The purpose of the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club is to further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs, to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-bred dogs, to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials, to conduct dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of AKC, to help educate the public about all breeds of dogs during any event this club sponsors, to help prevent cruelty to animals by supporting efforts to rescue and re-home abandoned dogs and to provide information and educational materials at club events and on the club website.