Register as a Listed Status Club

 

There are three ways to register as a Listed Status Club

A) Requirements of a Listed Status Club for training purposes only:

  • A statement outlining the club's commitment to canine welfare which is to be signed and dated by the applicant.
  • Third party liability insurance, a copy of the certificate to be submitted to the Kennel Club.
  • First Aid provisions, in line with the size and number of expected attendees.
  • Two supporting references; the first letter confirming the applicant(s) training experience written and signed by an experienced dog trainer i.e. Kennel Club Championship Agility Judge, Kennel Club Agility Accredited Trainer/Instructor. The second letter must be submitted by a local Dog Warden/Environmental Health Officer to confirm the safety and suitability of the premises/ground(s) being used for the purpose of dog training.
  • Registration fee.

B) Requirements of a Listed Status Club in order to hold Kennel Club licensed Agility shows:

  • A statement outlining the club's commitment to canine welfare which is to be signed and dated by the applicant.
  • Third party liability insurance, a copy of the certificate to be submitted to the Kennel Club.
  • First Aid provisions, in line with the size and number of expected attendees.
  • A show management profile and risk assessment to show evidence of suitability to hold a Kennel Club licensed show. This must also include a reference from an experienced/established committee member from a fully registered club.
  • Registration fee.

C) Requirements of a Listed Status Club for training purposes AND to be able to hold licensed Kennel Club shows:

  • A statement outlining the club's commitment to canine welfare which is to be signed and dated by the applicant.
  • Third party liability insurance, a copy of the certificate to be submitted to the Kennel Club.
  • First Aid provisions, in line with the size and number of expected attendees.
  • Two supporting references; the first letter confirming the applicant(s) training experience written and signed by an experienced dog trainer i.e. Kennel Club Championship Agility Judge, Kennel Club Agility Accredited Trainer/Instructor. The second letter must be submitted by a local Dog Warden/Environmental Health Officer to confirm the safety and suitability of the premises/ground(s) being used for the purpose of dog training.
  • A show management profile and risk assessment to show evidence of suitability to hold a Kennel Club licensed show. This must also include a reference from an experienced/established committee member from a fully registered club.
  • Registration fee.

The Kennel Club values its clubs and societies and they have a vital role to play in helping as many people understand the importance of the dog in society. Being a listed status club with the Kennel Club means that your club members will have access to the very best standards in club management and competition administration as well as having access to a wealth of information on every conceivable doggy matter, from genetic testing and health schemes, to the full history of a breed.

If you are interested in registering your club with the Kennel Club or gaining Listed Status, Kennel Club application forms are available, which set out the application process. Once societies become registered, new secretaries are issued with a 'Welcome Pack' which details the main requirements of societies in terms of Kennel Club Regulations, society administration and event management. Furthermore, a comprehensive manual or secretaries' guide is available from the Publications Department full of tips and advice for all club and society management teams.

Listed Status Clubs FAQs

Who can apply to have a Listed Status Club?
Any club, group or individual.

Why should I/We become a Listed Status Club?

  • Clubs will be associated with the Kennel Club brand.
  • Publicity through the Kennel Club database, enquiries and website.
  • Minimal club administration i.e. no need to submit annual accounts, list of club members, or have a committee structure.
  • Access to Kennel Club services and free advice from the office.
  • Compliance to the Kennel Club's Code of Conduct.
  • An annual certificate of being a Listed Status Club.

Do you need a Committee structure?
No.

Will the Kennel Club reduce its governance of fully registered clubs as a result?
No, the Kennel Club is of the view that the current stipulations are the minimum necessary requirement to safeguard a club's membership.

What are the costs involved?

  • Initial enrolment / Registration fee: £90
  • Annual renewal: £45
  • Competition Licence Fee: Limited - £25     Open - £60

How can payment be made for becoming a Listed Status Club and for annual renewal?
Initial registration fee may be made by Credit or Debit Card or Cheque made payable to the Kennel Club. Annual renewal is payable by direct debit.

What needs to be submitted on an annual basis to the Kennel Club?

  • A statement outlining the club's commitment to canine welfare which is to be signed and dated by the applicant.
  • A copy of the third party liability insurance certificate.
  • Renewal fee.

When is the annual renewal date for submissions and payment?
Each year from the date the Listed Status Club was registered.

Will I/We be inspected by the Kennel Club?
The reference submitted by a local Dog Warden/Environmental Health Officer to confirm the safety and suitability of the premises/ground(s) being used for the purposes of dog training, will be the only inspection of the training venue. If you plan to hold a competition, Field Officers will be sent as is the standard procedure for all Kennel Club licensed competitions.

What does a competition management profile consist of?
The competition management profile should be a document that outlines the organisation of a competition. This should include information such as job responsibilities, risk assessments, toilet and parking arrangements etc. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate to the Kennel Club that proper thought and provisions have been put in place.

What does a statement outlining the club's commitment to canine welfare consist of?
This could consist of information concerning the use of different training techniques, availability of food, water and suitable housing, on call veterinary cover, dogs left in hot cars and any other matters concerning the general well being of dogs during training sessions and competitions

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Agility Listed Status Application Form

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