The Shows Liaison Council is made up of 31 regional representatives, elected for a three year term to act as a channel of communication between breed societies, competitors and the Kennel Club.
The Council was set up to provide a channel of communication on matters of general concern to the dog community and to promote a better understanding among competitors of how the Kennel Club functions. It meets once per year, and representatives hold area meetings prior to each council meeting to provide a platform for proposals and discussion items to be raised. The meetings also provide feedback from the Kennel Club on recent developments and decisions.
The Council reviews the Show Regulations and advises the Kennel Club on any changes that may be needed, and is actively involved in strategic planning to enable showing to continue and flourish. Council proposals can result in fundamental changes in Kennel Club policy and the Kennel Club values the important work the Councils do.
Council members are always interested in hearing the views and ideas of competitors, and will be seen competing, stewarding, or judging at many shows during the year. Minutes and agendas for recent and forthcoming Council meetings can be found at the foot of this page.
Liaison Council Representatives
Representatives are elected for a period of three years and the current term of office of all Kennel Club Liaison Council representatives ends on 31 December 2018. The list of representatives is available here.
Representatives are elected by Kennel Club Registered Societies and Clubs which have an active interest in showing and have been registered for at least 12 months. (Full details of the election process and the constituency for each Liaison Council are included in the press release Liaison Council Elections 2009).
Shows Liaison Council Representatives from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018
Next Council meeting: 20 April 2017
Agenda Closing Date: 20 January 2017
Agendas and Minutes of the Shows Liaison Council: