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Background

The concept of a Listed Status Club was originally considered for the discipline of Rally but following its successful implantation it was considered that the format would also be of benefit to other Kennel Club disciplines. Listed Status allows those who do not want to undergo the full requirements of running a Registered society to run Kennel Club licensed shows. It is now available for those who wish to run Agility, Canicross, Heelwork to Music, Obedience and Rally competitions or training. 

Previously, many unaffiliated clubs and groups 'borrowed' licences from registered clubs to run shows, however there was little recourse for competitors should something happen. In general the Kennel Club would prefer a show to be licensed, than not. This safeguards and provides support to all those involved at a show, whether they are competing, organising or judging.

What is Listed Status?

Listed Status is a type of Kennel Club registration for groups or individuals, that enables them to hold training and Kennel Club licensed shows / competitions without the requirements that a fully registered club must adhere to. By becoming a Listed Status Club, your club will receive support with competition administration and club management as well as having access to a wealth of information on every conceivable dog matter.

Benefits of becoming a Listed Status Club

  • Association 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 relevant discipline's Code of Conduct as well as the Kennel Club Code of Conduct.
  • Eligibility to hold "Open shows/ Competitions".
  • Annual certificate of being a Listed Status Club.

Listed Status Club Options

Listed Status Club for training purposes

  • 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 Judge from relevant discipline (Obedience for Rally/Heelwork To Music) or Kennel Club Accredited Trainer/Instructor for relevant discipline.
  • 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 purposes of dog training.
  • Joining fee (detailed below).

Listed Status Club to hold Kennel Club licensed events

  • 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.
  • A reference from an experienced/established committee member from a fully registered club.
  • Joining fee (detailed below).
  • Completed Application form including Direct Debit mandate for renewal fee.

Listed Status Club for training purposes AND to be able to hold 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.
  • 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 Judge from relevant discipline (Obedience for Rally/Heelwork To Music) or Kennel Club Accredited Trainer/Instructor for relevant discipline.
    • 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 purposes 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.
  • Joining fee.
  • Completed Application form including Direct Debit mandate for renewal fee.

Additional Discipline:

If you are an existing Listed Status Club (for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, Agility, Canicross, Obedience, Rally or Heelwork to Music) and wish to add another activity to your record then you are eligible for the new fee of just £15 instead of the previous £90. Additionally, the renewal fee for the extra activity will also be £15 instead of £45.

To be eligible for the new £15 fee the additional activity must be competitive such as Obedience or Agility. For those clubs who wish to add the Good Citizen Dog Scheme the enrolment fee and renewal will continue at £45.

Clubs wishing to take up this offer will still need to provide the same references that are currently required for any clubs applying for Listed Status. 

Costs

  • Initial enrolment / Joining fee: £90
  • Annual renewal: £45
  • Additional Discipline/ Renewal of Additional Discipline: £15*

*When adding the Good Citizen Dog Scheme as an additional discipline, the fee will be £45 for the enrolment and renewal. 

Discipline Type of Show / Competition Listed Status Club
Obedience Limited £25
Open £60
Heelwork to Music  Open £60
Premier N/A
Agility Limited £25
Open £60
Rally Open £60
Canicross Limited £25
Open £60

How can payment be made for becoming a Listed Status Club and for annual renewal?

Through Direct Debit or cheque initially, but payment for annual renewal would be by Direct Debit only.

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 (payable by Direct Debit).

When is the annual renewal date for submissions and payment?

Each year from the date the Listed Status Club was registered.

Show Management

  • Will there be specimen schedules to cover each type of show?
    Yes and these are available here:
    Agility Limited
    Agility Open
    Canicross
    Obedience Limited
    Obedience Open
    Heelwork to Music
    Rally
     
  • How many guarantors need to be present at a Listed Status Club show?
    The minimum requirement will be the one person as named on the licence. 
  • Is there a limit on the number of shows a Listed Status Club or fully registered club may hold?
    No,  but if there is a significant detrimental effect on the show calendar as a whole, then the General Committee will reserve the right to review the number of licences issued to a particular show organiser.
  • Will the Kennel Club manage show date clashes?
    Yes, clubs will still be able to register objections to shows being held in their area. Objections will not be upheld if the clubs involved agree to the clash of show date.
  • Will the Kennel Club regulate the cost of entry fees?
    No, the KC has never regulated the cost of entry fees.
  • How do we manage entry forms?
    Specimen entry forms are available with the schedule in the 'downloads' section. Entry forms must be completed for all dogs entered, including those entered on the day. They must be retained by the show organisers for 12 months from the date of the show and forwarded to the Kennel Club on request.
  • When is the closing date and can entries be accepted on the day of the show?
    The closing date for entries to classes at shows must be at least 14 days before the date of the show. Entries from competitors claiming that missing entries have been correctly posted must be accepted on the day of the Show as per the 'G', 'H', 'L', 'E' and 'S' Regulations.
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More Information
Listed Status FAQs
Tools & Services
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Downloads
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Agility Listed Status Application Form
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Canicross Listed Status Club Form
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HTM Listed Status Application Form
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Obedience Listed Status Application
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Rally Listed Status Application Form

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