The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme promotes good
breeding practice aims to work together with breeders and
buyers to force irresponsible breeders, or
puppy farmers, out of business.
Breeders nationwide are joining the Assured Breeder Scheme to
show their commitment to responsible
breeding. There are set requirements that Kennel Club
Assured Breeders must agree to follow, which encourage the breeding
of healthy, and well adjusted puppies.
In return breeders are able to use the scheme literature and
logo to promote their litters. The annual membership entitles
breeders to use the online Kennel Club Find a Puppy Service free of
charge and will highlight litters to puppy buyers as being bred by
an Assured Breeder. Assured Breeders also gain prioritised access
to additional advice and information from the Kennel Club's Health
and Breeder Services Department.
We are the only organisation accredited by the
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to certify
dog breeders, under the Kennel Club Assured Breeder
Scheme. This means that the Kennel Club is recognised as an
impartial and competent inspector by the government's sole national
accreditation body. This gives the puppy buying public additional
confidence that Assured Breeders are committed to meeting and
maintaining high standards for caring for the
health and welfare of their puppies and breeding bitches, and are
the best point of contact for buying a healthy, happy puppy.