Pedigree puppies for sale
Each pedigree dog breed has its own characteristics and with 215
different breeds (recognised by the Kennel Club) there is
certainly an ideal breed for most. If you match these
characteristics with your personality and lifestyle, it is more
likely that you will have a happy and fulfilling relationship with
We understand that finding your perfect companion isn't always
easy. So we've developed our own service to help you find the right
pedigree breed for you and a tool to find puppies for sale from
responsible breeders in the UK:
Pedigree breed rescue dogs
Consider giving a home to a pedigree breed rescue dog. The
Kennel Club Find a Rescue
Dog service provides contact details for breed rescues for your
chosen pedigree dog breed in your area.
If you are not able to find what you are looking for, or there
are no breeders of your chosen pedigree dog breed currently listed,
then you should contact the Breed Clubs. The Breed Club secretaries
can provide you not only with expert advice on your particular
breed of interest, but put you in touch with other societies who
may be able to help you with your search. Breed Club contact
details can be found on the right of the page when you search the
Find a Rescue Dog service.
Non-shedding breeds of dog
For those owners who wish to buy a dog which is less likely to
shed its coat, one of the non-shedding
breeds listed may be a suitable choice.
What is a pedigree dog?
A pedigree dog is the offspring of a dam and sire of the same
breed, which is eligible for registration with a recognised club or
society that maintain a register for dogs of that description. All
pedigree dogs carry a breed standard - a picture in words that
describes each breed of pedigree dog - for their likely character
and health needs. Consider what job your intended breed was
designed to do, and whether you can cope with the innate behaviour
that will accompany it.
All pedigree breeds are divided into seven Breed Groups. Before
even looking for puppies for sale, do search our Breed Information
Centre to find out more about each breed, their personality and
In addition to the pedigree dogs there are also crossbreed puppies for sale that you
can consider. These dogs often display a mixture of their
ancestors' traits. So it is important to take this into account. If
you know the mix of breeds this may help but otherwise find out
what you can about the parents.
You may be aware that some breeds of dog (and crossbreeds) can
be susceptible to inherited disease. Of course you want to be sure
that the dog you choose is as healthy as possible, and you would
like to know that it has not inherited any undesirable
disease-causing genes from its parents.
There is some help in that DNA tests for diseases in purebred
dogs are available for some conditions in some breeds. There are
also a number of clinical veterinary screening schemes that dog
breeders can use to increase the probability of producing healthy
Potential dog owners should be aware that, at present, the
application of various health screening results to breeding
programmes is not always straightforward, and breeders may make
choices for various reasons. A responsible breeder though, will
always be willing to discuss relevant health issues with you. Breed
clubs are often useful sources of breed-specific information.
Ensure you are covered with a lifetime policy from the Kennel
Club Pet Insurance. Find out more about insurance cover levels
included by visiting the
Kennel Club Pet Insurance website.
Choosing the right dog