Healthy Happy Dogs

Image of the Kennel Club gallery We are the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare, education and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust supports research into dog diseases and dog welfare charities and funds the Kennel Club Genetics Centre and the Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the Animal Health Trust, both of which are at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health.

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Pedigree Breed Health Survey

The health survey is open to all owners of Kennel Club breed registered pedigree dogs. The results of this survey should provide a “snapshot” of the current state of all breed health. We hope that it will provide invaluable insights to vets, scientists, breeders and all those with an interest in improving dog health.

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Breeder Education Seminars

A stimulating series of educational seminars on health issues, breeding practices and scientific developments which will help breeders and their puppy rearing programs. The last seminars are taking place in December this year !

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Act on Lungworm

Case study video

Despite a rise in owner awareness, 85 per cent of UK dogs remain unprotected against lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) a potentially fatal parasite, a recent survey reveals. Dogs can become infected after accidentally swallowing slugs or snails carrying the lungworm larvae. Once inside the system, the parasite travels through the dog’s body eventually ending up in the heart. Left untreated, the dog’s health can rapidly deteriorate, and can even result in death. In the video below, pet owners whose dogs have been infected with the parasite speak about their experiences and share advice to Act On Lungworm.

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