Dog Health Information

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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International Canine Health Awards

The Kennel Club International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. Click to learn more and to apply for 2017.

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What the Kennel Club does for Dog Health

The Kennel Club is committed to ensuring that all dogs have the opportunity to lead healthy, happy lives, with responsible owners. By working collaboratively with the veterinary profession, the canine scientific world, dog welfare organisations and breed experts, the Kennel Club hopes to do all it can for its part and helps to protect the health and welfare of dogs in the future. This report summarises just a fraction of what the Kennel Club does for dog health.

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Free breeding resources at the Kennel Club Academy

The FREE dog breeding resources area of the Kennel Club Academy provides a range of films that cover topics from pre-breeding considerations right through to rearing, owning and caring for the health and welfare of adult dogs. Our first series of films cover all the things you need to consider before breeding from your dog, from basic considerations like adjustments to your home and lifestyle to how to use DNA tests and what you need to know about health conditions and inheritance. Join now for access for our free learning resources.

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