The Kennel Club believes that every dog should be bred to be fit
enough to enjoy its life to the full.
At the heart of this campaign is the belief that every dog, even
if its function is solely to be a pet, should be able to see,
breathe and walk freely. The Kennel Club has been working over the
past twenty years to improve breed health and welfare and the Fit
For Function: Fit For Life campaign keeps this at the top of our
Are you a puppy buyer?
As a puppy buyer there are certain steps that you can take to
help ensure that the puppy is healthy and well adjusted. This
starts at the point when you decide that you want a puppy and
continues throughout the rest of its life. The Kennel Club cares as
passionately about ensuring that you buy a happy, healthy puppy as
you do and has outlined some simple steps that you can follow
Are you a breeder?
Responsible breeders are the future of dogs in the UK. Whether
breeding cross breeds or pedigrees, breeders have a responsibility
to do all they can to help ensure that their puppies are healthy
and well adjusted and their breeding bitches are cared for.
There are a number of steps that responsible breeders can take
to help improve the health and welfare of our nation's dogs.
Are you a Judge?
The show ring can be a powerful force for change, encouraging
good breeding practice and enabling us to monitor and move forward
certain breeds. Therefore the decisions made by judges in the show
ring strongly influence future breeding plans and so they have a
critical role to play in ensuring the future health of dogs.