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Health    21 October 2016 08:45
Free puppy cover that’s better for breeders

If you’re a breeder, a brand new Kennel Club Pet Insurance 5 Weeks Free cover note pack is on its way to you! Click to read more.

Health    17 October 2016 09:30
Mitch’s Story

Even healthy pets can suddenly fall ill or have an accident. Having a pet insurance policy in place reduces the worry about affording expensive veterinary bills. Read more about Mitch's story.

Campaigns    12 September 2016 09:00
Soaring Cost Of Sickly Puppies As Consumers Buy On A Whim Online

The Kennel Club is increasingly concerned about irresponsible breeders who put profit over health and welfare and is keen to highlight the importance of going to a responsible breeder. Click to read more.

Health    22 August 2016 11:00
Kennel Club responds to vet petition on brachycephalic pets

The Kennel Club is leading on a multi-stakeholder working group to look at practical, evidence-based solutions to health concerns in brachycephalic breeds. Read more.

Health    22 August 2016 11:00
EBVs – a resource for better breeding

Estimated Breeding Values, or EBVs, can be used by breeders to assess the degree to which an animal may have inherited, or pass on, genes associated with a particular health condition. Learn more.

Health    22 August 2016 11:00
Newly Kennel Club approved official DNA testing schemes

The Kennel Club has recently approved a number of DNA testing schemes for different breeds this year where these DNA tests record a definitive result and are based on robust science. Learn more.

Health    22 August 2016 11:00
Pug health: Journal article summary

The Kennel Scope summarises the demography and health of Pugs under primary veterinary care in England. Click to learn more.

Health    22 August 2016 14:00
What does the Kennel Club do for health?

Are you aware of the many ways in which the Kennel Club endeavours to makes a difference to dog health? Click to find out.

Competitions    28 June 2016 09:00
Winners of Dog Photographer of the Year Competition Announced

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Read more.

Competitions    27 June 2016 16:00
Young Kennel Club Members Offered The Chance To Design The New YKC Crufts Catalogue Cover

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has re-launched its Artist of the Year competition and has invited talented artists amongst its members to design the front cover for the brand new YKC Crufts catalogue. Read more.

Canine Activities    21 June 2016 00:00

The Obreedience competition was held in the Obedience Ring at Crufts on Saturday 12 March 2016 and was held in addition to the many other Obedience events that take place during Crufts.

Breeding    09 June 2016 11:00
Assured Breeders assist with puppy mortality research

Assured Breeder Scheme members recently contributed to research looking into rates of puppy losses in the first three weeks of life. Read the survey results.

Canine Activities    06 June 2016 10:00
Interview with Obedience Judges

The Kennel Club interviews Obedience judges Kim Innes, Nigel Slater and Krysia Wilenczyc. Read more.

Canine Activities    01 June 2016 10:00
Crufts Agility Judge Interviews

The Kennel Club interviews Crufts judges Roger Griffin, Cathy Keith and Gary Murphy. Read more.

Canine Activities    01 June 2016 10:00
YKC European Open Junior Team Day

On Friday 22nd April, the Young Kennel Club organised a team training evening for the YKC Junior Team, providing an opportunity for the YKC Junior Team to run a session in the same format as the Performance Weekend. Read more.

Canine Activities    01 June 2016 11:00
Olympia 2015

To say that Olympia is a unique event would be an understatement. It is five days of some of the best dog agility in the world! Read more.

Canine Activities    01 June 2016 10:00
Agility Team GB Performance Weekend Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th April

The weekend of Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 24th April saw Agility lovers from across the country competing at the Agility Enthusiasts Show held at the Lincolnshire Showground. Read more.

Health    15 April 2016 13:00
Vet bundle of handy guides now available on the Kennel Club Shop

The Kennel Club has developed a collection of Information Guides for prospective and existing dog owners. To help veterinary practices decide which guides are the most relevant and suitable for dog owners, we have created three bundles of guides covering key topics. Read more.

Health    14 April 2016 10:00
The Kennel Club investigate levels of inbreeding in pioneering research

The Kennel Club has analysed extensive data from its pedigree records to launch ground-breaking research that will help breeders to improve genetic health and protect the future of our favourite dog breeds.

Health    12 April 2016 15:00
KC survey reveals details on the health of pedigree dogs

The Kennel Club has released a summary report and breed specific reports from its 2014 Pedigree Breed Health Survey. Read more.

Health    12 April 2016 15:00
Free online health education films for breeders

The Kennel Club have launched a revolutionary new online learning resource, the Kennel Club Academy. Read more.

Health    12 April 2016 15:00
New epilepsy article added to KCs Pet Health Information web pages

Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs, affecting an estimated 0.6 – 0.7% of the UK population. read more.

Health    12 April 2016 15:00
Reporting operations on dogs to KC now easier

The Kennel Club has launched online reporting forms for vets to report operations and caesarean sections carried out on Kennel Club registered dogs to help the Kennel Club monitor and improve dog health and welfare. Read more.

Health    12 April 2016 15:00
New Information Guide: Managing your dog’s weight

Canine obesity is one of the fastest growing health concerns affecting dogs today, occurring in dogs of all ages and types. Read more on how to identify an overweight dog.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 12:00
Dog access restrictions with no legal basis

Since October 2014 and the introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), parish councils have no legal right to introduce restrictions on dog walking in England and Wales. Read more.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 11:00
Restrictions on assistance dogs

KC Dog respects the right for local authorities to ban dogs from play areas however this should be done in a manner which leaves these areas accessible to assistance dogs. Read more.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 11:00
Update on polls and Crufts tickets competition

A recent poll conducted by us showed that around two thirds of you believed that the ‘new means to pick up’ measures were not appropriate having considered some of the potential issues of this approach. Read more.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 11:00
PSPOs in your area

While we might not be able to help everyone who informs us about PSPOs individually, we will be able to present examples of bad practice to officials to demonstrate that this legislation is not working as it was intended. Read more.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 11:00
Parliamentary inquiry into animal welfare

The House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee conducted an enquiry into pet welfare which closed in March 2016. Read more.

Dog Owners    05 April 2016 11:00
Live PSPOs

Wrexham County Borough Council is currently consulting on proposals to restrict access to dog walking areas. Read more.

Campaigns    05 April 2016 12:00
Bark And Bake Campaign Launches During National Pet Month

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust is inviting dog lovers to take part in its new Bark and Bake campaign during National Pet Month, by holding a Bark and Bake sale during the last week of April to raise money to help make a difference for dogs. Read more.

Canine Activities    03 March 2016 17:00
Attention All Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog Training Clubs / Listed Status Organisations And Examiners

There are important changes that take effect from 6th April 2016 that will affect all Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog Training Clubs / Listed Status Organisations And Examiners. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
Free gift for ABS members and much more at Crufts

Members are invited to visit our main stand in Hall 3 at Crufts to receive a free gift. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
CVS continued support of the Assured Breeder Scheme

The Kennel Club and CVS are bringing you and your dogs fantastic benefits as the compulsory microchip legislation draws closer into action this April. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
DEFRA consultation on review of animal establishments licensing in England

A consultation by DEFRA on the review of animal establishments licensing in England is currently active where the review could have significant ramifications for dog breeders. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
Fantastic Benefits for Assured Breeders

As part of its new membership structure, the Kennel Club is offering great new benefits to Assured Breeders. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
Latest recommendations added to the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme

New recommendations have been added to the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) to imprpve dog health and responsible breeding in 2016. Read more.

Breeding    02 March 2016 10:00
The Kennel Club Academy – free education for breeders online

Breeder Education resources have been created for the Kennel Club Academy, providing accessible information for dog breeders and those considering breeding from their dogs. Read more.

Breeding    24 February 2016 10:00
Compulsory Microchipping – What you need to know

It will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped from April 2016 onwards. Read more.

Health    29 January 2016 09:00
New Epilepsy Article Added To The Kennel Club's Pet Health Information Web Pages

Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs, affecting an estimated 0.6 – 0.7% of the UK population. In many cases epilepsy is a lifelong disease. Click to learn more.

   25 January 2016 16:52
New statistics show impact of BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Schemes

The latest data from the Hip and Elbow Schemes show a clear and sustained reduction in the incidence and severity of these conditions, clearly demonstrating that responsible breeding, supported by testing, can make a difference to the health and welfare of dogs.

Canine Activities    17 December 2015 17:00
Obedience Meeting Matters

Obedience Meeting Matters

Canine Activities    17 December 2015 10:00
Team GB Strike Gold in Italy

The buildup and preparation made this year’s World Championships the highlight of many handlers agility career. The venue was fantastic and while smaller than other venues we’ve been to, created an exciting atmosphere for a competition of this level.

Canine Activities    17 December 2015 11:00
Discover Dogs Agility Judges Report

It was a great honour to be invited to judge at this year’s Discover Dogs. This was my first visit to Discover Dogs and also the first time the show was held at the Excel Centre in the London docklands.

Canine Activities    17 December 2015 10:00
Discover Dogs Agility Winners

Find out about the agility winners at Discover Dogs 2015!

Canine Activities    17 December 2015 13:00
Agility Meeting Matters

The following amendments to the agility ‘H’ regulations have been approved by the Kennel Club General Committee and will come into effect on 1 January 2016.

Canine Activities    07 December 2015 15:20
Take the Lead 2015 Winter

an overwhelming vote in favour of "Take the Lead" with some interesting feedback posted below

Canine Activities    07 December 2015 15:40
Changes to the Crufts Obedience and Rally Competitions

An Inter-Regional Rally competition is to be introduced to Crufts from 2017 which will replace the Obedience World Cup, running in conjunction with the popular Inter-Regional Obedience competition which has been taking place at Crufts since 1982.

Canine Activities    07 December 2015 16:00
Crufts 2016 Obreedience Qualifying Teams Announced

The last heat towards qualifying for Crufts 2016 was held at Stoneleigh Park on 7 November where no fewer than 15 teams representing 14 different breeds were expertly judged by Marney Wells.

Canine Activities    07 December 2015 16:20
National Obedience Class 2015 Finals by Fran Bush Organiser

he second National Obedience Class Finals (NOCF) were held on the 14 November. A huge success, enjoyed by competitors, judges and their teams and spectators alike - even the dogs had fun!

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