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Kennel Club Campaigns


In our duty to ensure that dogs are healthy and happy, the Kennel Club has a responsibility to lobby against legislation which could negatively impact on dogs and their owners.

We therefore have a dedicated Public Affairs team committed to campaigning and lobbying across the UK and Europe for canine issues as the voice of dog owners.

The Kennel Club also works to ensure that people know their legal responsibilities as owners and help to fulfil these and more general dog owning responsibilities with information guides and briefings. So why not take a look?  


  • "All Party Animal Welfare Group Report on developing an England-Wide Strategy for dogs" - read here
  • "Experts Plan Strategy For The Future Of 'Dangerous' Dogs" - read here
A Dog's Life Manifesto
The manifesto sets out the Kennel Club's vision for legislative changes that can help to protect dogs and is divided into sections that reflect all aspects of a dog's life - from breeding and acquisition to dog training, responsible dog ownership and everyday living.
KC Dog
KC Dog is a dog owners group which aims to keep its members up to date about access issues directly affecting them, as well as other campaigns that members can get involved with if they wish.
Dog Health
The objective of the Kennel Club is to improve the welfare, health and general wellbeing of all dogs, throughout every stage of their lives.
Puppy Farming
Help the Kennel Club campaign to end the cruel practice of puppy farming in the UK.
Electric Shock Collars
The Kennel Club in calling upon the Government and Scottish Parliament to introduce an outright ban on this barbaric method of training dogs.
"Dangerous Dogs"
The Kennel Club is campaigning for the overhaul of existing dangerous dogs legislation. Regulating this issue and protecting the public has posed a problem for legislators for many years.
Access for Dogs
In order to ensure that responsible dog owners can continue to enjoy maximum access to our national open spaces, the Kennel Club actively lobbies on the following issues.
Compulsory Microchipping
The Kennel Club believes that microchipping makes a clear link between a dog and its owner. Over 100,000 dogs either stray, are lost or stolen each year with many having to be kept in kennels before being re-homed.
Get Fit with Fido
Get Fit With Fido encourages dogs and their owners throughout the country to get fit together. We've got free weight loss advice, tips and tools for you to train with your dog as well as a national competition that you can join to show your commitment!
Be Dog Friendly
Be Dog Friendly is a campaign run by the Kennel Club which aims to reward and encourage businesses and public places across the UK to adopt a dog friendly attitude towards the nation's 8 million dogs.
Pet Travel
In January 2012, the UK harmonised its pet travel rules with the rest of the European Union (EU) to allow for easier pet travel. Find out about the new requirements here.
Animal Testing
The Kennel Club is in principle against the use of animals for routine testing purposes and is keen to work towards improving animal welfare by increasing an awareness of the human responsibility regarding animals and helping fund research into alternative testing methods.
Dog Meat
The Kennel Club strongly opposes the dog meat trade and condemns the acts surrounding the trade which are continuously taking place in East Asia.
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