Introduction to the Trust
The Kennel Club Educational Trust (Registered Charity No.
The Educational Trust aims to run projects, such as the Building
at Stoneleigh, and to provide opportunities to educate the public
about dogs, and to promote positive messages about the
responsibilities of dog ownership to the general public. The Kennel
Club has made a substantial donation to the charity, to enable the
Building project to be carried through to completion.
The Educational Trust's Trustees are:
- Gerald King (Chairman of the Kennel Club Educational
- Miss Pat Sutton (Member of the Kennel Club General
- Paul Rawlings (General Committee, Chairman of the Kennel Club
Accredited Instructor Scheme (KCAI), Field Trials Sub-Committee
- Jeff Lloyd (Primary Education Consultant)
Background to the Kennel Club Building
For many years, the world of dogs had been making a considerable
investment in venues for shows and educational activities, without
getting any tangible long-term benefits. Additionally, suitable
dog-friendly venues were becoming fewer and fewer.
The Kennel Club had long wanted to address these problems and
the provision of a permanent, purpose-built dog show and training
centre in a convenient, central location was sought in the
interests of dogs, dog people and the dog friendly public.
The Kennel Club found the perfect solution and an historic
agreement was reached with the Royal Agricultural Society of
England (RASE) to provide a permanent venue for dog shows, training
sessions, seminars and meetings at the Society's showground at
Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.
The agreement ensured that the Kennel Club, KC registered clubs
and others will have access to use the facility for dog activities
on 30 weekends per year, as well as all weekdays and evenings other
than those immediately preceding, during and after the Royal Show.
This allows the venue to be used for a wide range of other dog
activities, such as training and educational sessions, seminars and
meetings, as well as shows.
The arrangement has been made on a 99 year basis, ensuring the
long-term availability of the building and demonstrates the Kennel
Club's commitment to the future of canine education and dog
The Kennel Club Building
Located at Stoneleigh Park, the
Building will counter the problem of the reducing number of
venues available for dog activities and will provide long term
security and a guarantee of availability for dog clubs requiring a