Facts and figures


The Kennel Club is the largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

Each year we register around 250,000 puppies, across 212 breeds, and a further 26,000 dogs on our activity and companion dog registers.

The Kennel Club invests the profit that it makes into 'making a difference for dogs', by investing in education and dog training programmes, research to improve dog health and by supporting dog welfare and rehoming charities.

The Kennel Club runs many initiatives to help responsible dog owners care for their dogs in the best possible way. It runs Petlog, the UK's largest database for microchipped pets, in order to reunite lost dogs and their owners and the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme, the largest dog training initiative in the country.

The Kennel Club is also concerned with ensuring that puppies are bred to be healthy and runs the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme, the only scheme in the UK to set standards for and monitor breeders. The Kennel Club has independent UKAS accreditation to certify breeders on this scheme.

The Kennel Club runs many education campaigns to help ensure people buy the right breed, from the right breeder and it lobbies for legislative changes that will help dogs, including campaigning for the ban of electric shock collar devices, better access for dogs in public places, and for an overhaul of Dangerous Dogs legislation.

The Kennel Club also wants to ensure that people enjoy their lives with their dogs and licenses and runs many dog activities and shows. These include Crufts, the world's biggest dog event and the International Agility Festival, the world's largest dog agility show.

Click the links to the right to view interesting facts and figures about the Kennel Club and pedigree dogs. 

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