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