Kennel Club in the news


The Kennel Club Press Office secures lots of positive press coverage across radio, television, online, and print publications.

Take a look below at some of the recent media coverage the Kennel Club has achieved as the first port of call for any canine-related matter, and the constant improvement of dog health and happiness.

Dog Photographer of the Year

This year's annual dog photography competition, organised by the Kennel Club, had almost 8,000 entries from over 40 countries and achieved some fantastic coverage.  Examples include:

The Telegraph


The Guardian

Huffington Post

Electric Shock Collars

The Kennel Club recently issued a fresh call for electric shock collars to be banned following the release of Defra-funded research which showed that they can have negative welfare effects on dogs.  This was covered by a number of media outlets, including:

The Telegraph


The Times

"How I taught my old dog new tricks"

A Daily Express journalist tries out agility with her dog in the run up to the Kennel Club International Agility Festival.

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Kennel Club International Agility Festival

A number of national and regional titles covered the annual International Agility Festival, held recently at Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire.  Reports covered the Kennel Club's attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the 'largest simultaneous dog stay' as well as more general, image-led pieces on the competition. Some examples of this coverage include:

The Guardian 

The Telegraph

The Mirror



The Northamptonshire Telegraph

The Harborough Mail

Open for Dogs

The Kennel Club commissioned research which found that almost half of dog owners fear they are being marginalised by society and may be forced into 'dog ghettos'.  This achieved good national coverage, including:

The Sunday Times

The Daily Mail and MailOnline

MailOnline Comment

Puppy Awareness Week

The Kennel Club's annual Puppy Awareness Week was covered by a number of national, regional and specialist titles, across print, online and broadcast.  Some examples include:


The Telegraph

The Sun

Westminster Dog of the Year

The event, run by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust, celebrates responsible dog ownership and this year saw 15 MPs and their political pooches competing for the title.  Coverage of the event was widespread and included:

BBC Daily Politics

ITV News

The Guardian

MailOnline Politics

Total Politics

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