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Announcement    24 October 2016 11:20
Double Handling Prohibited In All Breeds, Kennel Club Reminds Exhibitors

Following recent incidents at shows, the Kennel Club wishes to remind exhibitors that double handling is prohibited. Click to read more.

General    24 October 2016 11:40
Obedience Awards Available To Competitors

The Kennel Club would like to remind obedience competitors and show organisers about the Obedience Excellent and Obedience Award of Merit certificates, which are available to competitors who meet the required criteria. Click to learn more.

Announcement    24 October 2016 12:00
Unusual Breeds On Show in GCDS Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Southern Semi-Finals

Ten dogs have qualified for Crufts after competing in the southern semi-finals of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner obedience stakes at Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL London over the weekend (22nd and 23rd October). Click to read more.

Announcement    24 October 2016 14:00
Collapsible Tunnel No Longer Approved For Use by the Kennel Club

The Kennel Club has removed the collapsible tunnel from its list of approved obstacles for agility classes with immediate effect. Click to read more.

Announcement    24 October 2016 14:15
Minimum Distance Between Agility Obstacles Increased

Following research by Nottingham Trent University into dog jump distances, the Kennel Club has amended the distances between obstacles that dogs have to negotiate in agility. Click to learn more.

Announcement    21 October 2016 10:00
Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year 2016 competition is now open

After huge international success with the most recent Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year competition, the annual canine photography contest returns and is open for entries. Click for more details including how to enter.

Events    18 October 2016 13:00
Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Supermatch Now Accepting Entries

The Kennel Club is now accepting entries for the annual Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme (GCDS) Supermatch event. Click to find out when and where.

Announcement    18 October 2016 14:30
Support Rescue Dogs With The 2017 Breed Rescue Calendar

Support rescue dogs by ordering the 2017 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar now. Click to learn more.

Announcement    18 October 2016 14:45
Kennel Club Olympia Manager

After 27 years of excellent management of the Kennel Club Olympia Stakes Finals at the Olympia International Horse Show, Dave Ray has decided to retire from this position following the 2016 event. Read more.

Announcement    18 October 2016 16:05
Crufts Stewards Needed for Working and Pastoral Day

The Kennel Club is calling for experienced ring stewards who wish to officiate at Crufts to get in touch to express an interest. Click to learn how you can be involved in the world's most famous dog show.

Announcement    17 October 2016 11:45
Search Hotting Up for Breed Health Coordinator of the Year

The Kennel Club has announced the nominees for its inaugural Breed Health Coordinator of the Year competition, designed to reward the hard work and dedication of its network of health coordinators. Click to read more.

Announcement    17 October 2016 12:00
Mary Ray Wins Fiftieth Obedience Certificate with Levi: Come and See Mary at Discover Dogs in London

Mary Ray, the well-known dog trainer whose heelwork to music routines at Crufts are regularly seen on television, has won a fiftieth obedience certificate with her Working Sheepdog, Levi. Click to read more of her achievement.

General    17 October 2016 14:45
Kennel Club Member Celebrates 70 Years of Membership

91 year old Alan Pickett was this week invited to a special luncheon in his honour, hosted by the Club Committee at the Kennel Club, celebrating 70 years of continual Kennel Club membership. Read more.

General    12 October 2016 11:45
Remember, Remember Dog Safety In November

As Halloween and Bonfire Night approach, the Kennel Club is warning dog owners about how traumatic this time of year can be for dogs and other pets. Click to learn more.

Announcement    10 October 2016 09:35
Field Trials Team GB To Head To World Championship For Second Year

Field Trials Team GB will travel to Denmark to compete for the second year running in the World Championships of Practical Hunting for Pointing Breeds and the St. Hubert Cup. Click to read more.

Announcement    06 October 2016 09:00
Kennel Club Welcomes New Scottish Laws To Protect Dog Welfare

The Kennel Club (KC) and Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a set of measures which will be introduced to protect and improve dog welfare. Click to read more.

Announcement    06 October 2016 11:00
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog To Change Name

At its recent meeting, the General Committee agreed that the breed nomenclature for the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog will change its breed name.

Announcement    06 October 2016 12:46
Merle Pugs Not Eligible for Registration

The Kennel Club will not accept the registration of merle Pugs, including those imported from overseas, following a request from the Pug Breed Council. Click to read mroe.

Announcement    04 October 2016 10:00
Kennel Club Offers Invaluable Event Management Seminars

The Kennel Club is offering two event management seminars in November 2016 and January 2017 in order for people to learn how to organise and manage competitions in rally and agility. Click to learn more.

Events    28 September 2016 15:00
Rare Breeds Among Thousands of Dogs Descending on Stafford for One of Britain’s Largest Dog Shows

British and Irish native dog breeds will be among the 8,000 plus dogs which will descend on Staffordshire County Showground in Stafford from 27th - 30th October for the popular Midland Counties Championship Dog Show. Click to Read more.

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