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Announcement    25 July 2017 11:00
Kennel Club Streamlines Registration Options for Non-Pedigree Dogs

In order to provide a beneficial long term registration product for owners of crossbreeds, or purebred dogs without a Kennel Club recorded pedigree, the Kennel Club will no longer be accepting applications for its Companion Dog Club (CDC).

Announcement    25 July 2017 11:00
Judges Competency Framework - Questions and Answers

A number of clubs and individuals have written in to seek clarification on various issues concerning the press announcement made about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) in April 2017.

Events    25 July 2017 12:00
Kennel Club Question Time Heads to Kent

The views of dog owners are being sought in the South East of England and surrounding areas as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits Fawkham this September.

Campaigns    24 July 2017 09:00
Could Man's Best Friend Save Britain's Pubs?

New Kennel Club research finds 98% of dog friendly pubs believe four-legged customers improve business, as inaugural National Pub Fortnight gets underway

General    21 July 2017 16:00
Thousands of Canines Head to Poole for Huge Dog Show Featuring Over 200 Breeds

British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the more than 5,000 dogs which will descend on Pikes Farm, Organford near Poole from 12th - 14th August.

General    21 July 2017 16:00
Plymouth Crossbreeds Given the Chance to Qualify for Crufts

Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to the Gables Farm Open Day in Plymouth on 29th July.

Events    21 July 2017 17:00
Hertfordshire Crossbreeds Given the Chance to Qualify for Crufts

Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to the Game Fair at Hatfield House in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on Sunday 30th July.

Announcement    19 July 2017 10:00
New Breed – White Swiss Shepherd Dog

The White Swiss Shepherd Dog will become the 219th pedigree dog breed recognised by the Kennel Club with effect from 1st October 2017.

Events    19 July 2017 10:00
Success For Young Agility Handlers and Their Dogs at European Junior Championships 2017

Young Kennel Club members representing YKC Agility Team GB took home two overall bronze medals after competing at the European Open Junior Championships in Luxembourg from 13th-16th July 2017.

Announcement    18 July 2017 10:00
Kennel Club Statement on Proposals to Reintroduce Eurasian Lynx into Kielder Forest, Northumberland

In response to the Lynx UK Trust’s submission of a formal application to Natural England to release Eurasian lynx into Kielder Forest, Northumberland, the Kennel Club has issued the following statement.

Announcement    18 July 2017 10:00
Kennel Club Statement on New Dogs Trust Report on Illegal Puppy Smuggling

Following the release of a shocking new Dogs Trust report on puppy smuggling, which can be accessed at www.puppysmuggling.org.uk, the Kennel Club, the UK's largest dog welfare organisation has issued the following statement.

Events    18 July 2017 12:00
Record Number of Dogs Heading to Rockingham for the World's Largest Agility Festival

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival will see a record-breaking 3,170 dogs from all over the world head to Rockingham Castle this August for the world’s largest agility festival.

General    17 July 2017 10:00
Thirty Nations Attend International Congress of Kennel Clubs in London

Promoting pedigree dogs in the modern era, the challenges posed by social media and the need to encourage the next generation of dog enthusiasts were common threads running through presentations at the 2017 International Congress of Kennel Clubs hosted by the Kennel Club in London.

Health    17 July 2017 12:00
Reclassification of the Chow Chow from Category Three to Category Two

The Kennel Club has announced the reclassification of the Chow Chow, from the category three (high profile breeds) to category two of its Breed Watch system, with immediate effect.

Events    17 July 2017 16:00
Thousands of Canines Head to Exeter for Huge Dog Show Featuring Over 200 Breeds

British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the almost 6,000 dogs which will descend on Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter from 5th - 8th August for the popular Paignton Championship Dog Show

Announcement    12 July 2017 15:00
Kennel Club Addresses Issue of Unrecognised Colour Registrations in Pedigree Dogs

The Kennel Club and breed clubs are increasingly concerned about fashions in unrecognised colours and these colours being advertised as ‘rare’.

General    12 July 2017 09:00
Minutes of Kennel Club Breeds Liaison Council Meeting Held on 24 May 2017

The minutes of the Kennel Club Liaison Council Breeds Council meeting, held on 24 May 2017, have been released.

Events    12 July 2017 14:00
Northern Irish Crossbreeds Given the Chance to Qualify for Crufts

Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to Bark in the Park at Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down on 22nd July.

Events    12 July 2017 14:00
Dog Activity Training Week for Young Dog Lovers in Scotland

Young dog owners in Scotland are invited to boost their canine training skills and try out different activities by attending a fun training weekend organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) and the Scottish Kennel Club (SKC).

Law and Government    07 July 2017 09:00
Kennel Club’s Worry Over Richmond’s Restrictions on Local Residents and Visitors

The Kennel Club is concerned that following its Public Spaces Protection Order consultation, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is still planning to introduce measures which will seriously restrict the freedom of dog walkers.

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