The Kennel Club has approved amendments to the 'Guidelines for
Owners and Handlers with Dogs Taking Part in Canine Activities'
(excluding breed shows and gundog events). The updated document is
available to view on the Kennel Club website.
These guidelines have been set out in order to ensure that a
dog's welfare takes precedence over all other demands and at all
stages during the preparation and training of the dog for, and
during, competitive and non-competitive canine activities.
These guidelines set out the obligations that show and event
organisers, clubs, trainers/instructors and owners/handlers have
for the welfare of dogs taking part in Kennel Club licensed canine
The guidelines can be found on the relevant pages for agility,
obedience, working trials, Bloodhound trials, heelwork to music and
rally by clicking here.