Kennel Name Approval
The Kennel Name team conduct stringent checks to ensure your
requested word is not too popular, too similar phonetically or too
close to an existing Kennel Name, a procedure that the team now
aims to complete within 14 days.
When these checks are complete your Kennel Name is granted and
the word is then published in the next edition of the Kennel Club
Journal for final approval.
Annual Kennel Name Maintenance
maintenance of the Kennel Name (£20) will be due for payment
annually on the date the Kennel Name was granted. The onus
lies with the Kennel Name holder to ensure payment is taken.
To make payments online please click on Annual Kennel Name
Maintenance in the 'Tools and Services' menu on the right.
If you would like to set up a Direct Debit for future annual
maintenance payments, this method will also give you a saving of £2
off the normal annual maintenance fee (£18 by Direct Debit) please
download the Direct Debit form
here and return it so we can set up the payment request.
Change of name of a registered dog: addition of a Kennel
Once your Kennel Name has been approved and granted, you can
apply to add your Kennel Name to a existing dog's name in your
registered ownership, providing a name change has not already taken
place, or the dog is not published in the Stud Book.
To add your Kennel Name, the dog needs to be in the same
registered ownership as the Kennel Name.
To attach your Kennel Name to the name of any dog(s), please complete a Form 8.
Varying the ownership of a Kennel Name
If you wish to add a new interest in your Kennel Name, a Form 11 - Variation of a Kennel Name
should be completed.
Kennel Name Bequest Service
For sole Kennel Name holders. If you hold a Kennel Name in your
sole ownership and have worked hard to develop your line over the
years, you will not want to let your Kennel Name be consigned to
history when you pass away. Do you have a family member or a friend
who may like to be associated with it and continue the line you
This service is free of charge. The Kennel Name Bequest form can
be downloaded here.
Kennel Name Certificates
An attractive certificate is available for you to display, an
original will be issued to you once the Kennel Name has been
If you require any additional copies of this certificate you can
order these by calling us on 01296 318540.
Kennel Name Cancellation
If for any reason you decide you no longer wish to maintain your
Kennel Name the request to relinquish must be made in writing (to
the address below).
If the Kennel Name is held in sole ownership we will accept the
request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If the Kennel Name is held in partnership we will require a signed
letter by both parties to be posted to:
Kennel Name Team
The Kennel Club
4a Alton House
Bucks HP19 8XU.