How do I register my Kennel Club registered dog with an
overseas Kennel Club?
The majority of overseas clubs with which the Kennel Club has a
reciprocal agreement, require a three generation certified Export
Pedigree and ownership certificate. It would be advisable to check
with the relevant overseas Kennel Club to find out their
requirements to import a dog.
To apply for an Export Pedigree please complete the Form 13 -
Who can apply for an Export Pedigree?
The Export Pedigree may be applied for by the registered owner,
breeder or agent acting on behalf of the owner.
Is an Export Pedigree required to take any dog
An Export Pedigree is not required to allow a dog to leave the
United Kingdom. It would be advisable to contact Defra for advice
on taking your dog overseas and if the country travelling to is
eligible for the Pet Travel Scheme.
Do I need an Export Pedigree to register my dog with
the Irish Kennel Club / Kennel Club of Jersey or the Guernsey
No, to register your dog with any of the above Kennel Clubs you
do not require an Export Pedigree but need to provide a copy of the
certified 3 generation pedigree and Owner Registration Certificate
to the overseas Kennel Club.
My dog has an Endorsement X- Not Eligible for Export
Pedigree, can I apply?
No, if your dog has the Endorsement X recorded on their record
you would need to contact the person who placed the endorsement to
request its removal. Once removed, you can apply for the
How do I record my male dog as entire?
The Certification of a Male Dog section would need to be signed
by a veterinary surgeon to confirm that both testicles are fully
descended in the scrotum and are apparently normal.
If the application is not signed the Export Pedigree would be
annotated to show the dog has not been certified entire.
How long does it take for the Export Pedigree to be
As a guide please allow 28 days for the processing of the Export
Application. If applications are incomplete, endorsement on the dog
record, dog in incorrect ownership or we unable to read the
application this would delay the processing.