How do I register my imported dog?
To import a dog a photocopy of a certified Export Pedigree
should be sent with the application, unless it is a country which
does not issue Export Pedigree's in which case a Three Generation
Pedigree is sufficient.
If the Export Pedigree or the 3 Generation Pedigree does not show
the current registered owner, a copy of the Owner Registration
Certificate issued by the overseas Kennel Club, showing the current
owner, needs to be submitted as well. When completing the Form 4
the date of import into the UK or date of quarantine entry needs to
Dogs from Germany - For a dog coming from
Germany an owner needs to submit a photocopy of the Ahnentafel
issued by the breed club accompanied by the Annerkennung Fur Das
Ausland (Export Document issued by the VDH)
Do I need to send in the original pedigree/ certificate
from the overseas Kennel Club?
No, we do not require the original copies to be submitted.
Please ensure any copies sent are clear as this may delay the
Can I enter any competitions while my Import
application it is being processed?
If at the closing date for entries, you have applied for but not
received the Kennel Club document, the dog can be entered and the
name should be followed by the letters 'N.A.F' (Name Applied
My dog is registered with the Irish Kennel Club /
Kennel Club of Jersey or the Guernsey Kennel Club; how do I import
You would need to complete the Import Application Form 4 and
submit with a copy of the dogs Three Generation Pedigree and owners
I am importing a bitch in whelp; how do I register the
Bitches imported in whelp should be registered with the Kennel
Club if the bitch is remaining in the UK. The litter may then be
registered on a Form 1 - Litter Registration accompanied by a
certified three generation pedigree issued by the country of origin
for the sire. If the bitch is returned to the country of origin
without leaving quarantine after whelping, then it does not need to
be registered with the Kennel Club. Form 1 - Litter Registration
should be accompanied by certified 3 generation pedigrees of both
dam and sire from the country of origin.
I own a Kennel Name; can I add to the name of the dog I
An addition of a Kennel Name can be incorporated at the time of
registration free of charge, as long as the Kennel Name and person
importing the dog are the same ownership. To add please include the
link word (if required) and Kennel Name on the dog name section of
My dog is owned in partnership, do all owners need to
sign the application?
Yes, if the dog is owned in partnership, all parties would need
to sign the application form.
Do you record more than 3 generations when importing a
We would normally only record 3 generations of a dog when
importing although, we would record up to 5 generations of a
pedigree, providing the overseas Kennel Club pedigree contains this
information. To request this select the option on the
My dog has won International Titles; can these be
The Kennel Club will only record a title won at a national show
from the country of origin. Please submit a copy of the award
with the application.
How long does it take for the Import to be
As a guide please allow 28 days for the processing of the Import
Application. If applications are incomplete, we require further
information about the date of import, or we unable to read the
application this would delay the processing.
How do I re-import a dog which has previously been
To re-import a dog from an overseas Kennel Club please submit a
completed Form 17 - Re-importation of a dog/bitch.
Also include the following:
- Original Export Pedigree if available
- Copy of the Owner Registration Document, issued by the overseas
Kennel Club, confirming the ownership of the dog in the UK.