The Kennel Club's registration system is akin to Somerset House
for people - it is a simple record of a puppy's birth and provides
a number of benefits supporting responsible dog ownership.
There are many health benefits to dogs by registering with the
Kennel Club and if you are thinking of breeding your dog, we
recommend that you use our Mate Select tool available on our
Ways to register your pedigree dog litter
There are two ways that breeders can register their litters:
1. MyKC Online Litter
Registering your litter online via MyKC is
the quickest way to register your litter - simply log in
using your existing Online Service account details and it will
recognise you automatically. Step by step, the MyKC online
system takes you through the registration process that has been
developed with all the usual rules associated with the registration
of a litter. The system automatically advises you if the puppy name
is already taken or if any registration details are entered
incorrectly, this is subject to final validation by the
Registrations Team. Don't forget to also look at the special offers
that we've also placed on MyKC especially for Kennel Club breeders
and Assured Breeders.
2. Complete the Form 1 - Litter
Please remember to complete all sections of form and return it
to the Kennel Club. Application processing may take up to 14 days
and so we kindly urge breeders to complete the application as early
as possible to ensure the relevant registration documents are
available for the puppies' new owners at the time of sale.
What happens when the litter is registered?
Once registered, you will receive individual registration papers
(Breeder Registration Document) for each puppy. Please check
the documents to ensure the details are correct, and then sign and
pass to the new owner to enable them to transfer ownership.
Benefits to registering your litter on the Kennel Club Breed
- Prospective owners know registered puppies have been bred with
care and can be confident that the dog they chose will display the
proper characteristics of the breed in both looks and
- Individual registration documents issued for each puppy
- Opportunity to purchase an official Kennel Club pedigree,
taking pride in your breeding
- Advertise Kennel Club registered puppies for sale on our Find A
Puppy service (which receives many thousands of searches every day
providing responsible new puppy owners)
- Breeding recorded in the Kennel Club Breed Record
- All breeders who register their puppies with the Kennel Club
accept the jurisdiction of the Kennel Club and undertake to abide
by its General Code of Ethics.
- New owners benefit from 5 weeks free insurance
- New owners will have access to an unparalleled source of
information, experience, advice on dog welfare, dog health,
dog/puppy training and dog breeding.
The Kennel Club Breed Register is only available:
- to those puppies where the sire and dam are in, or have been
transferred to, the registered ownership of the owner of the
- as long as the sire was mated with a dam of the same breed
which is also Kennel Club registered