Dog Name Check

Please enter the breed of dog you would like to check the names against and select the button.


A Guide to Naming

  1. A name must consist of more than one word but not exceed 24 letters (including a Kennel Name).
  2. A name which conflicts with an approved current Kennel Name granted to another person will not be accepted.
  3. A registered name cannot be repeated within a breed.
  4. The surname of the applicant is not acceptable.
  5. A word cannot be repeated when naming puppies.
  6. If a Kennel Name is to be used when registering a litter, the Kennel Name must appear as the first word in the name.
  7. Numbers in figures and initials are not acceptable & abbreviations may be disallowed.
  8. Canine terms are not permissible e.g. ‘dog’, ‘bitch’, ‘kennel’, ‘champion’, ‘Crufts’ and specific names of breeds.

Please note

  • This tool is only a guide for naming and all names submitted will be subject to further validation.
  • The Kennel Club reserves the right to refuse any name, which it considers inappropriate or offensive. The Kennel Club retains the right to request a fresh name for any puppy after the registration has been accepted, in the event of a complaint being lodged with the Kennel Club which is upheld.

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