Why does my dog?

Have you ever wondered why your dog does certain things, like eat grass, lick your feet or eat poo? If you’re confused by your dog’s behaviour or are looking for reassurance about common canine habits, then we’ve found the answers to some of the most frequently searched for questions.


If you're thinking about getting a dog there’s a lot to consider, including finding out if you’re ready for a puppy, choosing the right breed to suit your lifestyle and researching responsible breeders. Find out more about how you can be #BePuppywise in our hub.

Lifetime pet insurance for your dog

Choose the UK’s number 1 pet insurer, with £15,000 vet fees cover. 97% of claims paid. Find out more below.

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Awards update

Important message for those competing at Kennel Club licensed events. Please see the latest update on awards.

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Find a judge

The new enhanced Find a Judge service has now been launched on our website. Take a look by clicking the link below.

Find a Judge

Outdoor games

There’s so much to do with your dog in a garden – even if you only have a small space, you and your dog can have fun.

Outdoor games

Keep your dog cool

Whether you’re in your garden, house or going for a walk it’s important to keep your dog cool during hot weather.

How can I keep my dog cool?

Help centre

Learn more about how to log in to our new website and how some of the new features work.


Everything you need to know about getting a dog

Everything you need to know

Getting your first dog is one of the most exciting things you will ever do! We have made a step-by-step guide to help you on your way. 

Find the right breed for you

With 221 pedigree dog breeds, finding one that's perfect for you can be difficult. Explore our Breeds A to Z to discover the ideal breed. 

Find a puppy or a rescue dog

Ready to buy a dog? Why not use our Find a Puppy service, whether you're looking for a pedigree puppy or a rescue dog.