Polish Hunting Dogs. Photo Maryla Wic

223rd breed recognised

The Polish Hunting Dog has been granted recognition by The Kennel Club from April 2024... READ MORE

Understanding Alabama rot

Alabama rot is rare, but it’s worth knowing the signs to watch out for. Read more here...
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Springtime hazards and safety tips

Prepare your dog for spring by learning about the seasonal dangers they may face and how to prevent them.

Spring dangers

The Kennel Club Shop

Visit our online shop to purchase memberships, publications and merchandise, register your dog, enrol in courses and buy tickets to events.

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The best lifetime dog insurance

Protect your dog with UK's Number 1 pet insurer, with up to £25,000 cover for vet fees.

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Want to DNA test your dog?

Our DNA testing services offer a simple, cost-effective and easy-to-use alternative that only requires one kit.


Bark For Our Parks

MAY 1st-31st: Our local parks are at risk of being built on and lost forever. Help us protect our parks by taking part in 'Bark For Our Parks'...

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XL Bully Guidance

The Kennel Club has produced this guidance to support dog owners in understanding the ban on XL Bully dogs...

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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 222 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.