The Kennel Club campaigns
Access for owners and dogs
As the keeper of one of the largest Public Spaces Protection Order databases in the country, we monitor and respond to proposals that seek to restrict access for dogs.
We are strongly opposed to the use of dogs in animal experiments primarily conducted for the benefit of humans and we have significant concerns about the use of dogs in regulatory toxicity testing.
New owners need to choose the right puppy and breeder, and then ensure they can provide all the care that their puppy needs. Find out how to #BePuppywise if you're thinking about getting a dog.
Learn what brachycephalic and BOAS mean and read more about the valuable work we are doing to help improve the health of these increasingly popular breeds.
We engage with policymakers to advocate for better enforcement of breeding regulations, and for measures which enable puppy buyers to identify responsible breeders.
New pet travel rules mean that travelling between Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the EU with your dog now looks a little different. Find out how you will be affected and what action we are taking.
As cattle are increasingly grazed on public land, it is becoming more difficult for dog owners to avoid conflict with cattle which could result in death or injury when walking in the countryside.
We have devised a range of resources to get you through December to ensure you and your dog stay happy; from teaching your dog something new, to keeping the kids busy.
Keeping your details up to date on microchipping databases is a legal requirement and helps to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Compulsory scanning has become an increasingly prominent animal welfare issue, with many raising their concerns about when pets should have their microchips scanned.
During this period of uncertainty for us all, The Kennel Club is here for you and your dog. Find useful information to keep your dog safe during the pandemic.
Dangerous dogs - deed not breed
Breed-specific legislation ignores the role that anti-social behaviour by irresponsible dog owners plays in biting incidents.
Dog meat trade
We are opposed to the sale and consumption of dog meat, and believe that the trade must be outlawed to protect animal welfare.
Over 2,000 dogs are stolen each year across the UK. With less than 5% of cases resulting in conviction, we believe penalties need to be harsher.
Dogs die in hot cars
You should never leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day because they can become dehydrated, develop heatstroke or even die.
Dogs in rented accommodation
No-pet clauses on tenancy agreements unnecessarily punish responsible pet owners in rented accommodation.
Dog walking and wildlife
Dog walkers account for half of all visits to the UK’s outdoors, with many passionate about walking their pets in a safe and responsible way.
Electric shock collars
Electric shock collars are cruel training devices that cause unnecessary pain and suffering to dogs. We support a total ban on their use and sale.
Livestock worrying occurs when a dog chases or attacks livestock. Find out how you can help to reduce this concerning animal welfare issue.
Partners and collaborators in health
We work with breed health co-ordinators, working groups and partners in a variety of ways.
Our post-lockdown guide. To help owners to navigate the ‘new normal’, we have brought together the key information you need to know.
Importing puppies raises concerns about animal welfare and exploitation, including transporting conditions, puppy farming and smuggling.
Regulation of fireworks
With around 40% of the UK's dogs being scared of fireworks, owners often need to plan ahead to keep their dog calm ahead of Bonfire Night.
Third party sales
Commercial third party sales are banned across Great Britain. After years of campaigning, we are incredibly pleased to welcome this progress.