The Kennel Club campaigns
Access for owners and dogs
We monitor and respond to individual public space protection order proposals that seek to restrict dog access to our public spaces.
We are opposed to the use of dogs in animal experiments primarily for the benefit of humans and have significant concerns about the use of dogs in regulatory toxicity testing.
Ban dog meat trade
Dog meat eating has been traditionally associated to cultural traditions in some Asian countries and falsely linked to myths about health benefits. Find out how you can help.
Ban electric shock collars
We are against the use of any negative training methods or devices. This includes electric shock collars (ESCs).
Ban third-party sales
With legislation banning third-party sales in England coming into effect in 2020, we're now turning our attention to Scotland and Wales.
New owners need to choose the right puppy and breeder, and then ensure they can provide all what their puppy needs. Find out how to #BePuppywise.
Learn what brachycephalic and BOAS mean and the valuable work that The Kennel Club is doing to help improve the health of these increasingly popular breeds.
The Kennel Club believes that dog breeding activities should be regulated and that more breeders should be brought into the licensing regime. Read our Collaboration is Key report.
Learn more about how to travel with your dog after the Brexit. Rules regarding travel to/from Northern Ireland will be different to the rest of the UK.
Keeping your details up to date on microchipping databases is a legal requirement and helps to reunite lost pets with their owners.
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.
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.
Compulsory scanning would ensure that no healthy or treatable pet can be euthanised by a vet without having its microchip scanned first, and without permission from its registered keeper.
Dangerous dogs - deed not breed
Breed-specific legislation ignores the role that anti-social behaviour by irresponsible dog owners plays in biting incidents.
Over 2,000 dogs are stolen each year across the United Kingdom. With less than 5% of cases resulting in conviction, we believe penalties need to be harsher.
Dogs die in hot vehicles
You should never leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day. They can become dehydrated, develop heat stroke or even die.
Dogs in rented accommodation
The Kennel Club supports a Bill to establish rights to keep dogs in domestic accommodation.
Livestock worrying under UK law covers attacking or chasing livestock. Find out how you can help to reduce livestock attacks.
Partners and collaborators in health
We work with breed health co-ordinators, working groups and partners in a variety of ways.
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.