Breeder Helpline

Since 2000, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust has funded the Breeder Helpline - available on 0845 30 30 180 - a telephone service which offers support and advice to breeders who face difficulties in looking after their dogs and anyone else concerned about the welfare of specific dogs in their area. This service is available 24/7 and all calls are dealt with confidentially.

The types of calls typically received fall into three main categories. Firstly, there are calls from breeders who have become overstocked and under-resourced at their premises, with a drop in the standard of welfare and care. These calls are often linked to an elderly owner, who is trying to cope with a reduction in income or has an understandable attachment to their 'golden oldies' and cannot bear to part with them. The other two types of calls most commonly received on the helpline are requests for veterinary guidance when dogs are unwell, and advice when a summons is about to be or has already been issued.

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