Dog breeding

Breeding a litter of puppies is a rewarding experience, but it can also be costly and time consuming. Whether you're an established dog breeder or just starting out, learn more about responsible dog breeding.
Special offer - join us today!

Take advantage of our special offer - save £25 when you join The Kennel Club Assured Breeders scheme.

Benefits of the scheme:
  • Discounted registration fees, saving £2 per puppy
  • Free listings on our Find a Puppy service with the premium Assured Breeder badge
  • Discounted health tests
  • and more...

Join the scheme during August 2022 and we’ll waive the £25 joining fee*. Use the coupon code ABSAUGUST2022 at checkout to save.

Join today
*Pay no joining fee when you apply by 31 August 2022, saving £25. £60 annual membership fee still applies. Offer expires midnight 31 August 2022.
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First time breeders

If you're thinking about breeding from your dog, it's important to consider the time and financial investment required before you begin.

Start breeding
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Existing breeders

Already bred your first litter? Browse our resources, including litter registration, puppy packs, health testing and change of ownership.

For existing breeders
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Stud dog owners

Thinking of using your dog at stud? First and foremost, your goal should be to improve the breed. Find out what to expect.

Use your dog at stud
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The Kennel Club Assured Breeders

The Kennel Club Assured Breeders scheme aims to work together with breeders and buyers to force irresponsible breeders, or puppy farmers, out of business.

Assured Breeders scheme
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Health Test Results Finder

Use this resource to find any dog registered with The Kennel Club and see all available health information, DNA test results and screening scheme grades that we record.

Find health test results
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Inbreeding Co-efficient calculators

Our inbreeding calculators use all our pedigree records to calculate the degree of inbreeding for individual dogs or for the future puppies of two potential mates.

Inbreeding Co-efficient