Events

Our main events are Crufts, the world's biggest dog show, and Discover Dogs, your opportunity to meet a variety of pedigree dogs. Browse our calendar of exciting events.
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Crufts

Crufts is the world's greatest dog show; featuring unique dog events, competitions and the world famous best in show.

Crufts
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Discover Dogs

Not sure what dog to get? Come to Discover Dogs in London and meet every pedigree breed! It's London's biggest doggy day out.

Discover Dogs
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International Agility Festival

One of the world’s largest dog agility events, attracting thousands of competitors and spectators.

International Agility Festival
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Agility at Olympia

Taking place every December as part of the London International Horse Show, this is one of the most important showcase events in the UK agility calendar.

Agility at Olympia
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Dog Photographer of the Year

Enter to win great prizes, including the chance to have your photography displayed at The Kennel Club Art Gallery in London.

Dog Photographer of the Year
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European Open Agility Championships 2020

One of the world’s most prestigious international dog agility competitions; the UK will host the championships for the first time in 2020.

European Open
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Field trials championships

There are five field trial championships each year. View the results and learn how your dog can enter.

Field trials championships
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Have a go dog showing

These dog shows are ideal for someone new to the world of pedigree dogs. Come along, take part and see what dog showing is all about.

Have a go dog shows
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Heelwork to music team GB

Each year, The Kennel Club sends competitors to the World Championships to represent the UK.

Heelwork to music team GB
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Holyrood Dog of the Year

The competition is open to all parliamentarians' dogs. It celebrates the unique bond between man and dog and aims to promote responsible dog ownership.

Holyrood Dog of the Year
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International agility teams

Each year, The Kennel Club sends competitors to both the European Open Championships and the World Championships to represent the UK.

International agility teams
Winners of the International Canine Health Awards

International Canine Health Awards

These awards celebrate some of the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and well-being of dogs.

ICHA
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Roadshow

The Kennel Club Roadshow travels the length and breadth of the UK, and to some overseas locations too, promoting our valuable work.

Roadshow
Owner and dog who have won 1st place

Scruffts

Scruffts is the nation’s favourite crossbreed competition and is a great way to enjoy time with your dog and family.

Scruffts
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The Kennel Club gundog working tests

Learn how to enter the tests and training days, plus information for spectators. Dates for 2020 are TBC.

Gundog working tests
Winners of Westminster dog of the year

Westminster Dog of the Year

The competition is open to all parliamentarians' dogs. It celebrates the unique bond between man and dog - and aims to promote responsible dog ownership.

Westminster Dog of the Year
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Working trials championships

The Kennel Club's annual working trials championships are usually held in late October and are the most prestigious of working trials events, featuring the most successful dogs from past year.

Working trials championships
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Young Kennel Club training days

Young Kennel Club dog training days are aimed at all dog lovers, especially children, and include different dog activities, including fun agility and pet dog training.

YKC training days