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Getting a dog

Finding the right breeder

Kennel Club Assured Breeders

We operate the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme. The Kennel Club provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of breeders and Kennel Club Assured Breeders with pedigree puppies currently available on the Find a Puppy service.

Kennel Club Assured Breeders and other responsible breeders should do the following:

If a breeder doesn't follow these guidelines and if the puppies do not appear happy and are not kept in good conditions, then look elsewhere. For more information watch this video about Assured Breeders.

Breed Clubs

Breed Clubs will also recommend dog breeders to you and contact details for these clubs can also be found in the Breed Information Centre.

What to expect from a breeder

What to ask the breeder

Puppy Buying Guide app

Thinking about buying a puppy? Download the FREE official Kennel Club Puppy Buying Guide (available on Android and iOS) for helpful information, tips and a checklist for that important decision in life.