Health

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We are the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare, education and training. Its objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust supports research into dog diseases and dog welfare charities and funds the Kennel Club Genetics Centre and the Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the Animal Health Trust, both of which are at the forefront of pioneering research into dog health.

For breeders

This section contains breeding advice, health resources and information on the science of breeding.

For owners

Welcome to our ever expanding pages on health and your dog. You will find here a number of articles written by experts on health problems that may impact on your dog’s life.

Breed Health Symposium

The Breed Health Symposium (formerly known as the Breed Health Co-ordinator Symposium) will be held on Wednesday 4th October 2017 and is now open to all. It will provide information and updates on canine health concerns and research projects. Click to read more and to book.

For vets and researchers

Information resources, funds and online tools for veterinary practices and researchers to educate, promote and further the development of canine health & welfare.

For exhibitors and judges of show dogs

Resources for those involved in dog showing to continue putting dog health first.

For Breed Health Co-ordinators and breed clubs

This page highlights what a Breed Health Co-ordinator (BHC) is and how the Kennel Club can help BHCs in their role.

The Kennel Club Academy

The Kennel Club Academy is an online learning resource providing accessible online education to support those involved in the world of dogs from dog breeders, vet and breed coordinators, to dog show judges. Learn more.

KC research, publications, and health data

Find out more about the range of Kennel Club health reports and publications, as well as a variety of regularly updated health statistics.

What the kennel club does for dog health

The Kennel Club has introduced a large number of initiatives to help improve the lives of thousands of dogs and continues to develop new programmes and educational resources to progress dog health in the future.

What’s on in your area

This section keeps you up to date with any upcoming events, health seminars and surveys.

International Canine Health Awards

The Kennel Club International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. Click to learn more and to apply for 2018.

What the Kennel Club does for Dog Health

The Kennel Club is committed to ensuring that all dogs have the opportunity to lead healthy, happy lives, with responsible owners. By working collaboratively with the veterinary profession, the canine scientific world, dog welfare organisations and breed experts, the Kennel Club hopes to do all it can for its part and helps to protect the health and welfare of dogs in the future. This report summarises just a fraction of what the Kennel Club does for dog health.

Free breeding resources at the Kennel Club Academy

The FREE dog breeding resources area of the Kennel Club Academy provides a range of films that cover topics from pre-breeding considerations right through to rearing, owning and caring for the health and welfare of adult dogs. Our first series of films cover all the things you need to consider before breeding from your dog, from basic considerations like adjustments to your home and lifestyle to how to use DNA tests and what you need to know about health conditions and inheritance. Join now for access for our free learning resources.


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