Kennel Club issues Code of Conduct

The Kennel Club has issued a Code of Conduct addressed to all Kennel Club members, committee members and volunteers.

The code will sit alongside the already-established Kennel Club Code of Ethics for breeders who register litters, Code of Best Practice for Kennel Club Judges, Codes of Conduct for participants at Kennel Club licensed events, as well as codes in respect of the welfare and safety of dogs.

The new code can be viewed on the Kennel Club website.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “The Kennel Club appreciates that Kennel Club members, committee members and volunteers do sterling work on behalf of the club, and overwhelmingly uphold the principles enshrined in the code’s various clauses. However, we felt that it was important to encapsulate these principles formally for the benefit of everyone who chooses to take on these vital roles in the future.”