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Crufts to Host Tenth Anniversary Eukanuba World Challenge in 2017
- 19th July 2016 - 1:00 PM

The world’s most famous dog show Crufts is to host the tenth anniversary Eukanuba World Challenge in 2017. Read more.

Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme Praised In House Of Lords
- 10th June 2016 - 9:45 AM

The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) has been praised in the House of Lords during an oral question session on puppy farming. Read more.

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Statement: Unlicensed Breeder in BBC1's Watchdog
Breeding - 21st April 2018 - 12:09 PM

Puppy farming is an abhorrent trade. Volume breeders require a local authority licence, which the breeder in BBC1's Watchdog did not have.

Statement re agility jump height research for the Dog Health Group (DHG) from the Activities Health and Welfare Sub-Group (AHWSG)
Canine Activities - 19th February 2018 - 11:42 AM

In recent years, there has been much discussion and debate about the “correct” height of jump for agility dogs to traverse. At present, dogs within their respective height (to the withers) category (small, medium or large), are expected to traverse jumps of set height (350mm, 450mm or 650mm), although as of January 2016, a “lower height option (LHO)” was introduced, allowing dogs to compete in their height category, but jumping 100mm lower.

The Breed Health and Conservation Plans project update
Health - 12th December 2017 - 10:57 AM

In September 2016, The Kennel Club launched a dynamic new resource for Breed Clubs and individual breeders – the Breed Health and Conservation Plans project. Significant progress has been made in the last year and a brief project update can be found in the following article.

The Agility Team GB Performance Weekend Report
Canine Activities - 26th April 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Agility Team GB Performance Weekend took place on 22nd and 23rd April, supported by the Agility Enthusiasts Show held on the Lincolnshire Showground. Read more.

Crufts 2017 Agility Judges' Interview
Canine Activities - 5th April 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Kennel Club interviews agility judges Bill Glover, Alan Bray and Nick Robson.

Crufts Judges Interviews 2017
Canine Activities - 4th April 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Kennel Club interviews obedience judges Alan Gresty and Lee Lampert, discussing the joys and challenges of obedience judging.

The Kennel Club’s Breed Health and Conservation Plans project
Health - 18th January 2017 - 11:00 AM

Breeders have to balance DNA test results and resources for assessing the risk of complex health conditions while also thinking about the importance of maintaining genetic diversity. The Breed Health and Conservation Plans project was launched to help breeders make balanced breeding decisions.

Olympia Report
Canine Activities - 6th January 2017 - 1:00 PM

New Kennel Club Olympia Agility Manager Laura Richardson writes about the spectacular day out at Olympia 2016 for the Agility competition. Read more.

Young Kennel Club - Squad Day
Canine Activities - 6th January 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Young Kennel Club Team GB first try out day was held on 4th December 2016 at Nottingham Trent University. For the first time the try out day was being held alongside the Team GB Agility Squad, providing a lot of atmosphere for all of the competitors. Read more.

Interview with Olympia Judge - Lee Gibson
Canine Activities - 6th January 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Kennel Club chats with Olympia Judge Lee Gibson to talk about his experience in Agility and provides some tips for anyone wanting to start in Agility. Learn more.

Changes to Standard 2016
Breeding - 20th December 2016 - 10:00 AM

There have been changes made to the Scheme Standard throughout the course of 2016. Click to read more.

Hey There, Geordie Girl!
Breeding - 14th December 2016 - 10:00 AM

Kennel Club Assured Breeder Marie Burns discusses her joy in raising her champion West Highland White Terrier and her experience winning Crufts Best in Show 2016. Read more. Click to read more.

Free puppy cover that’s better for breeders
Health - 21st October 2016 - 8:45 AM

If you’re a breeder, a brand new Kennel Club Pet Insurance 5 Weeks Free cover note pack is on its way to you! Click to read more.

Mitch’s Story
Health - 17th October 2016 - 9:30 AM

Even healthy pets can suddenly fall ill or have an accident. Having a pet insurance policy in place reduces the worry about affording expensive veterinary bills. Read more about Mitch's story.

Soaring Cost Of Sickly Puppies As Consumers Buy On A Whim Online
Campaigns - 12th September 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Kennel Club is increasingly concerned about irresponsible breeders who put profit over health and welfare and is keen to highlight the importance of going to a responsible breeder. Click to read more.

What does the Kennel Club do for health?
Health - 22nd August 2016 - 2:00 PM

Are you aware of the many ways in which the Kennel Club endeavours to makes a difference to dog health? Click to find out.

Kennel Club responds to vet petition on brachycephalic pets
Health - 22nd August 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Kennel Club is leading on a multi-stakeholder working group to look at practical, evidence-based solutions to health concerns in brachycephalic breeds. Read more.

EBVs – a resource for better breeding
Health - 22nd August 2016 - 11:00 AM

Estimated Breeding Values, or EBVs, can be used by breeders to assess the degree to which an animal may have inherited, or pass on, genes associated with a particular health condition. Learn more.

Newly Kennel Club approved official DNA testing schemes
Health - 22nd August 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Kennel Club has recently approved a number of DNA testing schemes for different breeds this year where these DNA tests record a definitive result and are based on robust science. Learn more.

Pug health: Journal article summary
Health - 22nd August 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Kennel Scope summarises the demography and health of Pugs under primary veterinary care in England. Click to learn more.

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