Press Releases

New DNA testing scheme for Basset Hounds
Announcement - 19th June 2018 - 3:24 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Basset Hound, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
Magic Mike from Wallingford is Britain’s top show dog so far for 2018
Events - 19th June 2018 - 3:22 PM
A dog named Magic Mike, who lives with Sara Robertson in Wallingford, Oxfordshire has won Best in Show at the prestigious Border Union championship dog show in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, securing his position as the top show dog of all breeds for 2018 at the halfway stage.
Trouble from Blackpool wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 19th June 2018 - 3:15 PM
A dog named Trouble, owned by Lisa Nelson of Blackpool, has won Best in Show at the prestigious Three Counties Championship Dog Show in Worcestershire.
New talk announced and dates extended for 'Significant Women' exhibition at Kennel Club Art Gallery
General - 19th June 2018 - 9:49 AM
The Kennel Club has announced that due to popular demand, the ‘Significant Women, who have made a difference for dogs’ exhibition in the Kennel Club Art Gallery in London, will now remain open until Friday 27th July.
French Bulldogs overtake Labradors as UK's most popular dog breed
General - 17th June 2018 - 12:22 PM
Kennel Club warns people about the welfare impact of bad breeders cashing in on the latest trend
The Kennel Club is holding an open tour for the dog-loving public
General - 15th June 2018 - 12:14 PM
The Kennel Club has announced a tour of its London building on Thursday 28th June.
Identification required for recording of DNA test results
Announcement - 14th June 2018 - 2:30 PM
Following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that, from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.
Kennel Club supports national microchipping month with new app to help reunite Petlog Premium customers with lost dogs
General - 12th June 2018 - 3:51 PM
The Kennel Club has joined forces with Bauwow to make sure that Petlog Premium customers can manage their membership through a handy app wherever they are. Whilst out and about, pet owners will always have 24/7 access to Petlog Premium lost and found services.
Hero from Chesterfield wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 6th June 2018 - 1:22 PM
A dog named Hero, owned by Lucy Mottram of Chesterfield has won Best in Show at the prestigious Southern Counties Championship Dog Show in Berkshire.
Winners of Europe’s most prestigious veterinary awards revealed
Events - 24th May 2018 - 1:17 PM
A leading veterinary dermatologist, a pioneering researcher specialising in canine tick-borne diseases, a devoted breed health coordinator, a PhD student researching pancreatic diseases and a veterinary student examining a life-altering parasite have each received one of the largest veterinary awards in the world for the role they are playing in transforming dog health.
Additional Accredited Trainers for rally needed for judges’ training programme
Announcement - 24th May 2018 - 10:42 AM
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming a Rally Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme to get in touch.
Additional Accredited Trainers for obedience needed for judges’ training programme
Announcement - 24th May 2018 - 10:41 AM
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Obedience Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme to get in touch.
Additional Accredited Trainers for Bloodhound trials needed for Judges' training programme
Announcement - 24th May 2018 - 10:39 AM
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Accredited Trainer for the judges’ training programme for Bloodhound trials to get in touch.
New DNA testing scheme for Great Danes
Health - 23rd May 2018 - 4:31 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for inherited myopathy of Great Danes (IMGD), following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Meghan Markle's Guy sparks rise in Beagle searches
General - 23rd May 2018 - 11:48 AM
Interest in Beagles surged after Guy became the unexpected star of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, which is not the first time that royal canines have had an impact on their breed.
Kennel Club response to Westminster's debate on pet shop puppies
Law and Government - 22nd May 2018 - 3:10 PM
Following an announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that there will be another consultation on the practice of selling puppies via third parties (announced Monday 21 May 2018) the Kennel Club has issued the following statement
New heart scheme for Cavaliers to undergo trial phase
Health - 21st May 2018 - 4:58 PM
Scheme developed by the Kennel Club and Veterinary Cardiovascular Society set to improve the health of the breed
Bath crossbreeds compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts
Events - 18th May 2018 - 11:37 AM
Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to Bath Canine Society Championship Show at the Three Shires Field, Bannerdown, Bath on 26th May.
Changes to obedience, agility, working trials, heelwork to music, rally and flyball regulations
Announcement - 17th May 2018 - 4:52 PM
The Kennel Club has recently approved changes to the regulations for obedience, agility, working trials, heelwork to music, rally and flyball.
Changes to heelwork to music regulations
Announcement - 17th May 2018 - 4:49 PM
The Kennel Club has recently approved changes to the regulations for heelwork to music.

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