Press Releases

New DNA testing scheme for Beagles
General - 13th August 2018 - 2:53 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Lafora’s disease in Beagles, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
Agility Team GB win silver medal at the European Open Championships
Events - 31st July 2018 - 4:42 PM
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Vienna, Austria over the weekend (26th-29th July).
New DNA Testing Programme For Border Collies
Health - 25th July 2018 - 3:43 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for severe goniodysgenesis and glaucoma risk (gonio) in Border Collies, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Bronze For Young Agility Handler and Dog At The European Junior Championships 2018
Events - 17th July 2018 - 5:59 PM
Sam, a Jack Russell/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross, and his owner 16 year-old Lucas Irwin-Burns from Brighton, East Sussex took home an overall bronze medal in the small individual competition at the European Open Junior Championships in Netherlands last weekend.
Over 3,000 dogs to descend on Rockingham to compete in the world’s largest agility festival
Events - 17th July 2018 - 2:16 PM
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival will see a record-breaking 3,299 dogs from all over the world head to Rockingham Castle this August for the world’s largest agility festival.
Winners of Dog Photographer of The Year Competition Announced
General - 16th July 2018 - 4:08 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its thirteenth year, the international competition received almost 10,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including China, Israel, Russia, Argentina and South Africa.
Another JCF Milestone Achieved: Names of Breed Education Co-Ordinators Announced
General - 16th July 2018 - 4:05 PM
The Kennel Club held its inaugural seminar for breed education co-ordinators as part of the implementation of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) over the weekend (Sunday 15th July) at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park.
Animal welfare sector rejects calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act
General - 16th July 2018 - 8:47 AM
The Kennel Club, RSPCA, Dogs Trust, and Blue Cross are urging MPs to reject calls from misguided activists that Staffordshire Bull Terriers be added to the list of ‘banned breeds’ under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Breeds Liaison Council meeting 7 November 2018
Announcement - 13th July 2018 - 9:21 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Breeds Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Husky from Mansfield wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 9th July 2018 - 11:14 AM
A dog named Akela, owned by Jessica Allen of Mansfield, has won Best in Show at the prestigious Windsor Championship Dog Show in Berkshire.
Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests take place at Chatsworth House
Events - 9th July 2018 - 11:13 AM
The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests were held at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire by the gracious permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire on 16th and 17th June 2018. The event was kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Pet Foods.
A11 disciplinary case – Miss M Spavin
Announcement - 9th July 2018 - 11:00 AM
At its meeting on 28th June 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Miss Melanie Spavin; namely that she behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world with verbal abuse to a show official at the Manchester Championship Show on 18th January 2018.
A11 Disciplinary Case – Miss M Spavin
Announcement - 3rd July 2018 - 3:48 PM
At its meeting on 28th June 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Miss Melanie Spavin; namely that she behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world with verbal abuse to a show official at the Manchester Championship Show on 18th January 2018.
Further JCF breed appreciation days announced
Announcement - 27th June 2018 - 2:24 PM
The Kennel Club has announced further JCF-compliant breed appreciation days at which candidates will be able to take a multiple-choice exam on the breed standard, if they so wish.
The Kennel Club urges Daventry dog owners to have their say on controversial dog poo DNA schemes
Law and Government - 27th June 2018 - 10:55 AM
The Kennel Club is urging dog owners in Daventry to respond to the local council’s consultation on its proposals to extend its Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).
Further Judges Competency Framework question and answer sessions announced
Announcement - 25th June 2018 - 11:08 AM
The Kennel Club has announced further dates of question and answer sessions being held about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). Anyone interested in learning about the JCF is advised that the sessions are not breed-specific and are therefore open to all.
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.

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