Press Releases

The dog breeds that make you royally lucky in love
General - 19th October 2018 - 10:05 AM
Dog owners luckier in love and owners of royal favourites Beagles and Corgis top the poll
Kennel Club supports House of Commons report on failings of Dangerous Dogs legislation
General - 17th October 2018 - 5:01 PM
The Kennel Club is pleased to see the publication of the report released today by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee regarding the failings of Dangerous Dog legislation and its inability to protect the public while harming animal welfare.
The Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club Welcomes the Scottish Government’s Effective Ban on Shock Training Devices’
Law and Government - 16th October 2018 - 9:53 AM
Following the Kennel Club’s event at the Scottish Parliament last December where the Kennel Club called on the Minister to bring forward a ban on shock training devices as a priority
Kennel Club to publish Petagenics DNA test results
Announcement - 16th October 2018 - 9:37 AM
The Kennel Club is to publish DNA test results which have been issued by Petagenics Canine Genetic Services, following receipt of a formal application.
Kennel Club offers tours of London headquarters
General - 12th October 2018 - 12:02 PM
The Kennel Club is opening its doors to the public and offering guided tours of its art gallery and the world’s largest canine library based at its London headquarters.
Kennel Club Announces Changes to Agility Regulations Following Consultations
Announcement - 10th October 2018 - 3:54 PM
Eagerly awaited agility regulation changes, which will see significant changes to grade progression and jump heights over the next few years, have been announced by the Kennel Club in response to the findings of consultations with the agility community over the last three years.
Black and Tan Coonhound interim standard approved
Announcement - 10th October 2018 - 9:36 AM
At its recent meeting, the Kennel Club Board gave final approval to the Black and Tan Coonhound Interim Breed Standard. The new standard will be published in the November 2018 edition of the Kennel Club Journal. The breed will therefore be eligible for exhibition in Imported Breed Register classes from 1st November 2018.
The Kennel Club urges Cardiff Council to rethink blanket restrictions on dog owners
Law and Government - 10th October 2018 - 9:23 AM
The Kennel Club is supporting local dog owners who are calling for Cardiff Council to reconsider proposed PSPOs which would affect responsible dog owners in the area.
Kennel Club changes criteria for A2 assessors
Announcement - 9th October 2018 - 5:04 PM
The Kennel Club Board has agreed a change to the criteria to be an A2 assessor, in that any judge who has previously awarded CCs in the breed can undertake this role, provided they are listed on the Kennel Club’s Find A Judge facility
Don’t let your dogs go off with a bang on fireworks night says the Kennel Club
Health - 9th October 2018 - 10:36 AM
The Kennel Club is warning pet owners to be extra vigilant this year on fireworks night following statistics that show there was a rise last year in calls to the Petlog lost pet line at the end of October and beginning of November.
Berkshire dog and owner win bronze medal at the FCI Agility World Championships in Sweden
Events - 8th October 2018 - 3:44 PM
Dave Munnings from Newbury, Berkshire and his Border Collie, Fame, won an overall bronze medal in the large individual competition at the FCI Agility World Championships on Sunday 7th October, after competing against 145 other handlers and their dogs.
Kennel Club Chairman Resigns
Announcement - 5th October 2018 - 8:28 PM
Mr Simon Luxmoore, Chairman of the Kennel Club, has resigned from his post. In the meantime, Mr Steve Croxford will assume Mr Luxmoore’s responsibilities with immediate effect, until the Board confirms interim arrangements.
Nominations Sought For Leading Canine Health Awards
Events - 5th October 2018 - 4:39 PM
Prestigious veterinary research awards offer £61,000 to researchers and scientists pushing the boundaries in the field of dog health.
NEW DNA Testing Programme For Border Collies
Health - 2nd October 2018 - 3:58 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for severe sensory neuropathy (SN) in Border Collies, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Scottish Kennel Club to hold JCF events in Scotland
General - 25th September 2018 - 2:50 PM
In a move designed to make judges’ education as accessible as possible for Scottish candidates, the Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) is planning to host Judges Competency Framework (JCF) events in Scotland, beginning in 2019, both organisations have announced.
Kennel Club urges Blackpool Council to rethink blanket restrictions on dog owners
Law and Government - 17th September 2018 - 2:35 PM
The Kennel Club is supporting local dog owners who are calling for Blackpool Council to reconsider their proposed PSPOs which would affect responsible dog owners in the area, as well as local tourists.
Agility Liaison Council Meeting 17th January 2019
Announcement - 12th September 2018 - 10:50 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 17th January 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Agility Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 19th October 2018.
Obedience Liaison Council Meeting 10th January 2019
Announcement - 12th September 2018 - 10:48 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 10th January 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 12th October 2018.
Kennel Club approves rally regulation amendments as result of large scale review
Announcement - 11th September 2018 - 3:44 PM
The Rally working party undertook a full review of the Rally regulations to identify changes that would help build on the success Kennel Club Rally has had in its first six years and continue this success in the future.
Kennel Club welcomes tougher laws on puppy sales in Scotland
Announcement - 7th September 2018 - 4:37 PM
Following an announcement by the Scottish Government that there will be a consultation about modernising the licensing regime for dog breeders (announced Friday 7 September 2018), the Kennel Club has issued the following statement.

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