Press Releases

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.
Changes to agility regulations
Announcement - 17th May 2018 - 4:47 PM
The Kennel Club has recently approved the following changes to the regulations for agility.
Kennel Club Question Time Heads To Glasgow
Announcement - 14th May 2018 - 4:00 PM
The views of dog owners in Scotland are being sought as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits Glasgow on Tuesday 26th June.
Canine Eye Testing At Game Fair
Events - 14th May 2018 - 2:16 PM
Owners of Kennel Club registered dogs will be able to get their pets’ eyes examined by a leading veterinary ophthalmologist at the Game Fair 2018 at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire from 27-29 July.
Agenda for Agility Liaison Council meeting on 12th July 2018
Announcement - 11th May 2018 - 4:50 PM
The agenda for the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council meeting
Kennel Club holds first JCF ‘Eye for a Dog’ assessments
Events - 10th May 2018 - 12:10 PM
The Kennel Club has hosted the first of its Judges Competency Framework (JCF) ‘Eye for a Dog’ assessments and received valuable feedback. Run in an innovative collaboration between the Kennel Club and Finnish Kennel Club, the 72 places for the pilot were fully booked within three days of invitations being issued.
Top dog Magic Mike from Wallingford wins another huge show
Events - 8th May 2018 - 1:38 PM
A dog named Magic Mike, who lives with Sara Robertson in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, has won Best in Show at the prestigious West of England Ladies’ Kennel Society (WELKS) championship dog show in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Britain's newest pedigree dog breed revealed
General - 8th May 2018 - 12:56 PM
The Black and Tan Coonhound, so named because it was originally bred to ‘trail and tree’ racoons, will become the 221st pedigree dog breed in the UK this July when it becomes recognised by the Kennel Club, the UK’s registry body for pedigree dogs.
Kennel Club launches new Judges’ Critiques website
General - 3rd May 2018 - 11:00 AM
The Kennel Club has announced the launch of a new Judges’ Critiques website kcjudgescritiques.org.uk. This free website has been developed as a tool for breed judges to publish and manage their written critiques and provide a free service for exhibitors and members of the public to view critiques in one place.
The Kennel Club Announces Eleven New Dogs and Handlers For Agility Team GB 2019
Announcement - 2nd May 2018 - 12:55 PM
The Kennel Club has announced eleven new dogs and handlers who have been selected onto the 2019 Development programme for Agility Team GB.

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