Press Releases

Field Trials Liaison Council meeting 16 May 2019
Announcement - 15th January 2019 - 2:49 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Field Trials Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 16 May 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Working Dog Activities Department at the Kennel Club by Friday 15 February.
Kennel Club announces changes in Stud Book bands for 2019
Announcement - 14th January 2019 - 1:53 PM
The Kennel Club has announced changes in Stud Book bands for 2019 for some breeds, which will apply for all shows from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
Kennel Club offers tours of London headquarters
General - 11th January 2019 - 3:16 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.
Replacement judge for Italian Greyhounds at Crufts 2019
Events - 9th January 2019 - 3:51 PM
Replacement judge for Italian Greyhounds at Crufts 2019
Kennel Club invites applications for championship obedience status
Announcement - 9th January 2019 - 3:48 PM
The Kennel Club wishes to advise obedience competitors that Cippenham (Slough) Dog Training Club and Midlands Border Collie Club have relinquished their championship obedience status with effect from 2019.
Last chance to enter Crufts 2019
Announcement - 27th December 2018 - 3:49 PM
Exhibitors are reminded that postal entries for Crufts close on Monday 7th January (postmarked) and online entries on Monday 21st January.
Olympia agility stakes winners crowned in London
Events - 24th December 2018 - 11:30 AM
This year’s winners have been crowned at the Kennel Club Olympia Agility Stakes, held in association with Skinner’s pet foods.
Christmas - a dangerous time for dogs?
Campaigns - 19th December 2018 - 3:20 PM
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, the Kennel Club, is alerting dog owners to the dangers posed to man’s best friend over the festive period and urges them to take precautions and keep their much-loved pets away from tempting treats.
Kennel Club Working Trials Liaison Council meeting 24 April 2019
Announcement - 18th December 2018 - 10:20 AM
A meeting of the Kennel Club Working Trials Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on 24 April 2019.
Kennel Club Charitable Trust grant for Greyhound welfare charity
Announcement - 17th December 2018 - 2:34 PM
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has given a grant to help Greyhound Gap based in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, in the purchase of a new animal ambulance to help support the much valued work they carry out in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of sighthounds.
Established single breed CC judges to be licensed for free
- 13th December 2018 - 7:06 PM
Under newly-approved changes to the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), which begins in 2019, the Kennel Club has announced that there will be no licence fee for single breed judges approved to award Challenge Certificates by 1 July 2019.
Stolen family dog found dumped on roadside and reunited with owners after three years
General - 13th December 2018 - 4:53 PM
A Cocker Spaniel has been reunited with her owners three years after disappearing in a suspected dog-knapping.
New DNA testing scheme for Giant Schnauzers
Announcement - 13th December 2018 - 1:04 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Giant Schnauzers, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
The Kennel Club issues Alabama rot warning to dog owners
General - 5th December 2018 - 3:26 PM
The Kennel Club is warning dog owners to be vigilant as the peak season for the Alabama rot disease sets in.
'Have a Go’ dog shows, offering advice to newcomers, to be held throughout 2019
Events - 5th December 2018 - 12:28 PM
Have you ever watched Crufts on television and dreamed of showing your dog but didn’t know how to go about it? Maybe you recently bought a dog and are curious about dog showing? Or perhaps you don’t even own a dog at present but are interested in seeing what dogs shows are all about?
Perthshire dog wins Kennel Club’s 17th Hunt, Point and Retrieve Championship
Events - 30th November 2018 - 2:52 PM
A five-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer from Perthshire has won the Kennel Club’s 17th Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) Championship
Tickets go on sale for Crufts 2019 – The world’s biggest celebration of dogs
Events - 27th November 2018 - 12:11 PM
Around 27,000 dogs from across the world will head to the NEC in Birmingham on 7th - 10th March
Team GB wins historic gold at the World St Hubert Championships for working gundogs
Events - 23rd November 2018 - 3:25 PM
For the first time, a British competitor has won gold at the World St Hubert Championships for working gundogs. Rob Gould, competing as part of Team GB, won first place in the gentlemen’s category with his German Longhaired Pointer, Wamilanghaar Djynn.
Kennel Club reveals Agility Team GB squad for 2019
Announcement - 21st November 2018 - 1:19 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the agility competitors who will be part of the Agility Team GB squad in 2019.
Kennel Club Breeders Competition finalists head to Crufts 2019
Events - 13th November 2018 - 4:01 PM
The top 40 teams which have qualified throughout 2018 in the Kennel Club Breeders Competition will be heading to Crufts 2019 for the final to be judged by Paul Harding, well-known Bulldog and French Bulldog breeder.

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