Press Releases

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.
Future Kennel Club strategy and direction discussed at special general meeting
General - 13th November 2018 - 2:17 PM
At the Special General Meeting of the Kennel Club, held on 6 November, more than 300 members gathered to discuss the future direction of the Kennel Club and to hear about the KC strategy in relation to health, education and communications.
Every dog has its day and Friends for Life changed mine
General - 13th November 2018 - 11:47 AM
How winning the Kennel Club's Crufts Award for Life changed one person's life, now the search is on again for UK's Top Dog Hero for national award.
Kennel Club welcomes Welsh consultation on third party puppy sale ban
Law and Government - 8th November 2018 - 12:12 PM
The Kennel Club has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, of a consultation about a ban on the practice of selling puppies via third parties.
Changes to Kennel Club Board
Announcement - 7th November 2018 - 1:34 PM
The Board of the Kennel Club Limited has elected Steve Croxford as Chairman and Tony Allcock MBE as Vice Chairman at its meeting today and wishes them every success in these positions.
Big vs small: Smaller dogs come out on top over larger iconic breeds
General - 5th November 2018 - 12:43 PM
Small dog breeds often favoured by celebrities are taking over as the UK’s top dogs, with the likes of the Dachshund and the Queen’s favourite, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, soaring in popularity - whilst large dog breeds including old favourites such as the Old English Sheepdog decline.
Kennel Club Working Trials Championships 2018
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 4:34 PM
Alan Bexon and WT Ch Fly By Night Lad, a nine-year-old Working Sheepdog, have won the Patrol Dog Stake for the third time in four years at the Kennel Club Working Trials Championships. The Tracking Dog Stake was won by Margaret Robinson and WT Ch Just Arran over Trentvalley, a six-year-old Working Sheepdog.
New DNA testing programme for Papillons
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 11:27 AM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) in Papillons following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
National Memorial to celebrate 'dogs of war'
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 9:26 AM
The Kennel Club is delighted to have pledged its support to a national memorial to celebrate dogs of war. This will be the first ever memorial honouring the courage of all the military working dogs that have served with the Armed Forces in many conflicts and saved many lives.
Entries open for Crufts 2019
Events - 1st November 2018 - 3:46 PM
Online and postal entries for Crufts 2019 are now open
Ralph the Beagle becomes a calendar cover star
Announcement - 1st November 2018 - 11:42 AM
A Beagle called Ralph who ended up in rescue due to his behaviour towards other dogs has been helped to overcome his issues and has now won a competition to become the cover star of the Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar 2019.
Spavin Appeals Tribunal Order Oct 2018
Announcement - 31st October 2018 - 2:30 PM
Spavin Appeals Tribunal Order Oct 2018
Six lucky crossbreeds to head to Crufts for Scruffts final
General - 24th October 2018 - 5:10 PM
This year’s Scruffts competition attracted over 1,200 crossbreeds and their owners, but just six have made it all the way, winning a place in the final at Crufts for the Scruffts Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year final next year.
Ten Finalists Chosen For Crufts Junior Warrant Final
Events - 23rd October 2018 - 12:47 PM
The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition semi-finals took place this weekend at London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs at ExCeL London, with 62 top young dogs competing for just ten places in the final, which will be held at Crufts 2019.
Record Numbers Visit Discover Dogs In London
Events - 23rd October 2018 - 12:36 PM
A record number of dog lovers visited the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event over the weekend, breaking all previous records in show’s 23 year history.
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.

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