Press Releases

Appointment of Judges at Limited, Open and Championship Shows Without CCs from 2019 Onwards
Announcement - 16th August 2017 - 12:24 PM
Following a number of enquiries from judges and inviting societies, the Kennel Club would like to clarify the matter of the appointment of judges at limited and open shows and for non CC classes at championship shows as of 1st January 2019 when the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) begins.
Kennel Club Celebrates Successful International Agility Festival
General - 15th August 2017 - 4:19 PM
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival took place at Rockingham Castle over the weekend with more than 3,000 dogs from all over the world competing at all levels of experience in agility.
Thousands of Canines Head to Ripon for Huge Dog Show Featuring Over 200 Breeds
General - 15th August 2017 - 2:47 PM
British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the more than 7,000 dogs which will descend on Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire from 15th – 17th September.
Judging at Partnership Shows
Announcement - 11th August 2017 - 2:48 PM
Due to the current increase in partnership shows being held, the Kennel Club would like to clarify its position with regard to judging at such events.
Thrapston Border Collie Triumphs Against the Odds at Huge Dog Show
- 9th August 2017 - 3:27 PM
A Border Collie named Freddie from Northamptonshire has won Best in Show at one of Britain’s largest dog shows, despite having previously been given only a matter of weeks to live when he was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Thousands of Canines Head to Guildford for Huge Dog Show Featuring Over 200 Breeds
- 8th August 2017 - 4:00 PM
British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the more than 6,000 dogs which will descend on Loseley Park near Guildford in Surrey from 8th-10th September for the popular Richmond Championship Dog Show.
Thousands of Canines Head to Stoneleigh for Huge Dog Show Featuring Over 200 Breeds
- 8th August 2017 - 3:34 PM
British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the more than 8,000 dogs which will descend on Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 1st - 3rd September for the popular City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show.
Berwickshire Dog Wins Kennel Club Pointer and Setter Championship
- 8th August 2017 - 10:50 AM
A five-year-old Pointer from Berwickshire has won the Kennel Club Pointer and Setter Championship organised by the International Gundog League (Pointer and Setter Society) on behalf of the Kennel Club.
Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Team GB 2018 Looking for Members
- 4th August 2017 - 3:02 PM
The Kennel Club is making plans to enter a team to compete at the World Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Championships.
Reminder on Agility Judging Procedures
- 4th August 2017 - 3:00 PM
The Kennel Club has issued a reminder on the procedures that agility judges should follow when they judge at Kennel Club licensed events.
Learn About New Judging Framework at City Of Birmingham Show
- 4th August 2017 - 11:49 AM
City of Birmingham Canine Association is offering breed club officials and other interested parties the opportunity to ask questions about the new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) at its championship show at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry, Warwickshire on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September 2017.
Rare and Popular Scottish Breeds to the Fore in Edinburgh for Huge Dog Show
- 3rd August 2017 - 2:52 PM
Scottish native dog breeds, both rare and popular, will be among the 4,000 plus dogs which will descend on the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh from 26th – 27th August.
Kennel Club Question Time Heads to Cambridge
- 1st August 2017 - 2:25 PM
The views of dog owners are being sought in Cambridge and surrounding areas as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits the city this October.
Fourteen Breeds Help Kennel Club as it Launches Pilot Scheme for Judges Competency Framework
- 1st August 2017 - 2:23 PM
Fourteen breeds representing every group classification and Stud Book band have joined forces to assist the Kennel Club with piloting various elements of its Judges Competency Framework (JCF), the Kennel Club has announced.
Agility Team GB Secure Silver Medal At The European Open Championships
- 31st July 2017 - 2:27 PM
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Salice Terme, Italy over the weekend (27-30th July).
Kennel Club Introduces Online Form to Add Kennel Names
General - 28th July 2017 - 12:30 PM
The Kennel Club has now made it easier for owners wishing to add their Kennel Name to a dog’s existing pedigree papers by launching an online application form on the Kennel Club website.
Changes to Kennel Club Heelwork to Music Regulations
General - 26th July 2017 - 5:00 PM
The Kennel Club has recently approved a number of changes to the regulations for heelwork to music, effective from 1st January 2018.
Breed Liaison Council Meeting 22nd November 2017
General - 26th July 2017 - 11:00 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Breeds Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Changes to Kennel Club Working Trials Regulations
General - 25th July 2017 - 5:00 PM
The Kennel Club has recently approved a number of changes to the regulations for working trials.
Kennel Club prohibits Use of Aversive Collars at Licensed Events Governed by Activities Comittee
General - 25th July 2017 - 4:00 PM
The Kennel Club Board has recently approved amendments, originating from a recommendation made by the Working Trials Liaison Council, to the Welfare of Dogs regulations.

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