Press Releases

Manchester Crossbreeds Given The Chance To Qualify For Crufts
Events - 25th September 2017 - 1:59 PM
Last opportunity to enter the popular crossbreed competition ahead of the semi-finals in London in October. 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 the Family Pet Show in Manchester on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October.
Kennel Club Dismay At Policy That Could Stop Lost Dogs Being Reunited With Poorest Owners
Law and Government - 22nd September 2017 - 11:11 AM
The Kennel Club has expressed its dismay at a proposal that could see more dogs being destroyed or sent to rehoming centres, if their owners can’t immediately afford the fine owed, which was discussed last night by Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s Public Protection Committee.
New research reveals prevalence of health conditions in UK’s dog population
Health - 19th September 2017 - 10:16 AM
Large scale study published on disorders in 192 Kennel Club recognised breeds will help to improve health of Britain’s much-loved pedigree dogs
Agility Liaison Council Meeting 18th January 2018
General - 14th September 2017 - 10:23 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 18th January 2018.
Kennel Club Opens New Aylesbury Office
General - 13th September 2017 - 3:38 PM
The Kennel Club has opened its new offices in Aylesbury, having moved a matter of yards away from its previous home in the Alton House Office Park in Gatehouse Way.
Kennel Club Reiterates Importance of Filling Out Entry Forms Correctly
Announcement - 13th September 2017 - 9:26 AM
The Kennel Club would like to issue a further reminder to exhibitors about the importance of filling out entry forms accurately.
Thousands of Canines Head to Builth Wells for Huge Dog Show
General - 12th September 2017 - 2:07 PM
Welsh native dog breeds, both rare and popular, will be among the 5,000 plus dogs which will descend on the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys from 6th - 8th October for the popular South Wales Kennel Association Championship Dog Show
Obedience Liaison Council Meeting 11th January 2018
Announcement - 12th September 2017 - 2:03 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 11th January 2018. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by 13th October 2017.
Nominations Sought For Prestigious International Canine Health Awards 2018
General - 8th September 2017 - 1:40 PM
The International Canine Health Awards are returning for the sixth year to celebrate some of the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.
Judges Competency Framework – Kennel Club Issues Third Set of Questions and Answers
General - 8th September 2017 - 9:07 AM
A number of clubs and individuals have contacted the Kennel Club to seek clarification on various issues concerning the press announcement made about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) in April 2017. The JCF working party has therefore prepared a third Q&A document to assist accordingly; two previous Q&As were issued in April and July.
Collaboration Is Key To Making Sure Dog Breeding Regulations Work For Local Authorities, Puppy Buyers And Responsible Breeders
- 7th September 2017 - 9:49 AM
Local authorities could see a ten-fold increase in the number of dog breeders they are required to license under new government proposals, and the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, is warning that without full collaboration with its Assured Breeder Scheme it will simply become a stealth tax on responsible dog breeders and do little to curb puppy farmers who could continue to sell hundreds of thousands of sick and badly treated pups to the public.
Kennel Club’s New Centre Of Excellence For Working Dogs Opens In Northumberland
- 5th September 2017 - 9:54 AM
Gundogs and gundog clubs gathered in Northumberland on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 for the official opening of the Kennel Club’s Emblehope and Burngrange Estate, which the Kennel Club aims to develop as a centre of excellence to support a wide range of working dog and shooting activities.
People More Likely to Buy a Puppy on Impulse than a New Pair of Shoes
- 4th September 2017 - 3:19 PM
A dog may be for life, but many people spend more time choosing a pair of shoes or their weekly supermarket shop than they do a puppy and with devastating consequences, as pups are more likely to get ill and their owners suffer financial and emotional hardship if chosen hastily, as people fall victim to puppy scams.
Heelwork To Music Team GB Wins Historic Double at Open European Championships
- 1st September 2017 - 1:59 PM
The members of Heelwork to Music Team GB flew the flag for their country with great effect when they came first in both team competitions at the Open European Championships in Belgium over the weekend of 25th – 27th August.
'Treasures of the Far East' Exhibition to Open at Kennel Club Art Gallery 14th September
General - 31st August 2017 - 3:55 PM
An exotic new exhibition of art focusing on dog breeds from East Asia, will open at the Kennel Club Art Gallery on Wednesday 14th September.
Minutes of Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council Meeting Held on 20 July 2017
Announcement - 31st August 2017 - 10:52 AM
The minutes of the Kennel Club Liaison Council Obedience Council meeting, held on 20 July 2017, have been released.
Minutes of Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council Meeting Held on 13 July 2017
Announcement - 31st August 2017 - 10:41 AM
The minutes of the Kennel Club Liaison Council Agility Council meeting, held on 13 July 2017, have been released.
Latest Updates To The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
Announcement - 30th August 2017 - 10:17 AM
The Kennel Club has announced the most recent updates to the Breed-Specific Health Testing and Screening Schedule for its Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS).
Scottish Crossbreeds Given The Chance To Qualify For Crufts
General - 22nd August 2017 - 4:39 PM
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 the Scottish Kennel Club dog show at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday 26th August.
Thousands of Canines Head to Lisburn for Ireland’s Largest Dog Show
General - 22nd August 2017 - 12:02 PM
British and Irish native dog breeds, including some very rare ones, will be among the more than 2,000 dogs which will descend on the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn, County Antrim from 23rd – 24th September.

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