The Young Kennel Club To Take Control Of The Kennel Club – For A Day

For the first time in its history, the Kennel Club is to be subject to a takeover. This November, Young Kennel Club (YKC) members will descend on the new head office on Clarges Street, London, as part of the Takeover Challenge 2015.

On Friday 20th November 2015, YKC members aged 16 and over will have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience by getting involved in the Takeover Challenge. The day will provide participants the chance to experience a range of the roles at the Kennel Club - they will be at the centre of operations for the UK's largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of all dogs, and will be able to put forward their advice and opinions on a number of issues affecting the dog world.

Gerald King, YKC Chairman said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for both YKC members and the Kennel Club itself, and we are all very excited about it. This is the first time the Kennel Club has become involved in the Takeover Challenge initiative, but I am sure there will be many more to come.

"Not only do our Young Kennel Club members get hands-on, real world experience and the opportunity to express their views, but the Kennel Club will also benefit from a fresh perspective and mutual respect with the next generation of dog show judges, competitors and managers."

The Takeover Challenge is a national event led by the Children's Commissioner for England, which takes place each year and offers young people work experience in a variety of participating businesses. Last year over 44,000 children and young people benefitted from experience in more than 1,200 organisations such as schools, police and fire services, businesses, newspapers, broadcasters, local councils, museums, charities and Government departments. 

The YKC is looking for members aged 16 years and above to take part in the first Takeover Challenge at the Kennel Club. Members will shadow the Kennel Club executive team, get involved in decision-making and work on special projects.

YKC members interested in stepping up to the challenge of running the Kennel Club for the day, can register their interest at The opportunity is open to YKC members aged 16 and over only. Anyone interested but not yet a YKC member, should visit for more information.

To find out more about the Takeover Challenge, visit:

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