Press Releases

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

29th May 2020 - 4:38 PM


During this period of uncertainty for us all, the Kennel Club is here for you and your dog.

To help you both stay happy and healthy, we have devised FAQs, advice and support on our website. We also have a hub for resources, ideas, and fun to keep both you and your dogs connected while you're at home, in any situation.

Update: 26 June 2020

Please regularly check the latest government advice across EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland and continually assess your own situation based on this information and where you are in the UK. The Kennel Club is in regular contact with Defra to keep up-to-date on developments.

Guidance for pet owners is available from the UK Government, Welsh Government, and the Scottish Government.

We continue to monitor the situation as it evolves, including the questions we receive from breeders and owners, and may amend or add to these FAQs, and the information, advice and guidance on the website accordingly.

FAQs for dog owners

FAQs for dog breeders

FAQs for show organisers and clubs (excluding dog showing)

FAQs for dog showing

FAQs for The Kennel Club 

FAQs for breed rescue organisations 

FAQs for dog training clubs 

Further coronavirus advice and articles from the Kennel Club

Why dogs can be a lifeline in lockdown

Statement on COVID-19 and Kennel Club events – 13/05/2020

CFSG Guidance for companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations

Advice for new puppy owners from a Kennel Club Assured Breeder 

Fun games to keep your dog occupied during coronavirus

Advice for animal related businesses and local authorities during COVID-19

Walking a dog safely for someone else during coronavirus

Tips for grooming your dog at home 

Health Testing 

Child and Dog Safety 

Caring for your dog during the coronavirus pandemic

Can dogs catch coronavirus? 

Managing your dogs weight 

Dog Depression 

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