Press Releases

Winners of Dog Photographer of The Year Competition Announced
General - 16th July 2018 - 4:08 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its thirteenth year, the international competition received almost 10,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the globe, including China, Israel, Russia, Argentina and South Africa.
Another JCF Milestone Achieved: Names of Breed Education Co-Ordinators Announced
General - 16th July 2018 - 4:05 PM
The Kennel Club held its inaugural seminar for breed education co-ordinators as part of the implementation of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) over the weekend (Sunday 15th July) at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park.
Animal welfare sector rejects calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act
General - 16th July 2018 - 8:47 AM
The Kennel Club, RSPCA, Dogs Trust, and Blue Cross are urging MPs to reject calls from misguided activists that Staffordshire Bull Terriers be added to the list of ‘banned breeds’ under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Breeds Liaison Council meeting 7 November 2018
Announcement - 13th July 2018 - 9:21 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Breeds Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Husky from Mansfield wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 9th July 2018 - 11:14 AM
A dog named Akela, owned by Jessica Allen of Mansfield, has won Best in Show at the prestigious Windsor Championship Dog Show in Berkshire.
Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests take place at Chatsworth House
Events - 9th July 2018 - 11:13 AM
The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests were held at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire by the gracious permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire on 16th and 17th June 2018. The event was kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Pet Foods.
A11 disciplinary case – Miss M Spavin
Announcement - 9th July 2018 - 11:00 AM
At its meeting on 28th June 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Miss Melanie Spavin; namely that she behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world with verbal abuse to a show official at the Manchester Championship Show on 18th January 2018.
A11 Disciplinary Case – Miss M Spavin
Announcement - 3rd July 2018 - 3:48 PM
At its meeting on 28th June 2018, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Committee considered a complaint brought by the Kennel Club under Rule A11 a (1) (b) against Miss Melanie Spavin; namely that she behaved discreditably and prejudicially to the interests of the canine world with verbal abuse to a show official at the Manchester Championship Show on 18th January 2018.
Further JCF breed appreciation days announced
Announcement - 27th June 2018 - 2:24 PM
The Kennel Club has announced further JCF-compliant breed appreciation days at which candidates will be able to take a multiple-choice exam on the breed standard, if they so wish.
The Kennel Club urges Daventry dog owners to have their say on controversial dog poo DNA schemes
Law and Government - 27th June 2018 - 10:55 AM
The Kennel Club is urging dog owners in Daventry to respond to the local council’s consultation on its proposals to extend its Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).
Further Judges Competency Framework question and answer sessions announced
Announcement - 25th June 2018 - 11:08 AM
The Kennel Club has announced further dates of question and answer sessions being held about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). Anyone interested in learning about the JCF is advised that the sessions are not breed-specific and are therefore open to all.
New DNA testing scheme for Basset Hounds
Announcement - 19th June 2018 - 3:24 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Basset Hound, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
Magic Mike from Wallingford is Britain’s top show dog so far for 2018
Events - 19th June 2018 - 3:22 PM
A dog named Magic Mike, who lives with Sara Robertson in Wallingford, Oxfordshire has won Best in Show at the prestigious Border Union championship dog show in Kelso in the Scottish Borders, securing his position as the top show dog of all breeds for 2018 at the halfway stage.
Trouble from Blackpool wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 19th June 2018 - 3:15 PM
A dog named Trouble, owned by Lisa Nelson of Blackpool, has won Best in Show at the prestigious Three Counties Championship Dog Show in Worcestershire.
New talk announced and dates extended for 'Significant Women' exhibition at Kennel Club Art Gallery
General - 19th June 2018 - 9:49 AM
The Kennel Club has announced that due to popular demand, the ‘Significant Women, who have made a difference for dogs’ exhibition in the Kennel Club Art Gallery in London, will now remain open until Friday 27th July.
French Bulldogs overtake Labradors as UK's most popular dog breed
General - 17th June 2018 - 12:22 PM
Kennel Club warns people about the welfare impact of bad breeders cashing in on the latest trend
The Kennel Club is holding an open tour for the dog-loving public
General - 15th June 2018 - 12:14 PM
The Kennel Club has announced a tour of its London building on Thursday 28th June.
Identification required for recording of DNA test results
Announcement - 14th June 2018 - 2:30 PM
Following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that, from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.
Kennel Club supports national microchipping month with new app to help reunite Petlog Premium customers with lost dogs
General - 12th June 2018 - 3:51 PM
The Kennel Club has joined forces with Bauwow to make sure that Petlog Premium customers can manage their membership through a handy app wherever they are. Whilst out and about, pet owners will always have 24/7 access to Petlog Premium lost and found services.
Hero from Chesterfield wins one of Britain’s largest dog shows
Events - 6th June 2018 - 1:22 PM
A dog named Hero, owned by Lucy Mottram of Chesterfield has won Best in Show at the prestigious Southern Counties Championship Dog Show in Berkshire.

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