Press Releases

Scottish Kennel Club to hold JCF events in Scotland
General - 25th September 2018 - 2:50 PM
In a move designed to make judges’ education as accessible as possible for Scottish candidates, the Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) is planning to host Judges Competency Framework (JCF) events in Scotland, beginning in 2019, both organisations have announced.
Kennel Club urges Blackpool Council to rethink blanket restrictions on dog owners
Law and Government - 17th September 2018 - 2:35 PM
The Kennel Club is supporting local dog owners who are calling for Blackpool Council to reconsider their proposed PSPOs which would affect responsible dog owners in the area, as well as local tourists.
Agility Liaison Council Meeting 17th January 2019
Announcement - 12th September 2018 - 10:50 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 17th January 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Agility Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 19th October 2018.
Obedience Liaison Council Meeting 10th January 2019
Announcement - 12th September 2018 - 10:48 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 10th January 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by Friday 12th October 2018.
Kennel Club approves rally regulation amendments as result of large scale review
Announcement - 11th September 2018 - 3:44 PM
The Rally working party undertook a full review of the Rally regulations to identify changes that would help build on the success Kennel Club Rally has had in its first six years and continue this success in the future.
Kennel Club welcomes tougher laws on puppy sales in Scotland
Announcement - 7th September 2018 - 4:37 PM
Following an announcement by the Scottish Government that there will be a consultation about modernising the licensing regime for dog breeders (announced Friday 7 September 2018), the Kennel Club has issued the following statement.
Paw-fect canine candidate, Alex Norris, is crowned Westminster Dog of the Year
Events - 7th September 2018 - 11:07 AM
There were worthy winners in Westminster, as Border Collies Boomer and Corona aged seven and nine years old respectively and belonging to Alex Norris MP for Nottingham North, were crowned 2018 Westminster Dogs of the Year.
Changes to breeding regulations in England
Law and Government - 4th September 2018 - 2:07 PM
As of October 2018 new breeding regulations are being introduced in England by Defra and the Kennel Club is providing information to its customers on how some of these changes will effect dog breeders and some of those involved with dogs.
Puppy Awareness Week 2018
Campaigns - 2nd September 2018 - 9:22 AM
Instant gratification culture is putting puppy welfare at risk as more than one million pups are bought before they’ve even been seen by the buyer and half a million are ‘online deliveries’
Thomas Fall photography exhibition to open at the Kennel Club art gallery
General - 30th August 2018 - 1:06 PM
‘Promoting the Pedigree through Photography: Thomas Fall exhibition to open on 12th September
UK wide electric shock collar ban will save hundreds of thousands of dogs from aversive training devices
Law and Government - 28th August 2018 - 9:09 AM
The Kennel Club’s ten year campaign to #BanShockCollars has finally come to fruition with the welcome news that Defra will completely ban the use of remote control electric shock collars in England.
Kennel Club delighted with Government decision on banning third party puppy sales
Law and Government - 22nd August 2018 - 12:14 PM
Following an announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that there will be a consultation on an outright ban on third party puppy sales (announced Wednesday 22 August 2018), the Kennel Club has issued the following statement
Kennel Club celebrates successful International Agility Festival
Events - 20th August 2018 - 10:38 AM
Record number of dogs compete at the world’s largest agility festival
New DNA testing scheme for Beagles
General - 13th August 2018 - 2:53 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Lafora’s disease in Beagles, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
Agility Team GB win silver medal at the European Open Championships
Events - 31st July 2018 - 4:42 PM
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Vienna, Austria over the weekend (26th-29th July).
New DNA Testing Programme For Border Collies
Health - 25th July 2018 - 3:43 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for severe goniodysgenesis and glaucoma risk (gonio) in Border Collies, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Bronze For Young Agility Handler and Dog At The European Junior Championships 2018
Events - 17th July 2018 - 5:59 PM
Sam, a Jack Russell/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross, and his owner 16 year-old Lucas Irwin-Burns from Brighton, East Sussex took home an overall bronze medal in the small individual competition at the European Open Junior Championships in Netherlands last weekend.
Over 3,000 dogs to descend on Rockingham to compete in the world’s largest agility festival
Events - 17th July 2018 - 2:16 PM
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival will see a record-breaking 3,299 dogs from all over the world head to Rockingham Castle this August for the world’s largest agility festival.
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.

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