Press Releases

Kennel Club announces 23 new dogs and 19 handlers for Agility Team GB Squad 2020
Announcement - 20th May 2019 - 2:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced 23 new dogs and 19 handlers who have been selected onto the 2019 Development Programme for Agility Team GB 2020 Squad.
Capsule exhibition dedicated to contemporary artist opens at the Kennel Club Art Gallery
Events - 15th May 2019 - 12:54 PM
A capsule exhibition by contemporary artist Amelia Siddle will open this week, at the Kennel Club Art Gallery on 16th May.
Kennel Club launches new heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels supported by Veterinary Cardiovascular Society
Health - 14th May 2019 - 5:49 PM
A new heart scheme for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been launched by the Kennel Club (KC) in consultation with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed clubs and supported by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS).
Kennel Club welcomes new legislation on banning third party puppy sales
Law and Government - 13th May 2019 - 4:01 PM
Following the announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that new legislation to end third party puppy sales, known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, will be laid in Parliament today (announced Monday 13 May 2019)
Collection of unique artwork to be displayed at the Kennel Club Art Gallery
Events - 13th May 2019 - 2:57 PM
A new exhibition is set to be unveiled at the Kennel Club Art Gallery, showcasing the extensive collection of artworks and artefacts that have been collated by the Kennel Club throughout the years.
New DNA testing scheme for the Miniature Poodle
Health - 9th May 2019 - 3:30 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for osteochondrodysplasia (OC) in the Miniature Poodle following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Blind dogs competing in activities disciplines
Events - 3rd May 2019 - 4:38 PM
The Kennel Club would like to advise competitors that it believes it is not in the best interests of blind dogs to compete in activities disciplines.
Political pooch Sadie is crowned Holyrood Dog of the Year
Law and Government - 30th April 2019 - 10:28 AM
Sadie, an eight month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle cross has today (Monday 29 April) been crowned winner of the prestigious Holyrood Dog of the Year competition.
‘Have A Go’ dog show, offering advice to newcomers, to be held in Edinburgh
Events - 29th April 2019 - 5:11 PM
Have you ever watched Crufts on television and dreamed of showing your dog but didn’t know how to go about it?
Kennel Club announces Agility Team GB 2019
Events - 26th April 2019 - 4:05 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the agility teams which will represent Great Britain at the European Open Agility Championships in The Netherlands 25-28 July, and the FCI Agility World Championships in Turku, Finland from 19-22 September
First new-style Junior Warrant title goes to French Bulldog
General - 26th April 2019 - 2:02 PM
The owner of the first winner of the Kennel Club’s new-style Junior Warrant (JW) award has been so encouraged by her dog’s success that she has vowed to try and attain his Open Show Winner (OSW) title too.
New DNA testing schemes for the Leonberger
General - 24th April 2019 - 10:27 AM
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for the Leonberger, for Leonberger Polyneuropathy (LPN2) and Leukoencephalomyelopath (LEMP), following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Calling all Nottinghamshire crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
Events - 17th April 2019 - 4:17 PM
Calling all Nottinghamshire crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020. Fun crossbreed competition to be judged by former EastEnders star
First ever Veteran Warrant award goes to Newfoundland
General - 17th April 2019 - 12:12 PM
A nine-year-old Newfoundland, Ch Zentaur Tee Tea Effen JW ShCM VW, belonging to Gary, Teresa, Faye and Elaine Coldwell of Redhill, Surrey is the first ever dog to be awarded the new Veteran Warrant (VW) title.
First ever Open Show Winner title goes to Bichon Frisé
Announcement - 15th April 2019 - 4:01 PM
A Bichon Frisé, OSW Manoir’s Mr Moonlight JW ShCM, belonging to Claire Bayne and Marilyn Smith of Gorebridge, near Edinburgh is the first ever dog to be awarded the new Open Show Winner (OSW) title.
Agility arrangements announced for Crufts and Olympia 2020
Events - 12th April 2019 - 3:44 PM
The Kennel Club has announced arrangements for agility at Crufts and Olympia in 2020.
Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme given Defra seal of approval following Kennel Club survey
Announcement - 11th April 2019 - 5:31 PM
The Kennel Club has welcomed the news that Defra has issued a note for local authorities in England in which it is made clear that any member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme of at least three years’ standing should be awarded a five-star breeding licence valid for three years.
Berkshire crossbreeds compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
Events - 11th April 2019 - 4:07 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 All About Dogs show at the Newbury Showground, Thatcham on 14th April 2019.
Kennel Club to host International Dog Health Workshop
Events - 5th April 2019 - 2:27 PM
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, is hosting the fourth International Dog Health Workshop on behalf of the International Partnership For Dogs (IPFD) from May 30th to June 1st.
Afghan Hound claims first Show Certificate of Excellence award
General - 5th April 2019 - 10:01 AM
An Afghan Hound, Am Ch Suni Asia Wish Upon A Star by Sumahari ShCM ShCEx, belonging to Sue Virgo of Selby, North Yorkshire is the first dog to claim the new Show Certificate of Excellence (ShCEx) title.

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