Press Releases

Kennel Club supports new exhibition celebrating man's best friend
Announcement - 22nd March 2019 - 2:14 PM
The Kennel Club has lent a number of significant items from its Art Collections to support a new exhibition, due to open tomorrow, which explores the enduring bond between man and dog. The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth, inspired by the Duchess of Devonshire’s love for her four-legged friends, runs from the 23rd March to the 6th October 2019 at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
YKC Agility Team GB announced for European Open Junior Championships 2019
Announcement - 21st March 2019 - 12:26 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the members of the agility teams who will represent Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB at the European Open Junior Agility Championships in Switzerland from 12th - 14th July 2019.
Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition to return this year
Events - 19th March 2019 - 3:16 PM
Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds competition in 2018, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2020.
Cocker spaniels hailed nation's most obedient breed after winning 'Obreedience' final at Crufts
Events - 19th March 2019 - 3:12 PM
A team of four Cocker Spaniels won the Obreedience competition at the world’s biggest dog event, Crufts, earlier this month.
Wellingborough dog and owner crowned Agility champions at Crufts
Events - 14th March 2019 - 4:58 PM
Sully, a Border Collie/Poodle cross from Wellingborough, Northampton, has won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts on Sunday 10th March.
Chichester dog and owner crowned Agility champions at Crufts
Events - 14th March 2019 - 4:56 PM
Teal, a Shetland Sheepdog from Chichester, West Sussex, has won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts on Sunday 10th March.
Working Sheepdog from Ellesmere Port and owner become Crufts obedience champions
Events - 14th March 2019 - 4:54 PM
Zuri, a Working Sheepdog, and her owner Kathy Russell from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts after winning the Obedience Championship (Bitches) final on March 10. The judge was Philomena Barnes who had also judged the equivalent final for dogs the day before.
St Albans dog and owner crowned Agility champions at Crufts
Events - 14th March 2019 - 1:44 PM
Geek, a Border Collie from St Albans, Hertfordshire, has won one of the country’s most prestigious agility competitions after triumphing in the Kennel Club Agility Championships at Crufts on Sunday 10th March.
Staffordshire youngster honoured with top award at Crufts
Events - 14th March 2019 - 9:27 AM
Dog loving young adult Paige Jepson from Staffordshire has won the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Young Person of the Year award at Crufts 2019, awarded on Sunday March 10th.
Portrait of Tease, 2018 Best in Show winner, presented at Crufts 2019
Events - 13th March 2019 - 4:38 PM
A portrait of last year’s Crufts Best in Show winner, Ch Collooney Tartan Tease was unveiled at Crufts 2019 on Saturday 9th March in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham.
Bristol dog and owner become Crufts obedience champions
Events - 13th March 2019 - 4:35 PM
Luc, a Working Sheepdog, and his owner Stephanie Woollam from Bristol took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts after winning the Obedience Championship (Dogs) final on March 9. The judge was Philomena Barnes who also judged the equivalent final for bitches the next day.
Kennel Club launches #WHEREISYOURDOG campaign in response to rising livestock attacks
General - 12th March 2019 - 4:23 PM
With the lambing season fast approaching, the Kennel Club has launched its #WHEREISYOURDOG campaign following evidence from North Wales Police which shows that approximately 90 per cent of livestock worrying incidents in the region are caused by unaccompanied dogs.
Entries now open for top agility festival
Announcement - 12th March 2019 - 11:03 AM
Thousands of dogs expected to attend the Kennel Club International Agility Festival from 8th-11th August 2019
The Crufts 2019 Best in Show Champion is Dylan the Papillon from Belgium
Events - 11th March 2019 - 11:26 AM
After four momentous days, a new Crufts Best in Show champion has been crowned as Dylan (Multi Champion Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers), a Papillon, took home the coveted title tonight (Sunday 10th March).
Crufts announces the nation’s top canine hero, Police Dog Finn
Events - 11th March 2019 - 11:24 AM
PC Dave Wardell, from Buntingford, Hertfordshire and his dog Finn, have tonight (Sunday March 10th) been announced as the winners of the Kennel Club Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2019.
A Shih Tzu from Thailand wins place in Crufts Best in Show final
Events - 11th March 2019 - 11:22 AM
Bearly, a Shih Tzu from Thailand, co-owned by Papitchaya Sukkonnoi and Vetri Duraisamy, won the Utility Group title at Crufts 2019 today (Sunday 10th March), qualifying him for a place in the Best in Show Final this evening.
A Papillon from Belgium wins place in Crufts Best in Show final
Events - 11th March 2019 - 11:19 AM
Dylan, a Papillon from Belgium won the Toy Group title at Crufts 2019 today (Sunday 10th March), qualifying him for a place in the Best in Show Final this evening.
Oakham woman crowned UK’s best dog breeder at Crufts
General - 11th March 2019 - 11:04 AM
A dog breeder from Oakham, Rutland has won the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show.
Sheffield dog wins popular Crufts crossbreed competition
Events - 10th March 2019 - 5:11 PM
Percy, a Pointer cross owned by Amanda Bell from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has won the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year title at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts on Saturday 9th March.
Agility stars crowned Singles winners at Crufts
Events - 10th March 2019 - 10:37 AM
The Kennel Club Singles Agility winners have been crowned at this year’s Crufts, in the large, medium and small dog finals.

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