Press Releases

Kennel Club Charitable Trust reopens emergency relief fund
Announcement - 26th May 2020 - 5:53 PM
Following the success of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Our Dogs Appeal, the KCCT is reopening the emergency relief fund it ran throughout April to support the smaller dog rescue centres and other canine organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for new applications is 11th June 2020.
Kennel Club creates list of 'lost' first-time Championship show appointments to assist Show Societies
Announcement - 21st May 2020 - 8:36 AM
The Kennel Club has created a list of the first-time championship show judging appointments cancelled so far this year, in order to assist societies when planning to issue future judging invitations.
Kennel Club Charitable Trust supports therapy dog projects to help disadvantaged young people in Gloucestershire
Announcement - 20th May 2020 - 4:53 PM
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust is supporting the therapy programme of Young Gloucestershire, a charitable organisation that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain tools and skills for a better life, by providing funds for training and employment of a therapy dog and a handler.
Dog owners warned about warm weather amid lockdown easing
Announcement - 20th May 2020 - 8:54 AM
The Kennel Club urges owners to check before they travel as many garden centres and destinations no longer dog-friendly due to coronavirus
Twenty rescue charities benefit from Kennel Club Charitable Trust emergency funding: appeal in Our Dogs raises £40K so far
Announcement - 19th May 2020 - 5:08 PM
In April, the Kennel Club, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) and the Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) announced their intention to support canine organisations in their communities which may be suffering genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Winners of Europe's most prestigious veterinary awards revealed
Health - 14th May 2020 - 12:00 PM
A pioneering professor in veterinary molecular genetics, an internationally renowned professor in canine haematology and hereditary diseases, an MPhil student researching the pathophysiology of diabetes in dogs and a devoted Deerhound breed health coordinator have been announced as the winners of Europe’s most prestigious veterinary awards.
Statement on COVID-19 and Kennel Club events – 13 May 2020
Announcement - 13th May 2020 - 2:02 PM
The safety and security of competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events continues to be of paramount importance. In light of the continued restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennel Club has taken the decision with regret to extend its strong recommendation that clubs and societies cancel forthcoming events until the end of September and that serious consideration should be given to events due to be held after this date.
Young Kennel Club Summer Camp Cancelled
Announcement - 12th May 2020 - 3:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced, with regret, the cancellation of the 2020 Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp due to take place on August 12 - 17 at Rutland Showground in Oakham.
International Agility Festival Cancelled
Announcement - 12th May 2020 - 3:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced, with regret, the cancellation of the 2020 International Agility Festival due to take place on August 6 - 9 at Rutland Showground in Oakham.
New DNA testing scheme to combat inherited disease in the Papillon
Health - 6th May 2020 - 5:04 PM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Papillon, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for von Willebrand’s disease type 1 (vWD1) in the breed, following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator.
Kennel Club online dog show brings paw-sitivity to lockdown and attracts more than 39,000 entries
Events - 6th May 2020 - 2:30 PM
The Kennel Club online dog show, launched in mid-April to bring joy during lockdown and celebrate all of the four-legged friends helping their owners through difficult times, has finished its third and final successful week.
Change to agility regulations
Announcement - 5th May 2020 - 11:59 AM
The Kennel Club Board has approved a change to the regulations for agility which will come into effect on 1 January 2021. This change came about following a proposal put before the Agility Liaison Council meeting held on 16 January 2020.
New decade sees iconic 'Scottie dog' revival
General - 4th May 2020 - 8:47 AM
The Scottish Terrier, more famously known as the ‘Scottie dog’ and the face of renowned brands such as Radley, has experienced a surge of popularity in the first three months of this year and is no longer at risk of dying out, according the Kennel Club.
Reviewed 'Grandfather Rights’ Announced For Established Judges
Announcement - 1st May 2020 - 10:41 AM
The Kennel Club has announced that the KC Board has agreed changes to the ‘grandfather rights’ during the transition phase of the JCF.
New DNA testing scheme to combat inherited disease in the ‘vulnerable’ Otterhound
Health - 30th April 2020 - 2:37 PM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Otterhound, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia in the breed, following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator.
Kennel Club continues to search for top dogs amid lockdown
Events - 27th April 2020 - 5:32 PM
A rescue dog which had a sad start to life but found her forever home with a London family and a Dachshund doggy doppelganger from County Durham crowned top of the class in the Kennel Club online dog show last week
Our Dogs launches appeal in support of emergency relief fund set up by Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Announcement - 21st April 2020 - 6:30 PM
Our Dogs, Britain’s weekly newspaper devoted to the canine world, has today (April 21) launched an appeal in support of the emergency relief fund recently established by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) to assist dog rescue organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kennel Club successfully launches online dog show during lockdown
Announcement - 21st April 2020 - 4:04 PM
The Kennel Club, the organisation behind Crufts, has launched an online dog show to bring people and their dogs together and celebrate canine companionship during lockdown. Highlighting every dog’s potential to be a winner, the competition includes classes for both pedigree and crossbreed dogs, as well as different age groups.
Reviewed Criteria Announced For Judging Mentors and Observers
Announcement - 16th April 2020 - 4:16 PM
The Kennel Club has announced that, following consideration of the recommendations put forward by the JCF Independent Review Panel together with the results from the JCF survey commissioned by the Kennel Club, the KC Board has agreed changes to the mentoring and observation elements of the JCF.
Statement on Kennel Club events and Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Announcement - 14th April 2020 - 4:38 PM
Advice on the situation regarding coronavirus is changing daily and we strongly suggest that societies keep aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health.

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