Importing dogs to the UK

Your dog would need to be registered with an appropriate overseas kennel club and would need to be in the ownership of the applicant, who must reside in the United Kingdom.

The Kennel Club will normally only accept registration for dogs from overseas countries when the following applies:

  • The breed is recognised by the Kennel Club
  • The Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement with overseas kennel clubs that have full membership, associate membership or contract partnership of the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
  • The owner and the dog are resident at an address in the United Kingdom

Please click here for more information regarding dogs from the Republic of Ireland and the Channel Islands.

How to apply

Online application

If you wish to apply online, please click here

Postal application

Please download and complete the Form 4 and send it together with the appropriate fee to:

The Kennel Club
Kennel Club House
Gatehouse Way
HP19 8DB


If you are re-importing your dog, please download and complete a Form 17 and send it together with the appropriate fee to the address above.


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