- Open to all breeds, including crossbreeds
- Eligibility to compete in these types of competitions licensed by The Kennel Club: agility, flyball, heelwork to music, obedience, rally and working trials
- Open to overseas applicants
Terms and conditions1 Applicant and additional owners
All registered owners of the dog should include their name on this application and all
owners will be recorded and printed on any publications and documents relating to
the dog. The applicant is the person who is applying for the registration either as the
sole owner or in partnership with additional owners. The address stipulated on this
application should be the address where the dog resides. As such, any documentation
will be sent directly to this address.
In the case of joint ownership, you, as the applicant of this application will act as the
point of contact in regard to matters pertaining to The Kennel Club.
However, any additional owners will also be able view the dog’s information if they
sign up for an online account. Please note, in the case of joint ownership, any other
joint owners of the dog must include their title, first name/initials, surname and unique
email address in the additional owner section. The declaration must be signed by all
registered owners of the dog.
2 Dogs details
Guidelines for naming dogs (please read carefully)
- A name must consist of more than one word but not exceed 24 letters (including kennel name)
- A name which conflicts with an approved current kennel name granted to another person will not be accepted
- A registered name cannot be repeated on the Activity Register
- The surname of the breeder/current owner is not acceptable
- A word cannot be repeated when applying to register more than one dog
- If a kennel name is to be used, the kennel name must appear as the first word in the name if named by the breeder. If you are not the breeder of the dog, or the breeder of both the parents, the kennel name must appear as the last word of the name
- Numbers in figures and initials are not acceptable. Abbreviations may be disallowed
- Canine terms are not permissible e.g. ‘dog’, ‘bitch’, ‘kennel’, ‘Champion’, ‘Crufts’ and specific names of breeds
The Kennel Club reserves the right to refuse any name, which it considers inappropriate or offensive. The Kennel Club retains the right to request a fresh name for any dog after the registration has been accepted, in the event of a complaint being lodged with The Kennel Club which is upheld.
The breed of the dog
The name of the breed should be included in this section. If the dog is not purebred, please enter crossbreed. A dog will only be registered as its breed name if it is recognised by The Kennel Club or by a club with which we hold a reciprocal agreement.
The Kennel Club will not accept breeds, which are registered under the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) or the Wild Animal Act (1976).
The registered owner of a dog may, whilst the dog is still in their physical ownership, apply to have the following endorsement placed on the dog:
R Progency Not Eligible for Registration
Applicants wishing to endorse any dog should make themselves aware of the complete regulation contained in The Kennel Club Year Book, including the need to obtain written and signed confirmation that the prospective new owner is aware of the endorsement.
If the sire is registered with The Kennel Club or any other recognised body, please include the sire’s registered name and registration number. If the sire is not registered, please include the sire’s pet name if known.
If the dam is registered with The Kennel Club or any other recognised body, please include the dam’s registered name and registration number. If the dam is not registered, please include the dam’s pet name if known.
3. Type of activity to be registered under
The types of activities that a dog can participate in if registered on the Activity Register are: agility, canicross, flyball, heelwork to music, obedience, rally and working trials.
More than one activity can be registered per dog.
4. The breeder(s) name and address
In cases where the parentage of the dog to be registered is known, the breeder(s) (the person who bred the dog/bitch) must sign the form. Alternatively, the application should be accompanied by a photocopy of a signed pedigree from the breeder. Please note: If the breeder’s signature or pedigree is not supplied, the parentage will be entered as unknown.
In the case of joint ownership, all parties must sign.
The Activity Register application fee is £18.00.
6. How to pay
Once you have completed this form, please send it together with the appropriate fee and, if relevant, any photocopies to the address at the bottom of the page.
i. The Kennel Club reserves the right to reject any application to register a kennel name or transfer any dog or to change or cancel or suspend any registration and may cancel or suspend any registration or transfer or grant of a kennel name already made. The acceptance of a registration is not a guarantee of its accuracy.
ii. When submitted, this form remains the property of The Kennel Club.
iii. If your dog is already registered on The Kennel Club Breed Register, it is not necessary to also apply for registration on the Activity Register, as your dog is automatically eligible to compete in all activities.
iv. If both parents of your dog are on the Breed Register you should apply to have your dog added to the Breed Register with the exception of ISDS registered dogs which may be registered on either the Breed or Activity Register (subject to Kennel Club Regulation B4a).For further information please contact 01296 318540.
v. After registering on the Activity Register, this dog will be accepted for agility, canicross, flyball, heelwork to music, obedience, rally and working trials.
It does not qualify for entry on The Kennel Club Breed Register or to compete in field trials, gundog working tests, Bloodhound trials and breed shows (except companion shows).
vi. After registering on the Activity Register, its progeny may not be registered on the
vii. The data and health screening results connected to your dog will be published and used for registration and publication in relevant Kennel Club documentation as well as included in the Health Test Results Finder and Mate Select calculations. The data may also be used for research (statistical purposes) and shared with trusted and reputable partners for the sole purpose of undertaking research to improve dog health and welfare.
viii. The full Kennel Club rules and regulations are contained in The Kennel Club year book.
ix. Check breed-specific information on any breeding restrictions.
- The document will be dispatched once the application has been approved, usually within 28 working days of receipt of the application
- If multiple applications are made, the documents are dispatched separately
Frequently asked questions
If my dog is registered on the Breed Register, do I also need to apply for the Activity Register?
If your dog is already registered on the Breed Register, you do not need to apply for the Activity Register, as your dog will already be eligible to compete in all these activities.
Can I use my kennel name?
If the application is made by the breeder, then the kennel name must appear as the first word of the dog's name. If you did not breed the dog, or both of its parents, then the kennel name must appear as the last word of the name.
As the breeder, can I register the dog to the owner?
If the application is made by the breeder, they can provide the new owner's details on the application, which is who the dog will be registered to.
My dog is not registered, but both of its parents are registered on The Kennel Club Breed Register. Can I register my dog on the Activity Register?
If your dog's parents are registered on The Kennel Club Breed Register, your dog will not be eligible for registration on the Activity Register. You would need to contact the breeder, as the dog would need to be registered on the Breed Register.
I do not know the breeder. Can I still register my dog on the Activity Register?
You do not need to know the breeder or parentage information to register your dog on the Activity Register. If you do not know the parentage information for your dog, this will be recorded as unknown.
I have a Border Collie who is registered with the ISDS. Do I need to apply for the Activity Register?
If your dog is ISDS registered, you need to complete a registration of a single dog on the Breed Register.
Both of my dog's parents are on the Breed Register, but are different breeds. Can I register the parentage details?
Providing the breeder co-signs the application, or provides a signed pedigree to support the application, the parentage information can be recorded. The breed will be registered as crossbreed.
I reside overseas. Can I apply for the Activity Register?
If you reside overseas, you can apply to register your dog on the Activity Register under an ATC number and your dog will already be eligible to compete in all these activities.