Dog Breeding

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Novice breeder checklist
Questions you need to ask yourself if you are contemplating dog breeding.
Scheme requirements and recommendations
Assured Breeder Scheme requirements and recommendations
Artificial Insemination FAQs
A list of FAQs about Artificial Insemination
Breeder Education Seminars – Sharing Knowledge On Healthy, Happy Dogs
The Kennel Club and Royal Canin are welcoming dog breeders to a series of educational seminars on health issues, breeding practices and scientific developments which will help breeders and their puppy rearing programmes.
New Breeding Guidelines For Dogs That Have Been Elbow Graded
Breeders who grade the elbows of their dogs for elbow dysplasia (ED) are now advised to breed only from those that have elbow scores of zero, in new advice issued by the Kennel Club and the British Veterinary Association.
Countdown To Find UK’s Top Dog Breeder Continues
With less than a month left to secure a place in the main arena at Crufts 2014, this weekend’s Ladies Kennel Association Championship Dog Show is the last General Championship show of the year for breeders to qualify for the Kennel Club’s Breeders’ Competition Final.
Kennel Club Grants Abs Inspection Extensions Due To Flooding
The Kennel Club recognises that the recent extreme weather conditions have caused exceptional difficulties for both members of the Assured Breeder Scheme and Kennel Club Breeder Assessors in carrying out Kennel Assessment visits.
Meet The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Team At Midland Counties
Dog breeders will have the chance to meet representatives of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) at Midland Counties show from October 23-26 at New Bingley Hall, County Showground, Stafford, and ask them any questions they may have.
Kennel Club Welcomes Revised Dog Breeding Regulations For Wales
The Kennel Club has welcomed revised regulations on dog breeding in Wales as the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014 is debated today (9 December) by the Welsh government. However, the organisation remains concerned that by setting a lower licencing threshold, local authorities will struggle to inspect breeding premises with their already stretched resources and that ‘hobby breeders’ will be targeted rather than the focus being on larger scale puppy farmers.
Melton Borough Council Pioneers Scheme To Tackle Rogue Dog Breeders
The Kennel Club is working with its first local authority partner, Melton Borough Council in Leicestershire, on an information sharing project which could transform how dog breeding regulations are enforced. Read more.
The Kennel Club Academy – free education for breeders online
Breeder Education resources have been created for the Kennel Club Academy, providing accessible information for dog breeders and those considering breeding from their dogs. Read more.
FAQs Dog breeding regulations in England
This frequently asked questions document applies to those breeding in England only. No changes to existing breeding regulations are currently due to be made in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
Changes to breeding regulations in England
As of October 2018 new breeding regulations are being introduced in England by Defra and the Kennel Club is providing information to its customers on how some of these changes will effect dog breeders and some of those involved with dogs.
Dog breeding across the UK
Dog breeding across the UK
New breeding resource enables hip and elbow dysplasia to be tackled in Leonbergers
The Leonberger is the latest breed to be provided with Estimated Breeding Values, an online resource that helps breeders breed away from hip and elbow dysplasia.
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