Puppy Farming

Puppy Farming
The Kennel Club is campaigning to end the cruel practice of puppy farming. The Kennel Club defines puppy farmers as intensive volume breeders who have little regard or consideration for the basic needs and care for the dogs concerned.
‘Huge Step Forward But Long Way To Go’ Says Kennel Club Of Welsh Puppy Farm Proposals
‘Huge Step Forward But Long Way To Go’ Says Kennel Club Of Welsh Puppy Farm Proposals
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With over 8 million dogs in the UK, the dog owning population accounts for approximately 25 percent of the British public, meaning that dog issues can have wide-spread voting appeal.
Puppy Awareness Week - 7th - 14th September
Puppy Awareness Week - 7th - 14th September
Puppy welfare crisis: one in five social media and internet pups die before six months old
We are sleepwalking into a dog welfare and consumer crisis the Kennel Club warns, as new research shows that more and more people are buying their pups online or through pet shops.
Microchip Database Supports Puppy Awareness Week
During Puppy Awareness Week, which takes place this week (7th – 15th September), Petlog is reminding all potential puppy buyers to meet new puppies in their breeding environment before making the decision to buy one.
Kennel Club and Dogs Trust Welcome Harrods' Decision on Puppy Sales
The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust have welcomed the decision by Harrods to stop the sale of puppies in store, with the closure of its Pet Kingdom department.
Kennel Club And Pup Aid Warn Of Dog Welfare Crisis As ITV Airs Puppy Farming Expose
The Kennel Club and anti-puppy farming campaign Pup Aid have warned potential puppy buyers to beware of rogue traders, as ITV’s Tonight programme (aired 31 July) went undercover to expose the activities of unscrupulous dog breeders, ahead of a parliamentary debate about the biggest pet welfare petition of all time.
New Film And Vet Packs Available For Vets To Help End Puppy Farming
The Kennel Club has produced a film in conjunction with TV vet, Marc Abraham, to show puppy buyers what to expect from a responsible breeder and the perils of buying a puppy from a disreputable source.
Why Ricky Gervais And 100,000 Others Are Right To Want Pet Shop Pup Ban
The true cost of buying a puppy is soaring, with one in five bought from pet shops contracting a potentially deadly disease within six months, as more and more people are getting their puppies from pet shops, the internet and free newspaper ads, all outlets often used by puppy farmers.
Kennel Club Welcomes Parliamentary Debate To Stamp Out Puppy Farming
The UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, welcomed today’s (Thursday 4 September) parliamentary debate on the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops, and the government’s clarification that local authorities have the right to clamp down on pet shop puppy sales.
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.
Kennel Club Welcomes Ealing Council’s Decision To Refuse Increase In Pet Shop Licence
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following strong objection, a request to increase the number of puppies sold in an Ealing pet shop under the terms of its licence was refused by Ealing Council.
Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme Praised In House Of Lords
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) has been praised in the House of Lords during an oral question session on puppy farming. Read more.
Soaring Cost Of Sickly Puppies As Consumers Buy On A Whim Online
The Kennel Club is increasingly concerned about irresponsible breeders who put profit over health and welfare and is keen to highlight the importance of going to a responsible breeder. Click to read more.
Kennel Club delighted with Government decision on banning third party puppy sales
Following an announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that there will be a consultation on an outright ban on third party puppy sales (announced Wednesday 22 August 2018), the Kennel Club has issued the following statement
Kennel Club welcomes Welsh consultation on third party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, of a consultation about a ban on the practice of selling puppies via third parties.
Kennel Club welcomes new legislation on banning third party puppy sales
Following the announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that new legislation to end third party puppy sales, known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, will be laid in Parliament today (announced Monday 13 May 2019)
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