Responsible Dog Ownership

Responsible Dog Ownership
Our campaign’s goal is to promote and encourage responsible dog ownership to all individuals as an antidote to negative attitudes surrounding dog ownership
Dos and Dont's of Owning a Dog: Law and Responsibilities
A guide to responsible dog ownership and getting a new puppy or dog
Access for owners and dogs
The Kennel Club campaigns to promote and protect access for dog walkers across the UK. In order to ensure that responsible dog owners can continue to enjoy maximum access
Compulsory Microchipping
Microchipping is a safe and painless way to permanently identify your pet. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and has a specially encoded, unique identifying number.
Facts and figures
The Kennel Club was founded in 1873 and is the governing body of dogs in the United Kingdom. Its main objectives are to promote in every way, the general improvement of dogs and encourage responsible dog ownership
Kennel Club in the news
The Kennel Club Press Office secures lots of positive press coverage across radio, television, online, and print publications.
The Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009)
The Kennel Club welcomed the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCA), which was enacted to open up access for the public to the English coast by creating a long distance walking route
Forestry Commission
In 2010, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced proposals to sell 258,000 hectares of Forestry Commission land
Kennel Club helps Kent Canines at dedicated dog day
The Kennel Club spent a day engaging with local dog owners last week as it attended a responsible dog ownership event in Strood, Kent, held by Medway Council.
Kennel Club Attends Scottish Government’s Responsible Dog Ownership Summit
The Kennel Club gave its views on dog control and what more can be done to protect communities and encourage responsible dog ownership, at an event held by the Scottish Government in Edinburgh last week.
Parents Can Change Hospital Statistics Says Kennel Club As New Admission Figures Are Revealed
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to responsible dog ownership, has called for greater awareness about child safety around dogs following the release of figures showing that 17% of incidents involving dogs happen to children under 10 years old.
New Outstanding Achievement Award Announced By Kennel Club And Royal Canin
Everyone involved in the world of dogs is being offered the chance to have a say who wins a new award created by Royal Canin, as part of the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme Awards this year, being held on Friday 16th May at the Kennel Club.
Kennel Club Leads Fight Against Buckinghamshire Dog Bans
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to dog welfare, the Kennel Club, is urging dog owners in South Bucks and the Slough area to have their say on overly restrictive dog control orders being proposed by the City of London Corporation, which could drive out dog walkers from Burnham Beeches, and see them forced to walk their dogs elsewhere.
Don’t Cook Your Dog During Heatwave Warns Kennel Club
The UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, is warning dog lovers of the dangers of leaving their pets in cars as the country prepares for a potential heatwave due to hit later this week, and has issued a set of simple tips to keep dogs safe in the heat.
Kennel Club Welcomes New Law To Tackle Irresponsible Dog Owners
The Kennel Club has welcomed the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014), which gives new powers to local authorities and the police to deal with irresponsible dog owners, but it has concerns that it leaves responsible owners open to being unjustly penalised by potentially over-zealous local authorities.
Experts Plan Strategy For The Future Of ‘Dangerous’ Dogs
A meeting of dangerous dogs experts, led by the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, has laid the groundwork for an agreed strategy for reducing dog bite incidents in the UK.
Four Dog Lovers Nominated For Outstanding Achievement Award
Four dog lovers who have shown an outstanding commitment to man’s best friend have been nominated for the ROYAL CANIN® Outstanding Achievement Award
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