YKC

Nominate an outstanding young person for the Shaun McAlpine award
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is on the look out for young people who have made a special contribution to the dog world this year, and is inviting nominations for the Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person Award.
Young Kennel Club Art Competition Goes Worldwide
The popular Young Kennel Club (YKC) Children’s Art Competition is back and this year’s theme is ‘Dogs on Holiday’.
Young Kennel Club Re-Launches Outward Bound Course
The Kennel Club is once again sponsoring the popular Outward Bound initiative, which is returning next summer (2014) for Young Kennel Club (YKC) senior members, providing them with a unique opportunity to gain important skills that will help set them up for an exciting future.
Former YKC Member Wins Regional Business Award For New Company Success
Former Young Kennel Club (YKC) member, Sally Marchant along with her husband Kevin, have won the Online Business of the Year award at the Hertfordshire Business Awards for their online video magazine, Naturally Happy Dogs.
Dog Training Day Returns For Young Dog Lovers In Northern Ireland
Young people and their dogs in Northern Ireland are once again invited to boost their canine training skills and try out dog sports and activities by attending a fun and free training day organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in County Antrim.
Teenager Qualifies For The Welsh Junior Handler Of The Year Finals
Thirteen year old Jon-Paul Church from Dyfed in Wales will be taking centre stage with his dog, Miley, a Boxer, at the finals of the Welsh Junior Handler of The Year next month, despite being born with only one hand.
North East Dog Lovers Invited To Young Kennel Club Spring Weekend
Young dog lovers in the North East are being given a unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills and attend a fun dog training weekend organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in Wearside.
Qualifying Heats Announced For YKC Groomer Of The Year
The list of qualifying heats for the YKC Groomer of the Year competition have now been announced, with places in the final at the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts up for grabs.
YKC To Host Interactive Kids Zone At Dogs For The Disabled Fun Day
The Young Kennel Club will be hosting two rings as part of its interactive Kids Zone for the first time at the Dogs for the Disabled annual summer celebration.
YKC Members Offered Tour Of Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest educational event on offer for all members – a tour of the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire.
Autumn Fun For Young Kennel Club Members And Their Four Legged Friends
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest dog activity weekend event on offer for its members, which will take place from 31st October until Sunday 2nd November in Nottinghamshire.
YKC Art Competition Returns In Time For Crufts
Talented Young Kennel Club members can combine their love of dogs with their passion for art as the annual Young Kennel Club Art Competition returns for the seventh year.
Heelwork To Music Training Day For Young Kennel Club Members
Heelwork To Music Training Day For Young Kennel Club Members
Handling Training Day For Young Kennel Club Members
Twenty four Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills ahead of Crufts 2015 and attend a special handling training day in Penicuik, Scotland on 7th February.
YKC Artist Of The Year Winners To Be Presented At Crufts
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the winners of its eighth annual YKC Artist of the Year competition. Read more.
Heelwork To Music Training Day Returns For Young Kennel Club Members
Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are being given a unique opportunity to boost their heelwork to music skills with high profile trainers in Oxfordshire on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Read more.
Agility Dog Training Day For Young Dog Lovers In Devon
Young dog owners in Devon can boost their canine training skills and try out agility activities by attending a fun training day organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) in Okehampton. Read more.
Stafford Handling Training Day For Young Kennel Club Members
15 Young Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a unique opportunity to boost their canine training skills ahead of Crufts 2017. Read more.
Young Kennel Club Offering Work Experience Placements At Kennel Club Headquarters
Young Kennel Club (YKC) members aged 16-24 years will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience by taking part in work experience placements at the Kennel Club in London. Read more.
Young Kennel Club Offers Volunteering Opportunities To Senior Members
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is offering volunteering opportunities to senior members in a broad range of events. Read more.
YKC European Open Junior Team Day
On Friday 22nd April, the Young Kennel Club organised a team training evening for the YKC Junior Team, providing an opportunity for the YKC Junior Team to run a session in the same format as the Performance Weekend. Read more.
Young Kennel Club Members Offered The Chance To Design The New YKC Crufts Catalogue Cover
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has re-launched its Artist of the Year competition and has invited talented artists amongst its members to design the front cover for the brand new YKC Crufts catalogue. Read more.
Talented Young Dog Lovers Win Place At World’s Greatest Dog Show, Crufts
Young dog lovers from just 6 to 24 years old have spent the weekend competing with their dogs in Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility and Grooming Crufts qualifiers at London’s biggest dog event, Eukanuba Discover Dogs. Click to read more.
Kennel Club Seeks Nominations For Major Crufts Award Which Recognises Outstanding Young People
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is seeking nominations for the next Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year, which will be awarded at Crufts 2017. Click to read more and how to nominate.
Young Kennel Club Obedience Regulation Changes
Changes have been made to the Young Kennel Club Obedience rules and regulations which will take effect from January 2017. Click to learn more.
Kennel Club Announces YKC Agility Team GB Coaching And Support Members
The Kennel Club has announced its coaching and support team members for the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB squad for the Junior European Open held in Luxembourg in July 2017. Click to learn more.
Young Kennel Club Artist Of The Year Winners Revealed
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the winners of its ninth annual YKC Artist of the Year competition, which will be presented at the world’s greatest dog event, Crufts 2017. Read more.
Young Kennel Club - Squad Day
The Young Kennel Club Team GB first try out day was held on 4th December 2016 at Nottingham Trent University. For the first time the try out day was being held alongside the Team GB Agility Squad, providing a lot of atmosphere for all of the competitors. Read more.
Nominations Open For Major Crufts Award That Recognises Outstanding Young People
The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is on the hunt for nominations for the next Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year, which will be awarded at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2018.
YKC Agility Team GB announced for European Open Junior Championships 2018
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the members of the agility teams who will represent Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB at the European Open Junior Agility Championships in the Netherlands from 13th - 15th July 2018.
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