dog welfare

Dogs Trust And Kennel Club Join Forces To Support Shock Bill In Parliament
Dog welfare organisations Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club are supporting Matthew Offord, Conservative MP for Hendon, who is calling for a ban on the sale and use of electric shock collars during a Ten Minute Rule Bill presented to the House of Commons on Wednesday 22nd January.
Greater Transparency Needed In Animal Experiments Says Kennel Club As It Welcomes Home Office Consultation
The Kennel Club, the largest organisation dedicated to dog welfare in the UK, has welcomed the release of a Home Office consultation to review the level of secrecy involved in legislation on scientific experiments on animals, and believes that greater transparency is needed to protect animal welfare.
Changes To Dangerous Dog Law Will Help Protect The UK’s Dogs, Public, And Responsible Owners, Says Kennel Club
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to dog welfare, the Kennel Club, has welcomed amendments made to the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) which extend the law to cover incidents on private property, increase maximum sentences for owners of dangerous dogs, and makes injuries to assistance dogs an aggravated offence.
Kennel Club Urges Dog Lovers To Keep Pets Cool At Events
As the British weather starts to look promising, the Kennel Club is renewing calls to keep dogs safe by never leaving them unattended in a car.
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 Offers Advice On Attending Shows With Pregnant Bitches
Following discussion with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), the Kennel Club would like to offer the following advice to dog exhibitors and competitors at other activities, who are intending to take bitches that are in whelp to Kennel Club events.
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.
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.
Abandoned Pregnant German Shepherd And Her Ten Puppies Found New Homes By Charity
Hazel, a two year old German Shepherd Dog, has finally found a new home, following a stressful four months after being abandoned heavily pregnant alongside her male companion and two puppies from her previous litter.
Senior Politicians Join The Kennel Club’s ‘Dog’s Life’ Manifesto Launch
Animal Welfare Minister, Lord de Mauley and Angela Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Animal Welfare, were guest speakers at the Kennel Club’s launch of its ‘Dog’s Life’ manifesto on Saturday (8th November).
A12 Disciplinary Case – Mr N Spencer
At its meeting on 30 October 2014, the Kennel Club Disciplinary Sub-Committee considered the convictions of Mr N Spencer of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, from the Doncaster Magistrates Court for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
How To Keep UK’s 9 Million Dogs Safe At Christmas
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, the Kennel Club, is alerting dog owners to the dangers posed to man’s best friend over the festive period and is urging dog lovers across the UK to keep their much loved pets safe.
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.
Dangerous Dog Experts Gather For Kennel Club Meeting
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, will lead discussions on the need for better investigation into dog bite incidents, at a meeting at its Clarges Street offices, London, W1, on Monday (26 January).
Reporting operations on dogs to KC now easier
The Kennel Club has launched online reporting forms for vets to report operations and caesarean sections carried out on Kennel Club registered dogs to help the Kennel Club monitor and improve dog health and welfare. Read more.
The Kennel Club investigate levels of inbreeding in pioneering research
The Kennel Club has analysed extensive data from its pedigree records to launch ground-breaking research that will help breeders to improve genetic health and protect the future of our favourite dog breeds.
New DNA Testing Scheme For German Shepherd Dogs
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy – DM (CDRM) – in the German Shepherd Dog. Read more.
A Shocking Way To Treat A Dog
The Kennel Club joined forces with Matthew Offord MP in Parliament on 7 June at an event calling for a ban on the use and sale of electric shock collars in the UK. Learn more.
German Shepherd Dog Review Group Reports Initial Findings to General Committee
The German Shepherd Dog Review Group has reported its initial findings to the General Committee. Read more.
Latest Updates to the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
Recent updates have been made to the Assured Breeder Scheme (ABS) to further improve dog health and responsible breeding. Read more.
What does the Kennel Club do for health?
Are you aware of the many ways in which the Kennel Club endeavours to makes a difference to dog health? Click to find out.
Kennel Club Searches for Champions of Health
The Kennel Club has launched its Breed Health Coordinator of the Year competition, designed to reward the hard work and dedication of its network of health coordinators. Read more.
International Canine Health Awards
The International Canine Health Awards are returning to celebrate some of the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. Learn more.
New Figures Highlight Benefits of Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
Responsible dog breeders who put the health of their puppies first could be saving puppy buyers thousands of pounds in vet fees and helping them get a dog that is more likely to live a healthy life. Click to read more.
Kennel Club Welcomes New Scottish Laws To Protect Dog Welfare
The Kennel Club (KC) and Scottish Kennel Club (SKC) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a set of measures which will be introduced to protect and improve dog welfare. Click to read more.
Remember, Remember Dog Safety In November
As Halloween and Bonfire Night approach, the Kennel Club is warning dog owners about how traumatic this time of year can be for dogs and other pets. Click to learn more.
Five Finalists Battle It Out for Breed Health Coordinator of the Year: Online Voting Now Open
The five finalists in the Kennel Club’s Breed Health Coordinator of the Year competition have been selected where the competition now comes down to a public vote to decide the overall winner. Click to read more and to vote.
Take a #DogsEyeView photo for National Canine Health Testing Week
Dog owners are being encouraged to take a ‘dog’s eye view’ photograph of their four-legged friends as part of this year’s National Canine Health Testing Week 21st to 27th November. Read more.
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