Image of Kennel Club logo

Breed Standards Information: Dog Breeds & Groups

The Kennel Club Board will consider an application for recognition of a breed once there are specimens of it resident in the UK.  In general, an application should consist of:

Recognition of a breed allows registration on the Imported Breeds Register, although the breed would not be eligible for exhibition until such time as an Interim Breed Standard is published. This is not considered at the same time as recognition, as it is the Kennel Club's policy to allow the breed to develop slowly before show participation is permitted.

Breed recognition is at the discretion of the Kennel Club Board. The policy on the recognition of new breeds is currently under review and therefore additional information may be requested and further criteria may be introduced.

Please send completed application forms back to:

Caroline Hallett
The Kennel Club
1-5 Clarges St
London W1J 8AB