Press Releases

Kennel Club Forum 2019
Announcement - 12th June 2019 - 9:39 AM
The Kennel Club is pleased to announce details of its Kennel Club Forum 2019, which is open to all.
Changes to the Young Kennel Club 2020 Team GB Squad selection process
Announcement - 10th June 2019 - 10:42 AM
The Kennel Club has announced a change to the Young Kennel Club Team GB selection process for the squad in 2020. Following feedback from YKC members to the YKC Coaching Team, it has confirmed a Team GB Try-Out Day will take place during the YKC Training Weekend at Newark Showground on Saturday, 26 October 2019, where the 2020 squad will be selected.
Kennel Club Chairman awarded OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
General - 10th June 2019 - 9:45 AM
The Kennel Club is delighted to announce that its newly elected Chairman, Tony Allcock, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 for Services to the Sport of Bowls (Administration).
The Judges Competency Framework (JCF)
Announcement - 7th June 2019 - 10:29 AM
The Kennel Club Board, recognising the substantial support given by Members at the recent AGM to the proposal “that all aspects of the JCF’s planned phased introduction be put on hold whilst a complete assessment of the scheme is carried out by an independent review body”, has placed the planned implementation of the framework on immediate hold.
Is your breed rescue a cover star - Kennel Club launches 2020 Breed Rescue Calendar
General - 5th June 2019 - 1:58 PM
The Kennel Club is launching its annual Kennel Club Charitable Trust Breed Rescue Calendar for 2020 and is asking for anyone who owns a breed rescue dog to submit a picture and reason why their dog deserves to feature on the 2020 calendar.
Kennel Club Chairman and Vice-Chairman
General - 4th June 2019 - 3:20 PM
The Kennel Club Board has voted to elect Tony Allcock MBE as Kennel Club Chairman with Dr Ian Gabriel appointed as Kennel Club Vice-Chairman.
Proposed protection of livestock bill puts dog owners lives at risk
Law and Government - 31st May 2019 - 3:37 PM
The Kennel Club (KC) has raised concerns of the risks to human health and safety presented by the proposed Protection of Livestock (Scotland) Bill, and has deemed the well-intentioned but ill-informed plans a missed opportunity to tackle the issue effectively.
Winners of Europe's most prestigious veterinary awards revealed
Events - 31st May 2019 - 11:29 AM
The International Canine Health Awards, organised by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, were held on Thursday 30th May at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor. The winners were given prize money to further their work in the field of canine research, underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank.
The Kennel Club at The Game Fair
Events - 29th May 2019 - 11:04 AM
The Kennel Club will once again be supporting The Game Fair which is set to take place at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire on the 26th – 28th July.
Kennel Club announces Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Team GB for 2019
Announcement - 28th May 2019 - 12:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the Heelwork to Music competitors who will be part of Heelwork to Music and Freestyle Team GB in 2019. The team will compete in the FCI World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
Calling all Essex crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
Events - 22nd May 2019 - 3:20 PM
Fun crossbreed competition to be judged by former EastEnders star and co-host of the Barking Hour
The Kennel Club, putting its money back into helping the health and welfare of dogs
Health - 21st May 2019 - 5:50 PM
The Kennel Club is committed to improving the health and welfare of all dogs and over the last year has given funds totalling £842,000 to organisations and charitable causes including its own charity the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
Kennel Club announces 23 new dogs and 19 handlers for Agility Team GB Squad 2020
Announcement - 20th May 2019 - 2:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced 23 new dogs and 19 handlers who have been selected onto the 2019 Development Programme for Agility Team GB 2020 Squad.
Capsule exhibition dedicated to contemporary artist opens at the Kennel Club Art Gallery
Events - 15th May 2019 - 12:54 PM
A capsule exhibition by contemporary artist Amelia Siddle will open this week, at the Kennel Club Art Gallery on 16th May.
Kennel Club launches new heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels supported by Veterinary Cardiovascular Society
Health - 14th May 2019 - 5:49 PM
A new heart scheme for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been launched by the Kennel Club (KC) in consultation with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed clubs and supported by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS).
Kennel Club welcomes new legislation on banning third party puppy sales
Law and Government - 13th May 2019 - 4:01 PM
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)
Collection of unique artwork to be displayed at the Kennel Club Art Gallery
Events - 13th May 2019 - 2:57 PM
A new exhibition is set to be unveiled at the Kennel Club Art Gallery, showcasing the extensive collection of artworks and artefacts that have been collated by the Kennel Club throughout the years.
New DNA testing scheme for the Miniature Poodle
Health - 9th May 2019 - 3:30 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for osteochondrodysplasia (OC) in the Miniature Poodle following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Blind dogs competing in activities disciplines
Events - 3rd May 2019 - 4:38 PM
The Kennel Club would like to advise competitors that it believes it is not in the best interests of blind dogs to compete in activities disciplines.
Political pooch Sadie is crowned Holyrood Dog of the Year
Law and Government - 30th April 2019 - 10:28 AM
Sadie, an eight month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle cross has today (Monday 29 April) been crowned winner of the prestigious Holyrood Dog of the Year competition.

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