Press Releases

Statement on Kennel Club events and Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Announcement - 7th April 2020 - 4:38 PM
Advice on the situation regarding coronavirus is changing daily and we strongly suggest that societies keep aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health.
New legislation to end puppy farming comes into effect as public interest in new pets soars
Campaigns - 6th April 2020 - 9:01 AM
New legislation which comes into effect today (6 April) and aims to curb cruel puppy farming, has been welcomed as a ‘long-awaited and crucial step’ by the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.
The Kennel Club and The Kennel Club Charities Emergency Relief Initiative
Announcement - 2nd April 2020 - 3:50 PM
The Kennel Club, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) and the Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) have announced their intention to support canine organisations in their communities which may be suffering genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Obedience Liaison Council meeting 23 July 2020
Announcement - 31st March 2020 - 4:37 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council is scheduled to be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 23 July 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by 24 April.
Working Trials Liaison Council meeting 16 July 2020
Announcement - 31st March 2020 - 4:37 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Working Trials Liaison Council is scheduled to be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 16 July 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Working Trials Liaison Council Secretary by 24 April.
Kennel Club calls on council leaders to relax restrictions on dog walking areas to aid social distancing
Announcement - 31st March 2020 - 4:22 PM
The Kennel Club is urging local councils to do more to help dog walkers stay safe and responsible during the current lockdown period and ensure they can adhere to the social distancing measures following the passage of emergency Government legislation, which restricts people from leaving their homes other than for essential activities including taking daily exercise.
Agility Liaison Council meeting 9 July 2020
Announcement - 31st March 2020 - 3:36 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council is scheduled to be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 9 July 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Agility Liaison Council Secretary by 24 April.
Shetland Sheepdogs Hailed Nations Most Obedient Breed After Winning 'Obreedience’ Final at Crufts
Announcement - 31st March 2020 - 1:54 PM
A team of four Shetland Sheepdogs won the Obreedience competition at the world’s biggest dog event, Crufts on Thursday 5th March.
Code of Best Practice Updated For Breed Appreciation Days and Multiple Choice Exams
Announcement - 30th March 2020 - 2:59 PM
The Kennel Club has announced that, following consideration of the recommendations put forward by the JCF Independent Review Panel together with the results from the JCF survey commissioned by the Kennel Club, the Code of Best Practice has been updated for Breed Appreciation Days (BADs) and Multiple Choice Exams (MCEs).
Kennel Club and Charitable and Educational Trusts announce emergency relief fund
Announcement - 24th March 2020 - 1:08 PM
The Kennel Club, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and The Kennel Club Educational Trust have today (24 March) announced the creation of an emergency relief fund to support dog rescue centres and other canine organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Corresponding with the Kennel Club during COVID-19 outbreak
Announcement - 20th March 2020 - 6:28 PM
Clubs and societies are advised by the Kennel Club that, in order to assist in dealing with correspondence efficiently, it should preferably be sent to the Kennel Club by email rather than by post during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Kennel Club Office Closures
Announcement - 18th March 2020 - 3:26 PM
Kennel Club customers are advised that members of staff will transition to working from home during the course of this week as a result of the coronavirus outbreak
Young volunteer from Sussex receives award at Crufts
Events - 17th March 2020 - 4:53 PM
Sylvia Sigfusdottir, 22, from Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, has been awarded the Cinnamon Trust Young Volunteer of the Year award at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts on Saturday 7th March.
Portrait of Dylan, 2019 Best in Show winner, presented at Crufts 2020
Announcement - 17th March 2020 - 12:08 PM
A portrait of last year’s Crufts Best in Show winner, Multi Ch Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers, was unveiled at Crufts 2020 on Thursday 5th March in the Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham.
Staffordshire dog and owner become Crufts Obedience Champions
Events - 17th March 2020 - 10:30 AM
A Border Collie named Tsu'tey and his owner Shirley Clowes from Stone, Staffordshire took home one of the top obedience prizes at Crufts after winning the Obedience Championship for Dogs. The judge was Michelle Newman and this win gave Tsu’tey his Obedience Champion crown.
Young handler and dog from Kent crowned YKC Stakes winners at Crufts
Events - 16th March 2020 - 11:48 AM
A dog from Kent triumphed at Crufts by winning the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Stakes competition on Sunday 8th March.
Curly Coated Retriever from Coalville wins Gamekeepers Classes at Crufts 2020
Events - 13th March 2020 - 8:55 PM
A Curly Coated Retriever from Coalville in Leicestershire, owned by Dawn Hall and handler Brian Twigger, has been declared the overall winner of the Gamekeepers Classes at Crufts 2020.
GCDS award winners announced at Crufts
Events - 12th March 2020 - 8:55 PM
The winners of the annual Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) awards were announced at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, on Sunday 8th March.
Young Handler of the Year crowned at Crufts
Events - 12th March 2020 - 3:30 PM
Charlotte Dalgarno, aged 23 from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire and Isaac, a three-year-old Siberian Husky won the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Handler of the Year award at Crufts on Sunday 8th March.
Surrey youngster honoured with top award at Crufts
Events - 12th March 2020 - 2:15 PM
Dog loving young adult Ryan Hennessy from Chipstead, Surrey was chosen as the Young Kennel Club (YKC) Young Person of the Year at Crufts 2020 on Sunday March 8th.

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