Press Releases

Meet the breeds competing for Crufts Best in Show trophy for the first time
General - 19th February 2019 - 12:01 PM
Three new breeds from across the globe are set to wow the public at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, for the first time this year.
Merle coloured Whippets
Announcement - 18th February 2019 - 9:54 AM
At the request of the Whippet Breed Council, the Kennel Club has agreed that it will not accept the registration, including any imported dogs, of any merle coloured Whippets.
Replacement judges for Smooth Collies and Bolognese at Crufts 2019
General - 14th February 2019 - 4:05 PM
Replacement judges for Smooth Collies and Bolognese at Crufts 2019
Dog Photographer of the Year 2019 launches today
General - 12th February 2019 - 12:08 PM
The Kennel Club has once again begun its search for the best dog photographers in the world today, with the launch of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition.
The Kennel Club response to Finn’s law passing its third reading in the Commons
Announcement - 8th February 2019 - 2:30 PM
Retired Police Dog Finn, who was attacked in October 2016, and whose owner, PC Dave Wardell, launched the Finn’s Law petition, which was read in Parliament today
Clarification on appropriate content for heelwork tests in obedience
Announcement - 8th February 2019 - 9:43 AM
The Kennel Club would like to issue a clarification on the appropriate content for heelwork tests in obedience and particularly in relation to novice tests.
Kennel Club Question Time heads to Cheshire
Events - 7th February 2019 - 4:06 PM
The views of dog owners in northwest England and North Wales are being sought as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits Cheshire on Thursday 25 April.
Crufts 2019 – The world’s most famous dog show set to be better than ever
- 4th February 2019 - 5:09 PM
Crufts will welcome around 27,000 dogs this year, taking part in a wide variety of competitions and displays over the four days of the world’s most famous dog show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 7th – 10th March.
The Kennel Club response to Scottish proposals to toughen animal welfare legislation
Announcement - 4th February 2019 - 8:57 AM
The Kennel Club today responded to the proposals put forward by the Scottish Government to amend the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
The Kennel Club and University of Cambridge launch vital scheme to improve health of Pugs, French Bulldogs and Bulldogs
Health - 4th February 2019 - 8:36 AM
The future health of French Bulldogs, Pugs and Bulldogs has taken a huge step forward today with the launch of a new health screening scheme.
New breeding resource enables hip and elbow dysplasia to be tackled in Leonbergers
Health - 31st January 2019 - 3:20 PM
The Leonberger is the latest breed to be provided with Estimated Breeding Values, an online resource that helps breeders breed away from hip and elbow dysplasia.
Collaboration is key to curbing puppy farm trade in Scotland
General - 28th January 2019 - 4:19 PM
The Kennel Club has launched its report ‘Collaboration is Key: the way forward for Scottish dog breeding regulations’ ahead of its presentation at the Scottish Parliament tomorrow.
Agility Team GB Performance Weekend announced
Announcement - 28th January 2019 - 4:17 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the dates and judges for the Agility Team GB Squad Performance Weekend, which will be held at the Arena UK, Grantham.
‘Grandfather’ rights for established judges during JCF transition period
General - 25th January 2019 - 1:21 PM
Under newly-approved changes to the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), beginning later this year, the Kennel Club has announced that there will be ‘grandfather’ rights for established judges who meet certain criteria. For full details, please see the table below.
Shows Liaison Council meeting 13 May 2019
Announcement - 25th January 2019 - 11:31 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Shows Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Monday 13 May 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Shows Liaison Council Secretary by 19 February.
Eye for a Dog assessment now only for multi-breed judges: Bookings now open for latest dates
Announcement - 23rd January 2019 - 5:03 PM
Following feedback received from the Eye for a Dog pilot assessments held in 2018, the Kennel Club has relaxed the criteria for taking this assessment from all Judges wishing to be approved to award CCs (JCF Level 4) to those who want to move to a second or subsequent CC breed.
Kennel Club interim breed standard for Barbet
Announcement - 23rd January 2019 - 1:57 PM
The Kennel Club will be publishing an interim breed standard for the Barbet in the April 2019 edition of the Kennel Club Journal.
Breeds Liaison Council meeting 22 May 2019
Announcement - 18th January 2019 - 10:21 AM
Breeds Liaison Council meeting 22 May 2019
Study reveals powerful long-term impact of DNA tests on dog diseases
Health - 18th January 2019 - 9:44 AM
A new study has revealed that the number of pedigree dogs at risk of often painful and debilitating inherited diseases is being dramatically reduced by responsible breeders.
Field Trials Liaison Council meeting 16 May 2019
Announcement - 15th January 2019 - 2:49 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Field Trials Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 16 May 2019. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Working Dog Activities Department at the Kennel Club by Friday 15 February.

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