Press Releases

Breeds Liaison Council meeting cancelled
Announcement - 17th October 2019 - 1:32 PM
The Kennel Club Liaison Council (KCLC) Breeds Council meeting due to be held on 6 November 2019 has been cancelled. Although discussion items were received, these could be dealt with by the office or referred to other departments for their consideration.
Ten finalists chosen for Crufts Junior Warrant final
Announcement - 15th October 2019 - 9:54 AM
The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition semi-finals took place this weekend at London’s biggest dog event, Discover Dogs at ExCeL London, with 61 top young dogs competing for just ten places in the final, which will be held at Crufts 2020.
Thousands visit Discover Dogs
Events - 14th October 2019 - 2:07 PM
Thousands of dog lovers visited the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event over the weekend, securing the show as London’s biggest dog event. Over 30,000 people attended the two-day event over 12th and 13th October 2019 at ExCeL London to find the right breed for their lifestyle.
More than 2,500 responses so far to Kennel Club JCF survey: One week left to have your say
General - 11th October 2019 - 7:12 PM
More than 2,500 responses to the Kennel Club’s survey on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) have been registered since it was launched a week ago, the Kennel Club has revealed with one week left before the survey closes.
Kennel Club recognises the Harrier
Announcement - 11th October 2019 - 12:03 PM
The Harrier has been recognised by the Kennel Club with effect from 1 January 2020. The breed will be classified in the Hound Group on the Breed Register.
Kennel Club response to Welsh Government dog breeding statement
Announcement - 9th October 2019 - 5:34 PM
The Kennel Club has today welcomed the statement issued by the Welsh Assembly Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, concerning the actions being taken regarding dog breeding in Wales.
Kennel Club launches 2020 Breed Rescue calendar
Announcement - 8th October 2019 - 1:08 PM
The Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar for 2020 is now available and features 12 amazing stories of dogs that have overcome the odds and are now settled into their new homes. The calendar will raise funds for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, one of the largest charities dedicated to dog health and welfare in the UK, and is the perfect present for any dog lover at Christmas.
From Barking to Houndslow: London postcodes pinpointed by puppy preference
Announcement - 7th October 2019 - 1:06 PM
A regal Maltese called Lottie in wealthy west London, a diminutive Dachshund called Scooby for city life in east London and fun-loving Cocker Spaniel, Loki, for families in south west London – the breed and name of your dog could be a good indicator of where in London you live, according to the Kennel Club.
Kennel Club launches JCF survey: Make sure you have your say
Announcement - 4th October 2019 - 2:01 PM
The Kennel Club is hoping for a large response to its consultation on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), the second phase of which has been launched in the form of a survey, it has been announced.
Kennel Club announces new partnership with Cottages.com and Hoseasons to promote dog-friendly staycations
Announcement - 26th September 2019 - 4:25 PM
The Kennel Club has announced a new partnership with Awaze UK, parent company of cottages.com and Hoseasons, both of which welcome millions of guests and their canine companions each year, to provide a platform for booking dog-friendly holiday accommodation, ranging from holiday properties and lodges to canal boats and cruisers.
UK Agility Team GB win bronze medal at Agility World Championships
Announcement - 23rd September 2019 - 1:36 PM
The GB High Hopes team has won an overall bronze medal in the Large team competition at the FCI Agility World Championships on Friday 20th September, after competing against 33 other teams.
Obedience Liaison Council meeting 6 February 2020
Announcement - 20th September 2019 - 11:12 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Obedience Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 6 February 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Obedience Liaison Council Secretary by November 8.
Working Trials Liaison Council meeting 23 January 2020
Announcement - 20th September 2019 - 10:43 AM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Working Trials Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 23 January 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Working Trials Liaison Council Secretary by October 25.
Agility Liaison Council Meeting 16 January 2020
Announcement - 19th September 2019 - 4:20 PM
The next meeting of the Kennel Club Agility Liaison Council will be held at the Kennel Club in London on Thursday 16 January 2020. Proposals for inclusion on the agenda should reach the Agility Liaison Council Secretary by October 18.
New DNA testing scheme for the Saluki
Health - 19th September 2019 - 4:04 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the Saluki following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Kennel Club urges exhibitors to have their say on animal exhibit regulations in Wales
Campaigns - 16th September 2019 - 3:26 PM
The Kennel Club is urging dog show exhibitors from across the UK to write to the Welsh Government to prevent thousands of people who show dogs in Wales being caught in a newly proposed licensing system.
Agility Team GB announce partnership with Hartpury University & Hartpury College
Announcement - 9th September 2019 - 10:03 AM
The Kennel Club is delighted to announce a new partnership between Agility Team GB and Hartpury University and Hartpury College.
Glasgow North West MP's dog wins Westminster Dog of the Year 2019 'Paw-blic' vote
Events - 6th September 2019 - 5:00 PM
There were celebrations in Glasgow today as Jean, a five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Collie cross, belonging to Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, emerged victorious after being voted for by the public in the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition’s ‘paw-blic’ vote category.
The search is on again for UK's top dog hero for national award
Announcement - 5th September 2019 - 1:04 PM
On the 9th September, James Middleton will be launching the nationwide search to find the UK’s top dog hero to be crowned the 2020 winner of the annual Kennel Club Friends for Life competition, celebrating a lifetime of friendship and the heart-warming stories of how humans and dogs transform and enrich each other’s lives.
Kennel Club limits ‘hereditary clear’ status to support eradication of health conditions
Health - 4th September 2019 - 4:42 PM
From January 2022, the Kennel Club will limit the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs to two generations. This change will be put in place to safeguard against the impact that dogs with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ status could have on health issues within a breed.

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