Press Releases

Review process for JCF begins
Announcement - 23rd August 2019 - 10:57 AM
The first meeting of the panel set up to review the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) has taken place at the Kennel Club’s London headquarters, the Kennel Club has confirmed.
Kennel Club's eventful International Agility Festival 2019 draws to a close
Announcement - 21st August 2019 - 11:08 AM
Last weekend saw the Kennel Club International Agility Festival take place, with over 3,100 dogs and their handlers from all over the world competing in the event, held at Rockingham Castle.
Two novice judges join JCF review panel
Announcement - 9th August 2019 - 2:22 PM
The Kennel Club’s recent appeal for a novice judge to serve on the panel formed to carry out a review of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) has resulted in such an overwhelming number of CVs submitted that not one but two delegates have been appointed, the Kennel Club has announced.
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival Updates
- 9th August 2019 - 9:19 AM
Due to safety reasons, caused by the recent spell of bad weather, the event is cancelled today. If you are here for the Olympia qualifiers please do not leave the venue yet, we will be putting out further announcements shortly.
New DNA testing schemes for the English Setter
Health - 7th August 2019 - 4:22 PM
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-rcd4) and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the English Setter following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Calling all Oxfordshire crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
Announcement - 1st August 2019 - 2:30 PM
Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 3rd and 4th August 2019.
Five is the lucky number for Agility Team GB following impressive performances at European Open Championships
Announcement - 29th July 2019 - 5:00 PM
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Arnhem, The Netherlands over the weekend (25th-28th July).
Judging arrangements during JCF review
Announcement - 29th July 2019 - 4:53 PM
The way in which judging appointments are dealt with for breed shows as of 2020 has had to be modified in view of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) having been put on hold while a review is carried out, the Kennel Club has announced.
New all-in-one test for multiple genetic disorders launched by the Kennel Club and Weatherbys
Announcement - 26th July 2019 - 4:53 PM
The Kennel Club and Weatherbys are pleased to announce they have partnered to provide a simplified process for canine genetic heath testing which will benefit both dog breeders and owners, helping to eradicate some of the most concerning genetic disorders facing certain breeds.
JCF review panel members confirmed
Announcement - 26th July 2019 - 3:46 PM
The 14 judges so far invited to serve on the panel formed to carry out a review of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) have all accepted their invitation, the Kennel Club has confirmed.
Importance of checking eligibility before entering a show
Announcement - 25th July 2019 - 10:11 AM
Following a series of recent disqualifications from awards, which are disappointing for everyone concerned, the Kennel Club would like to remind exhibitors of the importance of checking their dog’s eligibility for classes before submitting an entry for a show.
Kennel Club updates Judging Regulations and Code of Best Practice
- 24th July 2019 - 3:31 PM
The Judges Committee and the Board consider there is value in bringing forward a number of new show regulations and a range of additional supporting statements in the code that recognises and protects best practice and underpins and protects the integrity of judges at every level of show.
Over 3,000 dogs race to Rockingham to take part in the world's largest agility festival
Events - 24th July 2019 - 11:39 AM
The Kennel Club International Agility Festival will host over 3,000 dogs from across the globe as they head to Rockingham Castle this summer for the world’s largest agility festival, taking place from 8th – 11th August 2019.
Criteria for Veteran Warrant updated
Announcement - 22nd July 2019 - 3:13 PM
The Kennel Club has announced that the criteria for the Veteran Warrant (VW) have been updated, following feedback received from exhibitors, in order to make the award more fair and accessible.
Kennel Club responds to Control of Dogs Act review
Law and Government - 19th July 2019 - 10:05 AM
Following the committee review of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (released Thursday 18th July 2019), the Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club have issued the following statement:
Hungarian Pumi transferred from Imported Breed Register to Breed Register
Announcement - 19th July 2019 - 9:28 AM
The Kennel Club has announced that the Hungarian Pumi will transfer from the Imported Breed Register to the Breed Register with effect from 1 April 2020.
Kennel Club child protection policy updated
Announcement - 18th July 2019 - 3:41 PM
The Kennel Club has updated its Child Protection Policy to include a section dealing with online safety and social media.
Calling all Manchester crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
Announcement - 18th July 2019 - 12:38 PM
Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to the Family Pet Show at MediaCityUK, Salford on 20th and 21st July 2019.
JCF review panel takes shape
Announcement - 17th July 2019 - 3:27 PM
The Kennel Club has confirmed that those Kennel Club Members who are taking forward the AGM proposal to carry out an assessment of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) have now put forward a number of names to sit on the review panel, which have been endorsed by the Kennel Club Board.
Intermediate Agility qualifiers confirmed
Events - 17th July 2019 - 10:11 AM
The Kennel Club has announced that dogs measured into intermediate for agility will be able to compete in Kennel Club qualifiers from January 2020.

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