Press Releases

Kennel Club appoints Mark Beazley as Chief Executive
Announcement - 7th July 2020 - 11:05 AM
The UK's largest organisation dedicated to the welfare of dogs, The Kennel Club, has today announced the appointment of Mark Beazley as Chief Executive.
Lincolnshire organisation set to continue rescue work during pandemic thanks to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
General - 6th July 2020 - 1:45 PM
Three Counties Dog Rescue, based in Bourne, Lincolnshire has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently-launched emergency fund, and is continuing its work respite the pandemic.
Dogs New Zealand collaborate with the Kennel Club to improve brachycephalic health
Announcement - 4th July 2020 - 3:27 PM
Today, Friday 3rd July 2020, it has been announced that Dogs New Zealand (New Zealand Kennel Club) will be collaborating with the UK Kennel Club to improve and protect the health of brachycephalic breeds worldwide by agreeing to operate, under license, the Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading (RFG) Scheme.
Kennel Club launches 'Voice for Dogs' manifesto following overwhelming increase in puppy buying
Announcement - 2nd July 2020 - 11:41 AM
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has never been a more important time to ensure dogs and their owners are supported, with the demand for puppies having increased drastically during lockdown. As such, the new Kennel Club manifesto, ‘A Voice for Dogs’, calls upon the Welsh government to ensure the laws surrounding the welfare of dogs are robust and can be reshaped where needed in order to deliver far greater protection for dogs across the UK.
Lancashire dog rescue set to continue work during pandemic thanks to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Announcement - 1st July 2020 - 9:24 PM
Lancashire German Shepherd Rescue, based in Preston, has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently launched emergency fund, and is continuing its work with rescue dogs despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yorkshire organisation set to continue dog rescue work during pandemic thanks to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Announcement - 30th June 2020 - 9:14 PM
Good Life Dog Rescue, based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently launched emergency fund, to be able to continue rescuing dogs in South and West Yorkshire amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kennel Club AGM - Election Results
Announcement - 30th June 2020 - 3:37 PM
The Kennel Club has announced that the following nine Members were elected to the Board of Directors at the AGM held today, 30 June 2020.
Young dog lovers encouraged to get creative with their canine companions to win £100
Announcement - 20th June 2020 - 7:32 AM
In July, the Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) and Young Kennel Club (YKC) are joining forces by encouraging YKC members to showcase their creative flair and share what they have been up to during lockdown, with three youngsters having the chance to win £100.
The Kennel Club response to Animals and Wildlife Bill (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) becoming law
Announcement - 19th June 2020 - 11:25 AM
The Kennel Club, has welcomed the news that The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill has become law upon receiving Royal Assent after it received cross party support in the Scottish Parliament on 17th June.
New study reveals deafness in Dalmatians declines thanks to careful breeding decisions
Health - 17th June 2020 - 11:12 AM
A new study has revealed a marked improvement in the number of deaf dogs born in one of the world’s most recognisable breeds.
Warning as scammers cash in on impulsive pandemic puppy buying
Campaigns - 17th June 2020 - 8:46 AM
According to research from the Kennel Club, one in four puppy buyers spend less than two hours to decide on their puppy, with thousands then being duped by rogue breeders and online scams.
Local dog rescue names newborn puppies after NHS heroes as it continues to save dogs with help from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Announcement - 16th June 2020 - 2:01 PM
Five puppies born at Hope Rescue in Llanharan, South Wales, have been named after local NHS workers as a thank you for their hard-work on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.
Assured Advice for Licensed Assured Breeders
Announcement - 15th June 2020 - 4:00 PM
The Kennel Club has announced that it has entered into a formal Primary Authority partnership with City of London Corporation.
Charity saving dogs from Chinese meat trade set to continue due to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
Campaigns - 15th June 2020 - 2:20 PM
Benson, a Saint Bernard and Romeo, a Tibetian Mastiff, are two of the dogs that Saving Saints, a Lancashire based organisation, rescued from death in Chinese meat market. The charity is one of the 20 recipients of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently-launched emergency fund which aims to enable them, and other charities making a difference to dogs, to continue their vital work during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Kennel Club urges cross-party collaboration in Scotland to fully ban cruel shock collars
Campaigns - 15th June 2020 - 11:16 AM
The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, the Kennel Club, is supporting the proposal to amend the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protection and Powers) Bill in Scotland, as put forward by Maurice Golden MSP.
West Sussex organisation set to continue dog rescue work thanks to funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
General - 11th June 2020 - 4:33 PM
Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently-launched emergency fund, in order to be able to continue rescuing and finding forever homes dogs in need across the UK amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dorset dog charity set to continue rescue work during pandemic thanks to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
General - 11th June 2020 - 3:55 PM
Staffie & Stray Rescue based in Bournemouth, Dorset, has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently-launched emergency fund, in order to be able to continue rescuing and rehabilitating Staffordshire Bull Terriers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pembrokeshire animal charity set to continue rescue efforts during pandemic due to emergency funding from Kennel Club Charitable Trust
General - 11th June 2020 - 3:34 PM
Greenacres Animal Rescue based in Talbenny, Pembrokeshire, has benefited from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s (KCCT) recently-launched emergency fund, in order to be able to continue their rescue and rehoming work amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Would you like to become the Crufts Inter-Regional Obedience Team Manager for Wales?
Announcement - 10th June 2020 - 10:11 PM
The Kennel Club is calling for anyone interested in becoming an Obedience Inter-Regional Team Manager to get in touch.
Crufts is back – and it’s only June!
Announcement - 10th June 2020 - 4:48 PM
Following the success of the Crufts television programmes in March, Sunset and Vine together with Channel 4 are releasing five extra Crufts programmes, the first one being shown on the 20th June.

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