Press Releases

Established single breed CC judges to be licensed for free
- 13th December 2018 - 7:06 PM
Under newly-approved changes to the Judges Competency Framework (JCF), which begins in 2019, the Kennel Club has announced that there will be no licence fee for single breed judges approved to award Challenge Certificates by 1 July 2019.
Stolen family dog found dumped on roadside and reunited with owners after three years
General - 13th December 2018 - 4:53 PM
A Cocker Spaniel has been reunited with her owners three years after disappearing in a suspected dog-knapping.
New DNA testing scheme for Giant Schnauzers
Announcement - 13th December 2018 - 1:04 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Giant Schnauzers, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
The Kennel Club issues Alabama rot warning to dog owners
General - 5th December 2018 - 3:26 PM
The Kennel Club is warning dog owners to be vigilant as the peak season for the Alabama rot disease sets in.
'Have a Go’ dog shows, offering advice to newcomers, to be held throughout 2019
Events - 5th December 2018 - 12:28 PM
Have you ever watched Crufts on television and dreamed of showing your dog but didn’t know how to go about it? Maybe you recently bought a dog and are curious about dog showing? Or perhaps you don’t even own a dog at present but are interested in seeing what dogs shows are all about?
Perthshire dog wins Kennel Club’s 17th Hunt, Point and Retrieve Championship
Events - 30th November 2018 - 2:52 PM
A five-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer from Perthshire has won the Kennel Club’s 17th Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) Championship
Tickets go on sale for Crufts 2019 – The world’s biggest celebration of dogs
Events - 27th November 2018 - 12:11 PM
Around 27,000 dogs from across the world will head to the NEC in Birmingham on 7th - 10th March
Team GB wins historic gold at the World St Hubert Championships for working gundogs
Events - 23rd November 2018 - 3:25 PM
For the first time, a British competitor has won gold at the World St Hubert Championships for working gundogs. Rob Gould, competing as part of Team GB, won first place in the gentlemen’s category with his German Longhaired Pointer, Wamilanghaar Djynn.
Kennel Club reveals Agility Team GB squad for 2019
Announcement - 21st November 2018 - 1:19 PM
The Kennel Club has announced the names of the agility competitors who will be part of the Agility Team GB squad in 2019.
Kennel Club Breeders Competition finalists head to Crufts 2019
Events - 13th November 2018 - 4:01 PM
The top 40 teams which have qualified throughout 2018 in the Kennel Club Breeders Competition will be heading to Crufts 2019 for the final to be judged by Paul Harding, well-known Bulldog and French Bulldog breeder.
Future Kennel Club strategy and direction discussed at special general meeting
General - 13th November 2018 - 2:17 PM
At the Special General Meeting of the Kennel Club, held on 6 November, more than 300 members gathered to discuss the future direction of the Kennel Club and to hear about the KC strategy in relation to health, education and communications.
Every dog has its day and Friends for Life changed mine
General - 13th November 2018 - 11:47 AM
How winning the Kennel Club's Crufts Award for Life changed one person's life, now the search is on again for UK's Top Dog Hero for national award.
Kennel Club welcomes Welsh consultation on third party puppy sale ban
Law and Government - 8th November 2018 - 12:12 PM
The Kennel Club has welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, of a consultation about a ban on the practice of selling puppies via third parties.
Changes to Kennel Club Board
Announcement - 7th November 2018 - 1:34 PM
The Board of the Kennel Club Limited has elected Steve Croxford as Chairman and Tony Allcock MBE as Vice Chairman at its meeting today and wishes them every success in these positions.
Big vs small: Smaller dogs come out on top over larger iconic breeds
General - 5th November 2018 - 12:43 PM
Small dog breeds often favoured by celebrities are taking over as the UK’s top dogs, with the likes of the Dachshund and the Queen’s favourite, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, soaring in popularity - whilst large dog breeds including old favourites such as the Old English Sheepdog decline.
Kennel Club Working Trials Championships 2018
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 4:34 PM
Alan Bexon and WT Ch Fly By Night Lad, a nine-year-old Working Sheepdog, have won the Patrol Dog Stake for the third time in four years at the Kennel Club Working Trials Championships. The Tracking Dog Stake was won by Margaret Robinson and WT Ch Just Arran over Trentvalley, a six-year-old Working Sheepdog.
New DNA testing programme for Papillons
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 11:27 AM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) in Papillons following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
National Memorial to celebrate 'dogs of war'
Announcement - 2nd November 2018 - 9:26 AM
The Kennel Club is delighted to have pledged its support to a national memorial to celebrate dogs of war. This will be the first ever memorial honouring the courage of all the military working dogs that have served with the Armed Forces in many conflicts and saved many lives.
Entries open for Crufts 2019
Events - 1st November 2018 - 3:46 PM
Online and postal entries for Crufts 2019 are now open
Ralph the Beagle becomes a calendar cover star
Announcement - 1st November 2018 - 11:42 AM
A Beagle called Ralph who ended up in rescue due to his behaviour towards other dogs has been helped to overcome his issues and has now won a competition to become the cover star of the Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar 2019.

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