International Canine Health Awards 2017

The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, were held on Wednesday 24th May at the Kennel Club in London. Now in their fifth year the awards recognise researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. Award winners each receive a substantial cash prize, donated by Vernon and Shirley Hill of Metro Bank, to contribute to new or continued research. We are pleased to announce the 2017 winners: Professor Garden, Chair of Department of Clinical Studies at the University… Read More

Video Of Jack Russell Going Rogue At Crufts Goes Viral

A Facebook video showing a cute Jack Russell going ‘off course’ during an agility competition at the world’s largest dog show, Crufts, has racked up more than a million views in under 24 hours and is approaching 10 million views! Olly the rescue Jack Russell was competing with his owner in the rescue dog agility competition in the main arena at Crufts on Friday 10th March when he decided to tackle the course in his own way. Agility courses involve the dogs running a series of jumps, weaves, seesaws, A-frames and tunnels. … Read More

Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming Trust have a Christmas to remember

Christmas came early to the Bulldog Rescue and Re-homing Trust in the shape of a grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust! But it wasn’t just shiny ribbon bound presents that these lucky little Bulldogs received in their fluffy stockings and eager little paws this Yuletide. For some of them, the gift has and will have been of a new forever home via Bulldog Rescue and Re-homing Trust. This is made possible by kind donations from members of the public, who have donated to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust or to the… Read More

Stark Truth Behind Health Charity’s New Family-Friendly “Beat The Bugs” Animation

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT) has provided funding to The Bella Moss Foundation to help launch a new animated video to explain the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to children and families to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual awareness campaign run by the World Health Organisation, this year running from November 14-20. It also features European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which falls on November 18 every year. Meanwhile, The Bella Moss Foundation deals with the fallout from antibiotic resistance every day. While… Read More

Support rescue dogs by ordering the 2017 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar

Dog lovers can support rescue dogs by ordering the 2017 Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar, which is now available and stars dogs from breeds that have been helped by Kennel Club Breed Rescue (KCBR) organisations. Raising money for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, the calendar features images of rescue dogs that were submitted by KCBR organisations for a competition run by the Kennel Club to find worthy models to illustrate each month of the year.  The 2017 calendar features the following breeds: West Highland White Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Dobermann,… Read More

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs’ tails lose their wag…

A painful condition that affects dogs’ tails may be more common than previously thought, a study suggests. The research offers clues to potential causes of the illness – known as limber tail – which mostly affects larger working dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers. Researchers say their findings are the first step towards preventing the distressing condition, which causes the tail to become limp and painful. The team at the University of Edinburgh compared 38 cases of limber tail that were identified from owners’ reports about their dogs’ health with 86 dogs… Read More

The Joy Book Club donates to Bark and Read

Bark and Read

The Joy Book Club, a subscription box book club, has donated money to the Bark and Read foundation after it nominated them as their chosen charity for their ‘Read Books, Do Good’ initiative. Every two months, The Joy Book Club customers receive a box with a book and few gifts themed around that month’s particular book. As part of this, they nominate a book-related charity and donate £1 from every box sold to said charity. For the months of April and May The Joy Book Club sold a total of 28 boxes. The… Read More

Winners of Dog Photographer of the Year Competition Announced

DPOTY 2015 Overall Winner © Anastasia Vetkovskaya / The Kennel Club

The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition. Now in its tenth year, the competition received almost 13,000 entries from a staggering 90 different countries. Anastasia Vetkovskaya from Russia has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with an image of Sheldon the English Springer Spaniel entering the water early one morning. The image initially won the ‘Dogs at Work’ category. The winning photographer lives in Moscow with her husband and two children plus their three dogs, two cats and a horse…. Read More

What does the Kennel Club do for canine health?

Did you know that last year alone the Kennel Club e-mailed around 420,000 dog owners inviting them and their dogs to contribute to independent scientific research, or that Mate Select, a free online Kennel Club health resource for breeders, was used approximately two million times? The Kennel Club makes a difference to dog health in many different ways and a new report highlights some of the steps taken to provide education, improve health in dog shows, progress scientific research and encourage responsible breeding.  The work of the Kennel Club is ongoing, but… Read More

New book published about 2015 Eukanuba Friends For Life winner Miracle

A book about Miracle, the 2015 winner of the Eukanuba Friends For Life competition, has now been published and focuses on the heart-breaking and inspiring story of Miracle, the dog that refused to die. The book focuses on the tear-jerking, inspirational and incredible tale of Miracle, a crossbreed that was snatched from the streets of Thailand, loaded onto a truck with hundreds of stolen dogs and destined for the restaurants of Hanoi. But an incredible rescue led to a fateful meeting with Amanda Leask, a dog lover from Scotland. Devastated by Miracle’s… Read More