Nala The Golden Retriever To Launch New Book In Aid Of Children’s Hospital

A new book called Evelina London Pets will launch on Monday 14th December. The book celebrates the pets that visit Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The book was created by children, parents and staff to raise money for the hospital and in celebration of the launch of Evelina London Pets, Nala, a Pets As Therapy, Golden Retriever will be available for paw signing and photo opportunities at the launch. The launch takes place on Monday 14th December from 3.30-4.40pm on the third floor Atrium of Evelina London Children’s Hospital and all proceeds from… Read More

The Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar 2016 is Here

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The Kennel Club Breed Rescue calendar is back this year! Not only does the calendar have 12 heart-warming images of rescue dogs, it also tells each dog’s story. All of the dogs have been helped to find their ‘forever’ homes by Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations. All proceeds from the calendar go towards helping the rescue and re-homing of pedigree dogs in the UK through Kennel Club Breed Rescue. Here are some of the lovely dogs featured in the calendar! Meet Teddy the Greyhound Teddy recently retired from a career as a… Read More

How Older People Can Prepare for Getting a Dog

Owning a dog is an immensely rewarding experience, and it is crucial that people do their research and ensure they are prepared for the commitment of owning a pet. Age UK, the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life, has been working on an online guide for older people looking to get a pet, which the Kennel Club has contributed to. From cost, care requirements, veterinary considerations and making sure your home is ready for a dog or other pet, there are lots of things to… Read More

Fit For Function Border Collies Enjoy Herding Day

Ten Border Collies and their owners enjoyed the chance to try out herding on 29th August.   The event was hosted by the Border Collie Club of Great Britain (BCCGB), and overseeing the action was successful triallist Nij Vyas, with his dogs Skye and Mist. Chair of BCCGB, Peter Simmons said: ‘It was a fantastic opportunity for dogs that normally grace the show ring to try the task the breed was created for. Many of the dogs were already multi-skilled, competing in agility or obedience as well as being show dogs. ‘The… Read More

All Hail the Greyhound! – Discover Dogs 2015

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With long legs and well-mannered, the greyhound has everything we could dream of! Amongst the 200 breeds waiting for you at Discover Dogs event this 17th and 18th October, we will be showcasing this super speedy and graceful canine creature, one of the man’s best and fastest friends.

Buying Your First Puppy? A Few Tips to Help You Choose the Right Breed for You

Are you ready to welcome a furry ball into your home? Or do you fancy a quick refresh on canine breeds? From the most athletic mutts to the toy ones to die for, here’s our puppy guide to help you choose the one that will fit your lifestyle.

Abused Dog Gets New Chance At Happiness After Owner Dies Following Drug Use

Scooby, a Terrier cross dog, has found a new home following the death of his owner, who died following drug use and left Scooby in a very distressed state and prone to aggressive behaviour. Scooby was taken in by a non-profit organisation called The K9 Project after being contacted by the owner’s sister. Scooby was found curled up on his owner’s chest and wouldn’t let the paramedics near to his owner, who had sadly passed away. Scooby had often been tied up in the garden for days on end, not fed properly… Read More

Will you Support your Favourite Dog Friendly Business?

The annual Be Dog Friendly Awards have returned and at the Kennel Club, we are asking for your help in nominating the top dog friendly businesses in the UK. Will you help us champion local businesses that open their doors to dogs by recommending your favourite dog friendly haunt for the Be Dog Friendly Awards held in conjunction with Dog Friendly? We want to hear about any business or area that opens its doors to dogs from cafes, to beaches, hotels to towns, caravan sites or high street stores. The awards not… Read More

Hot Weather Warning – Don’t Leave Your Dogs in Vehicles

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With this week’s welcome sunshine, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk killing their dogs if they leave them unattended in a vehicle. Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a vehicle alone, even on a fairly warm or cloudy day. Surprisingly, leaving a car window open or supplying water makes little difference and the dog will suffer, as a car can quickly heat up to around 50°C. The following video demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left… Read More

Teaching Kids To Interact Safely With Dogs

Kids have a natural curiosity about dogs, but recent statistics show that children under 9 years of age are the group most affected by dog bites and strikes.  So what is being done to reduce dog bite incidents involving children and teach them to understand dog behaviour and interact safely with them? The Kennel Club has launched the UK’s first ever educational resource for primary schools to do just this. The Safe and Sound Quality Kitemark Teaching Resource, funded by the Kennel Club Educational Trust, has been successfully piloted by Robin Hood… Read More