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.

Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners Announced

After a record breaking year with almost 13,000 submissions from over 60 countries, we’ve announced the winners for our Dog Photographer of the Year competition last week. The annual photography competition includes seven categories: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, I Love Dogs Because – a category specifically for those aged 18 and under – and the new Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities category. The competition, sponsored by Samsung, is free to enter and is open to both professional photographers and amateurs, who have a keen eye… Read More

Crufts 2015 – The World’s Biggest Celebration Of Dogs

Around 22,000 dogs and hundreds of thousands of dog lovers will return to the NEC in Birmingham on 5-8 March 2015, for the world’s biggest celebration of dogs, Crufts. The four-day event will see the nation’s most heroic dogs rewarded in the prestigious Friends for Life competition; the nation’s favourite crossbreeds compete in the Scruffts grand final; the world’s most athletic canines battling it out in dog sports such as Agility and Flyball and the world-famous Best in Show competition. Famous faces attending the show include Paul O’Grady, Tess Daly and Alesha… Read More

You and Your Dog

Would you like to be involved in a photography project for a great cause? Photographer, Ursula Roxy Aitchison is taking pictures of dogs and their owners for her latest project ‘You and Your Dog’, and you could be a part of it. Her project, ‘You and Your Dog’ is all about the wonderful connection between people and their four-legged friends and she is currently looking for more people to get involved. She plans on turning her collection of images into a book, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Cinnamon… Read More

Open Letter Regarding TV Show ‘Release The Hounds’

An open letter to Kate Maddigan, ITV Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, regarding ITV2 show ‘Release the Hounds’ Dear Ms Maddigan, The Kennel Club is gravely concerned about the new ITV2 television show, ‘Release the Hounds’, which shows a pack of dogs being released on contestants as they race to get to a cash prize. Whilst we appreciate the dogs in the programme are probably well trained, we are appalled that the premise of the show promotes dog aggression for entertainment purposes, particularly when there is so much concern amongst animal welfare charities… Read More

Don’t Cook Your Dog

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With today’s welcome sunshine, and summer fast approaching, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk cooking their dogs alive if they leave them unattended in a car. Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a car 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.

Molly Voted UK’s Top Dog Hero At Crufts

Lucy and Molly

Molly, a Cocker Spaniel from Benfleet in Essex, and her owner, Lucy Watts were the special stars of Crufts as Molly was announced as the winner of the Crufts Friends for Life 2014 competition. Molly and twenty year old Lucy were voted the most deserving winners out of five shortlisted finalists by the British public. Lucy has a life-limiting rare genetic illness called ehlers danlos syndrome, which has left her in a wheelchair, needing to be fed into her bloodstream and in a lot of pain. Lucy was isolated, withdrawn and unhappy… Read More

Children’s Authors Join Forces With Dogs To Boost Child Literacy

Bark and Read Foundation

We all love our four legged friends and the latest news that dogs are changing the face of education in a bid to boost literacy comes as popular children’s authors, Anna Wilson, Andrew Cope and Viviane Schwarz have pledged their support for children reading to dogs in a bid to boost literacy and improve children’s self-confidence. The authors have pledged their support to the Kennel Club’s Bark and Read Foundation to coincide with National Storytelling Week, taking place this week. Organised by the Society for Storytelling, National Storytelling Week (Saturday February 1st… Read More

Success For Dog Loving Welsh Teen

It’s one for the youngsters – 13 year old Jon-Paul Church from Dyfed in Wales will be taking centre stage with his dog, Miley, a Boxer, at the finals of the Welsh Junior Handler of the Year next month, despite being born with only one hand. The title of Welsh Junior Handler of The Year, which is awarded by the Cardiff Canine Society, is given annually to a young person who has shown considerable promise and dedication to dog handling (which Jon-Paul obviously has!) in the show ring. Jon-Paul is a member of the… Read More