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

Winners of Europe’s most prestigious Veterinary Awards revealed

A leading veterinary neurologist, a pre-eminent diagnostic imaging expert, a PhD student researching ways to combat antimicrobial resistance, and a canine pathology student have today each received one of the largest veterinary awards in the world for the role they are playing in transforming dog health. The International Canine Health Awards, run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust were held on 15 April at the Kennel Club in London. This year’s awards were presented to Professor Holger Volk, Clinical Director of the RVC Small Animal Referral Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Neurology… Read More

‘Charlie Appeal’ launched to help young rescue dog

Calling all dog lovers!  An appeal has been launched to raise money for a one year-old rescue dog that needs an expensive life-changing operation to help him lead a normal life. Poor Charlie, an Old English Sheepdog, was emaciated, riddled with fleas, had worms and kennel cough and was due to be put down, when he was rescued from the pound by a Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisation, the Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue & Welfare charity. When OES Rescue & Welfare first took in Charlie, they noticed that, along with his… Read More

Charity Gets £10,000 Towards Saving Dogs’ Lives

This is great news!  A dog rescue charity which may have had to shut down within weeks due to a lack of funding has been helped by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which has given them a grant of £10,000. The Safe and Sound dog rescue charity, which saves the lives of 200 stray dogs each year, will now be able to carry on its work helping stray dogs from being euthanised. Safe and Sound relies entirely on donations and because of a huge increase in demand it faced shutting down in… Read More

Fashion Goes To The Dogs: Hound Themed Pashmina Launched For Charity

The worlds of fashion and dogs are colliding!  A tailor of classic bespoke British clothing is launching a beautiful limited collection of canine-print pashminas and she has pledged to donate part of her profits to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), a charity dedicated to supporting dog health and welfare.  A lovely gesture for man’s best friend 🙂 The pashminas have been created by Pip Howeson with artist Jeremy Houghton and will be launched at the Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace, London, SW1 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, and… Read More

Leave a Legacy – Help Change Dogs Lives Forever

A dog’s love is unconditional, and the comfort and joy they bring to people’s lives is beyond measure. We depend on them for their loyalty and companionship, but let’s not forget they depend on us too.