Compulsory microchipping – what it means for you?

Currently over 8,000 dogs in Britain are euthanised each year because they cannot be reunited with their owners. By having their dogs microchipped and keeping contact details up to date with their microchip database, owners greatly increase their chances of being reunited with a missing pet. The microchipping of dogs will become compulsory in England from 6 April 2016 and will aim to stop thousands of dogs needlessly being destroyed. Petlog has launched a new video to showcase the responsibilities of dog owners in England once microchipping becomes compulsory in England in… Read More

How to keep your dog safe from poisons

Dogs are pretty hardy animals, but even man’s best friend needs to be careful what they eat.  If you own or look after a dog, you’ll know that they are very curious, especially around food (or what they think might be food!), but they can’t tell what is good for them or what might potentially be harmful. The Kennel Club and Veterinary Poisons Information Service recently released statistics showing that almost 60,000 dogs have been accidentally poisoned in the past five years by eating everyday products, foodstuffs or substances that are poisonous… Read More

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

Old English Sheepdog Revival Begins

Old English Sheepdog exhibitors, Janet Steele and Val Leggett arranged a get together for the breed, with the aim of raising the profile of the Old English Sheepdog in the UK. The event took place at Kingsbury Water Park, near Birmingham, on Saturday 9th August and around 40 owners and 30 dogs attended. They held a short demonstration on how to groom a pet and everyone had the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas and stories, as well as hints and tips on what leads to use, feeding, training and much more…. Read More

Agility Helped Dog Lover Get Over Stroke

Rod Norton, aged 67 from Louth, Lincolnshire has revealed how competing in agility with his dog has helped him get over a stroke and back to being fighting fit. Rod began competing in agility about 20 years ago until he suffered a stroke in March 2013 and his mobility was severely affected. Rod worked with his physiotherapist for four months’ intensive treatment to get back to fitness. Competing in agility has not only helped Rod rebuild his life as he was very determined to get back to competing again, but it is… 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

Lost Dog Reunited Within Half An Hour Thanks To Microchip

Millie reunited thanks to microchip

Millie, a 13 year old deaf Springer Spaniel who went missing recently, was reunited almost instantly with her loving owners, Sonja and Stephen Williams from Beyton, Suffolk, thanks to her microchip.

Good Training Saves Zack The Rescue Dog

Dog training saves rescue dog

Zack, a three year old crossbreed from Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire has turned his life around, from being a bossy alpha male to a happy, energetic, enthusiastic dog, thanks to his loving owner,

Proud to donate £5000 to Waggy Tails – helping dogs like Trixie and Muffin

At the Kennel Club Charitable Trust we are delighted to announce that we have provided a £5,000 grant to Dorset-based dog charity Waggy Tails.

5 Minutes with ……..

Gillian Cowe from German Shepherd Rescue Scotland What is your job title? Website Designer. What does your job involve? Deigning and maintaining websites for clients.