Royal Patron Announced

We are honoured to announce that His Majesty the King is now our Patron, continuing a tradition of royal support since 1873. READ MORE...
Responsible breeders prioritise canine health

Are you a first time breeder?

We've got the detail to support you from start to finish along your responsible breeding journey.

Should you register your litter with us?

We record a puppy's birth, lineage, and offer several benefits to encourage responsible dog ownership.


The Kennel Club Shop

From memberships to publications, merchandise to dog registrations, training courses to event tickets, we've got you covered.


The best lifetime dog insurance

Protect your dog with UK's Number 1 pet insurer, with up to £25,000 cover for vet fees.

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Motivational mates

Research from The Kennel Club shows positive impact dogs have on both mental and physical health.


DNA testing services

Our DNA testing services offer a simple, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution that only requires one kit.


Grass seeds and dogs

In summer months grass seeds can pose several problems for dogs, primarily due to their sharp structure.


Everything you need to know about getting a dog

Everything you need to know

Getting your first dog is one of the most exciting things you will ever do! We have made a step-by-step guide to help you on your way. 

Find the right breed for you

With 223 pedigree dog breeds, finding one that's perfect for you can be difficult. Explore our Breeds A to Z to discover the ideal breed. 

Find a puppy or a rescue dog

Ready to buy a dog? Why not use our Find a Puppy service, whether you're looking for a pedigree puppy or a rescue dog.