The Kennel Club's Assured Breeders scheme helps puppy buyers find breeders who follow good practices. We wish to guarantee a responsible and rewarding experience for everyone. Every single assured breeder will be inspected by The Kennel Club, a UKAS-accredited certification body, in order to ensure that the scheme is recognised as the essential quality seal for puppy breeding and buying.
An initial administration fee of £25 is payable upon submission of your application, the ABS team will provide a payment link via email to take the remaining £60 joining fee* once your application has been reviewed.
Please note that you will need to receive a breeder assessment visit every three years to ensure that you comply with the scheme requirements. The annual membership fee covers the cost of each visit.
*payable on an annual basis
What happens next
- Once you have submitted your membership application and paid the £25 administration fee, you will be contacted within 28 days to advise whether your application is ready to proceed to assessment, or otherwise if further information is required.
- Once your application is ready, you will receive notification via email detailing how to pay for your £60 joining fee.
- Once payment has been received for your joining fee, one of our regional breeder assessors will call you to arrange a convenient date and time for your assessment visit.