The Kennel Club Assured Breeders scheme - stud dog membership


For reference, the breeding age for a stud dog is between 1 and 12 years. Applicants with a stud dog only, who do not intend to breed litters, are required to list all current breeding stock upon application, to ensure any breed-specific requirements are in place before being accepted as an assured breeder. Checks on breeding history are carried out at the time of application submission.

Payment Terms

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.

What happens next

  1. 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.
  2. Once your application is ready, you will receive notification via email detailing how to pay for your £60 joining fee.
  3. 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.