At The Kennel Club, we’re all about dogs, with a wealth of knowledge in canine health, breeding and responsible ownership. Our stand offers a wide range of advice and support to dog owners, potential puppy buyers, breeders, trainers and exhibitors.
Visit The Kennel Club stand for information on:
Looking for a puppy or finding a forever home for a rescue?
If you are thinking about buying a puppy or adopting a dog in rescue, then come and meet the team and some rescue dogs on The Kennel Club stand. The team will be able to provide advice and information on the full journey of welcoming a dog into your home, from choosing the right breed and finding a responsible breeder through The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme to microchipping advice and much more.
Breed rescues attending The Kennel Club stand
We have three breed rescue organisations each day eager to meet and educate potential rescue families. The breed rescue is sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance.
Learn more about dog health
Visit the stand to have your questions answered on breeding for health or learn about health considerations you need to be aware of when buying a puppy. The team can advise on the health schemes and screening that should be in place for their parents. The team will support you if you are considering breeding and will be able to offer advice on The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for CKCS, The Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading Scheme and The Kennel Club IVDD scheme. You will also be able to purchase DNA testing packages on the stand from The Kennel Club DNA testing service. Staff from the British Veterinary Association will be in attendance to answer queries breeders or owners have relating to The Kennel Club/BVA Canine Health Schemes.
Kennel Club Assured Breeders
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme recognises its members for good breeding practice and aims to work with breeders and puppy buyers alike to force irresponsible breeders out of business. The scheme is open to breeders who agree to abide by a standard of good breeding practice including health testing and a premises assessment visit. Members are recognised for their commitment to breeding for health and welfare through a range of benefits, including free Find a Puppy listings and other services, as well as discounted registration fees. Visit our team at the show and learn more about the benefits of being part of this growing community – we have lots of information and an exclusive voucher booklet for all new joiners and existing members. Join today on the stand with no joining fee.
Kennel Club registration services
As always, The Kennel Club registration team will be on hand to help with any registration queries including registering your dog, registering your pedigree dog litter, changing ownership of your dog, overseas registration and Kennel names. Our expert team are available to resolve any queries and provide advise and guidance on our wide range of registrations services.
Good Citizen Dog Training scheme stand and ring
Have you wondered how you teach your dog to do something? Are you looking to speak with an expert about dog training? Maybe you are looking to find a club offering Good Citizen Dog Training scheme awards near you? Or are you a trainer who wants to speak with our experienced dog training team? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then come along to our stand located in hall 3 across all four days at Crufts to speak with us. We have expert dog trainers and behaviourists on hand to help you.
The popular Good Citizen Dog Training scheme display ring is full of fantastic displays across all four days. Featuring a whole spectrum of pet dog training displays and fun competitions including ‘On the Money’ and ‘Tunnel of Temptation’. You will also see live bronze award testing, the finals of the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme Special Pre- Beginner Obedience Stakes and some new dog activities such as Hoopers and Scentwork.
Robert Alleyne, behaviourist will also be hosting displays each day to help owners cure those undesirable dog behaviours. There are a wide variety of breeds showing off their skills and abilities and demonstrating how a dog can turn its paw to many things. To find out more about what is taking place on each day you can look at our ring programme below.
The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme (KCAI scheme)
The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors team will be available to talk to dog training instructors about The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme and becoming a member, as well as, talking to existing scheme members about their ongoing journey to help them progress towards gaining Kennel Club Accredited Instructor status. The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme can also provide support to dog owners on how they can use The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme’s register of Accredited Instructors to find reputable and experienced dog training instructors.
Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Instructor of the Year
We will be celebrating The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Instructor of the Year in the Good Citizen Dog Training ring this year. This prestigious award will be presented on Saturday 11 at 2pm.
Please also come and support the newly awarded Kennel Club Accredited Instructors when they are presented their accreditation certificate by the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Chairman, Paul Rawlings and Vice Chair, Angela White:
- Friday 10 March at 2pm - Kennel Club Accredited Instructors pod on the main Kennel Club stand, Hall 3
- Saturday 11 March at 11am - Kennel Club Accredited Instructors pod on the main Kennel Club stand, Hall 3
- Sunday 12 March at 11am - Kennel Club Accredited Instructors pod on the main Kennel Club stand, Hall 3
Our team will be available to provide advice to breeders and owners about microchipping. Petlog is the UK’s largest database of microchipped pets and will be on hand to support any microchip database enquiries.
Dog activities/publications stand and Display Ring
However much fun it is just sharing your home with your dog, going for ‘walkies’ and visiting the park, why not try something new to help you and your dog to enjoy each other’s company, bond more closely and get more exercise.
At the dog activities stand in Hall 3, our experts can help you decide on the right activity. You’re bound to find something to suit you and your dog’s personality from one of the exciting activities that are on offer: Agility, Obedience, Heelwork to Music, Gundog work, Ringcraft, Working Trials, Bloodhound Trials and Rally. If you’re already involved in one of the activities, the dog activities stand will also be selling all Kennel Club publications. Purchase your publications at Crufts to save on postage.
The dog activities display ring will be hosting educational and entertaining displays throughout the day as trainers and handlers demonstrate training methods for each activity. Out of the ring, this body of experts and their dogs will be available to chat and answer questions throughout the duration of the event.
Bark and Read
Did you know that dogs love reading too? That’s what Bark and Read is all about – helping children and young people to learn to love reading with the support of these amazing doggy companions.
Bark and Read, supported by The Kennel Club Educational Trust, works with partners around the country to bring specially trained and assessed support dogs to schools and libraries. Our partners are all established dog-assisted therapy charities with years of experience on how to make this a safe and enjoyable activity for dogs and people alike. Dog-assisted reading therapy helps to nurture enthusiasm for reading and provides children and young people with the confidence needed to read aloud, take part in school and enjoy the experience of reading.
Visit our Bark and Read corner on The Kennel Club stand to meet our wonderful dog and handler teams.
Young Kennel Club stand and ring
We are the UK's biggest kids club for dog lovers aged 6 to 24 years. We provide competitions, dog training and fun activities for you and your dog to enjoy all year round. If you are looking to sign up, then come and visit us at Crufts to find out more. You can find our ring programme below: