Irish Red and White Setters
Kennel Club's eventful International Agility Festival 2019 draws to a close
11:08am on Wednesday 21st August 2019
Last weekend saw the Kennel Club International Agility Festival take place, with over 3,100 dogs and their handlers from all over the world competing in the event, held at Rockingham Castle.

Two novice judges join JCF review panel
2:22pm on Friday 9th August 2019
The Kennel Club’s recent appeal for a novice judge to serve on the panel formed to carry out a review of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) has resulted in such an overwhelming number of CVs submitted that not one but two delegates have been appointed, the Kennel Club has announced.

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival Updates
9:19am on Friday 9th August 2019
Due to safety reasons, caused by the recent spell of bad weather, the event is cancelled today. If you are here for the Olympia qualifiers please do not leave the venue yet, we will be putting out further announcements shortly.

New DNA testing schemes for the English Setter
4:22pm on Wednesday 7th August 2019
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-rcd4) and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the English Setter following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.

Calling all Oxfordshire crossbreeds to compete for the chance to qualify for Crufts 2020
2:30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
Scruffts, the competition that gives crossbreed dogs the opportunity to compete in the main arena at Crufts, is looking for local top dogs as it comes to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 3rd and 4th August 2019.

Five is the lucky number for Agility Team GB following impressive performances at European Open Championships
5:00pm on Monday 29th July 2019
The Kennel Club would like to congratulate Agility Team GB for their performances at the European Open Agility Championships in Arnhem, The Netherlands over the weekend (25th-28th July).

Judging arrangements during JCF review
4:53pm on Monday 29th July 2019
The way in which judging appointments are dealt with for breed shows as of 2020 has had to be modified in view of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) having been put on hold while a review is carried out, the Kennel Club has announced.

New all-in-one test for multiple genetic disorders launched by the Kennel Club and Weatherbys
4:53pm on Friday 26th July 2019
The Kennel Club and Weatherbys are pleased to announce they have partnered to provide a simplified process for canine genetic heath testing which will benefit both dog breeders and owners, helping to eradicate some of the most concerning genetic disorders facing certain breeds.

JCF review panel members confirmed
3:46pm on Friday 26th July 2019
The 14 judges so far invited to serve on the panel formed to carry out a review of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) have all accepted their invitation, the Kennel Club has confirmed.

Importance of checking eligibility before entering a show
10:11am on Thursday 25th July 2019
Following a series of recent disqualifications from awards, which are disappointing for everyone concerned, the Kennel Club would like to remind exhibitors of the importance of checking their dog’s eligibility for classes before submitting an entry for a show.