THE KENNEL CLUB - REGISTRATION
Kennel Club Dog Registration
The Kennel Club is dedicated to canine well-being and registers over 200,000 pedigree dogs every year. This knowledge helps to maintain the integrity and health of pedigree breeds.
Crossbreeds are also eligible for registration under the Activity Register and with the Companion Dog Register.
Here are the various dog registers and the benefits of joining:
Breed Register (pedigree)
Activity Register (pedigree and crossbreed)
Companion Dog Register (pedigree and crossbreed)
Petlog Registration (pedigree and crossbreed)
The Kennel Club's Dog registration system is a simple record of a puppy's birth. It is open to pedigree breeds which are currently recognised by the Kennel Club and provided both parents are of the same breed and already registered. Find out if your dog breed is listed at our Breed Information Centre.
• Owners know a KC registered pedigree dog will display the characteristics of the breed, in both looks and temperament.
• You can purchase a pedigree certificate for your dog- a unique record detailing your dogs family tree.
• You can take part in many dog shows and dog events throughout the country.
• Registering with the Kennel Club allows owners to show and breed from their dogs.
It is vital that owners register dogs in their own name as soon as possible so that the correct details are stored on the Kennel Club database and to be able to show or breed from your dog.
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/1762
How do I know if my dog is registered with the Kennel Club?
It is the breeder's responsibility to apply and register / name the puppies in the litter. Individual Registration Information Documents are issued to the breeder, pictured right, normally within 14 days of the application being submitted.
When you purchase a dog which is advertised as Kennel Club registered, you should receive the Registration Information Document from the breeder, complete with the breeders signature and dated.
The Registration Information Document is A3 and will have the Kennel Club logo including the puppy’s details that are registered with the Kennel Club.
If your document does not have the Kennel Club logo then the dog is not Kennel Club registered.
It is then your responsibility to change the ownership of the dog from the breeder's ownership to your ownership.
Why should I change the ownership of my dog?
By changing the registered ownership of your dog you are showing an official commitment to your dogs well-being and preserving the pedigree line of your dog with the Kennel Club. It is vital that you transfer the ownership as soon as possible so that the correct information is recorded on the Kennel Club database.
Additionally in order to show or breed from your dog, it must be registered with the Kennel Club in your name.
By changing ownership you will receive:
• An official personalised Kennel Club Owner Registration Owner Certificate
• A FREE puppy handbook – an invaluable guide to bringing up and caring for your puppy
• FREE invaluable advice and support throughout the life of your dog
• Opportunity to show and breed from your dog and maintain the pedigree line
• 50% discount for the first 2 months when you insure your puppy on the NEW Kennel Club Healthcare Plan
Your registration fee helps support the Kennel Club Charitable Trust – making a difference for all dogs by funding a range of projects from science grants to welfare initiatives, all of which are giving dogs happier healthier lives.
How do I change the registered ownership of my dog?
The application to change the registered ownership can either be posted to us by completing the reverse of the application form, or can be completed online.
If you have any questions on changing ownership please contact us on 0844 4633 980
How much does it cost to change the ownership of my dog?
There is a one off fee of £15
What is the Enhanced Five Generation pedigree and Breed Record Supplement?
We offer additional items you can purchase during the transfer process these are-
• Enhanced Five Generation pedigree – This is an A3 size pedigree certificate providing five generations of your dogs history. If any dogs are champions in the pedigree they will be printed in red text.
• Breed Record Supplement - The Kennel Club Breed Records Supplement (to the Stud Book) is a quarterly publication where all registration related applications are shown. This includes litters, transfer or ownership, change of name, exported and imported dogs, health results and many other Kennel Club related transactions. These are listed per breed and published per breed group. All applications entered on our database within each quarter make up each edition.
The breeder has not provided the dogs Registration Information Document, do I need this?
It is important to obtain the dogs Registration Information Document before you bring the puppy home. If the document is not available, ensure that you receive an undertaking in writing that this will be sent to you when received from the Kennel Club.
Once the breeder has provided your Registration Information Document you can apply to change the registered ownership of your dog.
My dog has paperwork from Dog Lovers, Kennel Registration or another registry. Can I register my dog with the Kennel Club?
Yes, you can register your dog with the Kennel Club on either the Activity or Companion Dog Club registers. We would be unable to register any pedigree of your dog.
If you wish your dog to be on the Breed register, you would need to discuss with the breeder as they are the only person who can apply for this, and both parents would need to be registered on the Breed Register.
My dog has no registration papers but is a pedigree dog. Can I register my dog with the Kennel Club?Yes, you can register your dog with the Kennel Club on either the
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Companion Dog Club Register. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/companiondogclub
We would be unable to register any pedigree of your dog. If you wish your dog to be on the Breed register, you would need to discuss with the breeder as they are the only person who can apply for this, and both parents would need to be registered on the Breed Register.