At the heart of this campaign is the belief that every dog, even if its function is solely to be a pet, should be able to see, breathe and walk freely.
The Kennel Club has been working over the past twenty years to improve breed health and welfare and the Fit For Function: Fit For Life campaign keeps this at the top of our agenda... read more
19/12/2011 - Fit For Function - Woody the Basenji
It is set to be a very merry Christmas this year for one young dog from Leeds, who recently received an early Christmas present in the form of a top award at one of the UK’s biggest Championship dog shows.
14/12/2011 - Fit For Function - Niko the Pug
Tyne and Wear has a new star athlete on its hands – in the form of a three year old Pug called Niko.
10/02/2011 - Double Champion Buck is Fit For Function
It was a double celebration last week for Susanne Jaffa, as her four year old Australian Shepherd, Amberslade Buckaneer – ‘Buck’ to his friends – became both Working Trials and Obedience Champion.
11/01/2011 - Merle Bull Terriers
At the request of the Bull Terrier Breed Clubs, the Kennel Club has agreed that it will no longer accept the registration of any merle Bull Terrier puppies produced from matings which take place on or after 1st March 2011.
06/01/2011 - No Crufts Champions in high profile breeds at Crufts 2012 unless vets give a clean bill of health
The Kennel Club has announced that all dogs of the fifteen high profile breeds which win Best of Breed at Crufts 2012 and at all Kennel Club licensed General and Group Championship Shows after that, will need to be given a clean bill of health by the show veterinary surgeon before their Best of Breed awards are confirmed and before they are allowed to continue to compete in the final stages of the show involved. This requirement is designed to improve canine health and protect the sport of dog showing.