The Kennel Club

The Kennel Club ("KC") is a kennel club based in London, England. It is the oldest of the world’s all-breed kennel clubs and one of the most prestigious. It is also the largest in the United Kingdom. It was the first official registry of purebred dogs in the world, and its annual registrations in the early 2000s average 280,000. The club was founded on the 4 April, 1873.

The Club’s signature event is the prestigious and world-famous Crufts dog conformation show, held annually since 1948, which attracts competitors from all over the world. It also holds the much-smaller Scruffts for crossbreed dogs and the dog event Discover Dogs.

The Kennel Club's primary objective is "to promote in every way the general improvement of dogs". It is able to offer dog owners an unparalleled source of information, experience and advice on dog welfare, health, training and breeding.

Recognised breeds

The Kennel Club divides dogs into 7 groups:

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A kennel club (known as a kennel council or canine council in some countries) is an organization for canine affairs that concerns itself with the breeding, showing and promotion of more than one breed of dog.
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Motto
Dieu et mon droit   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the Queen".
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Motto
"Dieu et mon droit" [2]   (French)
"God and my right"
Anthem
"God Save the Queen" [3]
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Registry may refer to:

In animal breeding:
  • Breed registry, a record of the ancestry and ownership of purebred animals
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In computing:

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Purebreds, also called purebreeds, are cultivated varieties or cultivars of an animal species, achieved through the process of selective breeding. When the lineage of a purebred animal is recorded, that animal is said to be pedigreed.
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C. l. familiaris

Trinomial name
Canis lupus familiaris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora.
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Crufts is an annual international Championship conformation show for dogs organised and hosted by the Kennel Club (UK), currently held every March at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England.
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In a conformation show, judges familiar with specific dog breeds evaluate individual dogs for how well they conform to published breed standards. Conformation shows are also referred to as dog shows or breed shows.
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Scruffts is a competition, similar to that of a conformation show for purebred dogs, where crossbreed dogs of any parentage are allowed to compete. It is hosted by The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom and is named after its world-famous annual show, Crufts.
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The Kennel Club ("KC") is a kennel club based in London, England. It is the oldest of the world’s all-breed kennel clubs and one of the most prestigious. It is also the largest in the United Kingdom.
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hound is a type of dog that assists hunters by tracking or chasing the animal being hunted. Its abilities can be contrasted with gun dogs, which assist hunters by identifying the location of prey or retrievers which recover shot quarry.
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A working dog refers to a canine working animal, i.e. a dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin.
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The terrier is a group of dog breeds initially bred for hunting and killing vermin.
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Gun dogs, also called bird dogs, are a category of dog breeds developed to assist hunters to find and retrieve game, usually birds. Gundogs are divided into three primary classes: Retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds.
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A pastoral breed is any dog breed bred to work livestock. These consist of various types:
  • Herding dogs, such as the swift, handler-dependent dogs such as the Border Collie or the Belgian Shepherd

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toy dog is a very small dog kept as a pet, as compared to a very small working dog, although both pet and working dogs can be very small. When an all-breed association or kennel club divides dog breeds into groups for purposes of competition, the Toy Group
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