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The Young Kennel Club is the club for kids who love dogs, helping children learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends. We welcome ANYONE between the ages of 6 years right up to 24 years! So for JUST £15 you can get a year FULL of canine adventures when you join our club. Whether you own a pedigree, crossbreed or just LOVE dogs!

Latest YKC news

Your Chance To Nominate An Outstanding Young Person For A Major Crufts Award

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) is asking for help in finding the next winner of its Shaun McAlpine Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award, which will be awarded at the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts 2015.
The award acknowledges and highlights the positive contribution that Young Kennel Club members make to the world of dogs.  It is given to young people from the age of 6 to 24 and is based on public nominations.

How To Keep Your Dog Safe At Halloween

Make Halloween A Treat Not Trick For Your Dog
The UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, the Kennel Club, is calling for the owners of Britain’s 9 million dogs to keep their dogs safe this Halloween by following a few simple steps.
Halloween poses a number of health and welfare risks to dogs, from eating foods that can be toxic to man’s best friend, such as chocolate and some sweets, to being scared by trick or treaters and children in costumes.
Taking a few simple precautions can ensure that Halloween is a happy and healthy time for dogs:

Confirmed Dates And Venue For Summer Camp 2015 & 2016

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the latest dates for YKC Summer Camp, a great way for children to keep active, have fun, make new friends and take part in a wide range of dog training and social events.
Open exclusively to YKC members aged from 6 to 15 years, the camp attracts around 100 young people from around the country each year. In 2015 and 2016, YKC Summer Camp will be taking place at Askham Bryan College in York. The dates have been confirmed as below:
•         2015 - Saturday 1 August – Friday 7 August 2015
•         2016 - Saturday 30 July – Friday 5 August 2016

YKC Art Competition Returns In Time For Crufts

Talented Young Kennel Club members can combine their love of dogs with their passion for art as the annual Young Kennel Club Art Competition returns for the seventh year.
This year, whether their dogs are great companions, love to run and chase or work hard, YKC members will need to create a piece of artwork that reflects their dog’s personality or breed as the theme is ‘What was your dog born to do?’.
The competition has three age categories: 6-11 years, 12-16 years and 17-24 years. The entries in each category will be judged by a Young Kennel Club Panel and the winning pictures will be exhibited at Crufts 2015. Winners will also receive prize money and art supplies to help them develop their passion, and one overall winner will receive a year’s free membership of the Young Kennel Club.

SKC Juniors Handling Training day with Helena Hutchings

NUMBERS RESTRICTED - BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW! SKC Juniors  Handling Training day with Helena Hutchings. A Training Day has been organised for Sunday 30th November 2014 at Ladywood Leisure Centre, Penicuik (www.ladywoodleisurecentre.co.uk) from 10am – 4pm.

This day is primarily aimed at those juniors having qualified for Scottish Junior Handler of the Year & YKC Handling at Crufts 2015, although all juniors wishing to brush up on their handling are very welcome to come along.