Welcome to the Young Kennel Club

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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

YKC Crufts 2015 Ring Programme

The Young Kennel Club Crufts 2015 ring programme is now available to download, get your copy here. With nearly 28,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying the thrills and excitement of Best in Show with their owners, there’s no better place than Crufts to experience and learn about the wonderful world of dogs. If you are competing, your invites will be sent out in December.

Youth Development Course offered to members

The Young Kennel Club are offering our senior members the fantastic opportunity to attend the Outward Bound development course. A life changing course to encourage the future of the dog world to help at our events. Successful candidates aged over 18 years will be will be given the opportunity to take part in a huge range of team building and leadership activities Apply Today

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