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Information for parents

Over the years the Young Kennel Club have seen many families who have had more than one family member benefit from being a YKC member. Some families have generations who have been members of the Club, whilst others currently have more than one child on board! The members themselves often tell us how much they love being a part of the YKC, as do the parents

"Joining the YKC is the start of an adventure for both the kids and their dogs. It is a fantastic opportunity to enhance their bond through many different forms of interaction. The competitions, training and advice available through the YKC is second to none, and when they appear in the YKC ring at Crufts it is the pinnacle of achievement. "

Phil Lloyd (father of Amy Lloyd, YKC member for 4 years)

“I think it's great for kids to join YKC as it gives them a wider education and the opportunity to learn more about subjects that interest them. They read independently through the 'Fetch' magazine, the articles are filled with facts yet written in a way that makes it fun and easily understood. They have been given opportunities to compete against their peers, helping them to develop great social skills alongside fabulous sportsmanship. Their confidence has grown and they are all outgoing, polite, independent and sociable young people.”

Ellen Barraclough (mother of Madison, Neve and Xander Barraclough, YKC members for 5, 3 and 2 years respectively)

Join the Young Kennel Club

Membership Offer

Did you know that the Young kennel Club offers a membership discount for each sibling that joins the Club? If you have more than one child that would thrive off of being a member of the UK’s largest club for young dog lovers, then benefit from our sibling discount when you join here.


Please be advised that Young Kennel Club members may be photographed or filmed at events, either individually or in a group and that these images may be used for Kennel Club purposes only. To opt out of any images of yourself or your child being used from Young Kennel Club activities or events you can email us.

Cancellation Policy

We recognise that on some occasions, members will book onto events and subsequently find that they are unable to attend. In these situations we ask that you notify us of the need to cancel as soon as possible. Similarly we will, on occasion, find it necessary to cancel an event. When this need arises we are committed to taking positive steps to alert you to the cancellation as soon as possible. For further information, click here.

Child Protection policy

The Kennel Club has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in its licensed activities from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. The Kennel Club will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Kennel Club. Read more.