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Why join the Young Kennel Club?

You get a year full of canine adventures when you join our club, helping you learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends through our programme of dog activities in the UK.

Join the UK's BIGGEST club for young dog lovers!

We’re the UK's biggest kids club uniting all dog lovers aged 6 to 24 through competitions, dog training and fun activities with your dog.

Members receive FREE tickets for Crufts and Discover Dogs, access to our dog training days, entry to our great competitions and events, so there are always opportunities to make new friends - furry or not!

Join or renew your membership now!

Learn with the best

When it comes to learning whilst having fun, you’ve come to the right place. You and your dog will get the best training there is, with Kennel Club experts teaching:

Our senior members are also there to help whenever you need. They've often been with us since they were very young, so they're the best people to lead our activities. If you would like to volunteer with us, then simply click here.

Get involved!

Lots of our members take part in Crufts each year, in a variety of dog activities. Some of our members have even taken their passion for dogs to the screen, like Ashleigh & Pudsey who went on to win Britain’s Got Talent! But it's not all fame and competition - far from that. Our proudest achievement is that we've brought together a community of young dog lovers. And we want you to be a part of it for only £15 for the whole year! 

Do you have any brothers or sisters who might like to join too?

With every sibling that joins, the membership gets cheaper and cheaper!

 Join the Young Kennel Club Now

What’s in it for you?

  • Fetch Magazine – our membership magazine delivered direct to your door, three times a year, including fantastic information from the YKC and the dog world, competitions and giveaways, member’s photos and much more!
  • Making new friends - furry and human!
  • The chance to qualify for the big YKC ring at Crufts
  • Crufts qualifiers throughout the year
  • Special events, dog training days and weekends for you and your dog
  • Exclusive offers and competitions
  • FREE Crufts and Discover Dogs tickets every year!
  • Sponsored youth development programmes
  • Worldwide finals
  • Monthly e newsletter
  • Opportunity to take part in work experience at the Kennel Club and volunteering with the Young Kennel Club
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • And much more!

What our members say

“Being a YKC member is one of the best choices I have ever made. I have been a member since I was 7 years old. I have been taught so many different things with my dog but also social skills as well!"

Nicola Sturrock

"I think it's great for kids to join the 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 written in a way that makes it fun and easily understood. They have been given opportunities to help them to develop great social skills and fabulous sportsmanship. Their confidence has grown and they are all outgoing, polite, independent and sociable young people."

Ellen Barraclough (parent)