Members of The Kennel Club (KC) Assured Breeders scheme will receive a discount on the cost of registering their puppies in appreciation of their loyalty for the scheme that promotes and encourages responsible breeding and puppy buying.

KC members voted for a decrease from £15 to £14 at the annual meeting held yesterday (May 14, 2014).

The approved motion also proposed a £1 increase in the fee to register puppies outside of the Assured Breeder Scheme from £15 to £16, to cover the increased costs in postage and administration.

Caroline Kisko
, KC secretary, said: “The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme is central to our objective of improving the standard of breeding and helping puppy buyers to more easily identify and find those breeders.

“We thank members of the scheme for their continued loyalty and support, and the decrease in the cost of registering a puppy is just one of the many incentives we offer them. We hope more responsible breeders will unite under the scheme’s banner.”

Members also voted for the reinstatement of the Kennel Gazette, which was replaced by the Kennel Club Journal at the beginning of the year. The general committee will discuss the future direction of a revived Kennel Gazette at it’s next meeting.

A decision to amend fees for heelwork to music (pictured above) licences was also made, so fees are in line with other listed status shows for agility and rally. A licence for a Premier Heelwork to Music show will cost £45, while licences for open shows will cost £35 for registered societies and £60 for listed status organisations.

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