After successful trials at Crufts, the Kennel Club is set to launch MyKC to help puppy seekers, dogs owners and breeders find and store information about their dogs.
The Kennel Club (KC) has launched a new service to offer support to puppy seekers, dog owners and breeders.
MyKC provides exclusive access to official KC records through members’ own personalised homepages as well as unique tools to keep information about their dogs all in one place.
Prior to its official launch, around 500 demonstrations of MyKC were delivered during Crufts and the feedback received was positive.
The new initiative will enable people to find their perfect puppy, keep a personalised online planner for the life of their dog and see its history and heritage come to life.
The KC’s extensive pedigree database is available to view for any registered dog, and owners can look up the registration details throughout their dog’s heritage, such as the parents and siblings.
Breeders can see details of their current dogs and their breeding and add notes to dogs now living with their new owners, helping breeders and owners to stay in touch.
MyKC will also be linked to the KC’s online Mate Select service, so health test results and important information about genetic diversity that the KC records for all registered dogs can be viewed, in order to improve dog health and awareness.
The service will be formally launched by the KC shortly, and those who subscribe to the free service will also get special offers on dog products and services.
There are further features for breeders, as litters can be registered online quickly and easily and members of the KC Assured Breeder Scheme will receive a “digital badge” for their own website, enabling prospective puppy buyers to verify that they are an official member of the scheme.
Assured Breeders using the service can also view their accolades and keep up to date with the latest breed specific requirements and recommendations for their breed.
Caroline Kisko, KC Secretary, said: “MyKC is something we have been planning for years and so it is fantastic to receive such great feedback from everyone. The service will help puppy seekers to find puppies from responsible breeders, and allow new puppy owners to enjoy life with their dog to the full.
“The search engine of dog friendly places and the personalised dog planner will help to ensure your dog’s social and day-to-day life are organised, and the programme makes full use of the KC’s extensive pedigree records and health data, so people can see exactly where their dog came from.
“The service will also help breeders to keep a full record about the dogs that they have bred and keep details of any titles that their dogs achieve for any breed, agility or field trial activity.”