• Dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs.

  • Advancing the health, breeding and sport of purebred dog ownership.

  • Always there to provide knowledge and expertise on canine matters.

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The Irish Kennel Club

Dedicated to Dogs

Our mission is to advance the health, breeding and sport of purebred dogs and promote responsible dog ownership. The Irish Kennel Club is always there when you need us providing knowledge and expertise on canine matters.

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Find Your Perfect Breed

Need help finding the perfect breed of dog for you? Answer a few questions about you and your lifestyle to find the breed best suited to you! Before buying any dog please refer to our How To Buy A Puppy section as both the purchaser and the breeder have responsibilities, some of which are a legal requirement.

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Interested In Buying A Pedigree Dog?

Look no further than Puppy Zone for micro-chipped pedigree dogs, registered with the IKC, available from IKC members. Before buying you are advised to refer to our How To Buy A Puppy section as both the purchaser and the breeder have responsibilities, some of which are a legal requirement. The IKC does not guarantee any dog showcased in Puppy Zone.

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List of Breeds

Browse and search for dogs from the available list of breeds.

IKC SHOWS, JUDGES & AWARDS

Information on IKC Shows, Judges and Green Stars.

Application forms

Register your dog(s) with the Irish Kennel Club. Register a litter of puppies, a dog or an overseas dog.

Microchipping Information

View the list of IKC Licenced Implanters.

IKC Microchip Database

Visit the IKC Microchip Database website for information on lost dogs.

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Dog Shows

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Dog Shows are an exciting way to meet other dog owners, to socialise your pet, and to test his or her abilities if you choose to enter a competitive event.

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Working Trials

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The sport of Working Trials is the canine equivalent of Three Day Eventing. The Nosework –Cross Country, Obedience – Dressage, and Agility – Show Jumping.

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Agility

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Agility is a fast-paced, exciting dog sport with great spectator appeal. It is an excellent test of the partnership between the handler and dog.

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Obedience

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Obedience events exhibit how well a dog, through training and condition, can behave at home, in public and around of other dogs.

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Breed and Society Contacts

Find contact information for various breed clubs and societies around Ireland.

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Latest News

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December 12, 2018

AN ARD CHOMHAIRLE 14TH DECEMBER 2018

AN ARD CHOMHAIRLE 14TH DECEMBER 2018   Judges for the following shows are judging within their qualifications Irish Kennel Club...

October 19, 2018

Irish Kennel Club is recruiting for the position of Secretary

Due to the scheduled retirement of Mrs Marion Campbell in the first quarter of 2019, the Board are recruiting a...

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An Ard Chomhairle

An Ard Chomhairle representative members can log in to view information about An Ard Chomhairle.

 

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Show Dates

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday Evening and Sunday Morning

Dog Training Classes