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

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

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    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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List of Breeds

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

IKC Judges Directory

Information, news and events for IKC competition judges.

Application forms

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

Register a Dog

The Irish Kennel Club promotes the responsible ownership and breeding of dogs throughout Ireland.

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!


Dog Shows


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


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 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 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


November 27, 2015


Judges for the following shows are judging within their qualifications   Portadown Canine Club All Breed Championship 16th April 2016...

November 27, 2015

Training Classes

The Training Classes at the National Show Centre will close for the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday 8th December and re...

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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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Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday Evening and Sunday Morning

Dog Training Classes