• 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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Irish Kennel Club - Notification of Temporary Office Closure

The offices of the Irish Kennel Club will be closed on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November.

In addition the Show Department will be closed on Monday 20th November.

These arrangements are to facilitate replacement of the windows.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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 Pet-Data

Visit the IKC Pet-Data 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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November 6, 2017

No training classes in the National Show Centre Tuesday 7th November

There will be no training classes in the National Show Centre, Swords, tomorrow night Tuesday 7th November....

November 1, 2017

AN ARD CHOMHAIRLE 3RD NOVEMBER 2017

AN ARD CHOMHAIRLE 3RD NOVEMBER 2017 Change of Judge All Ireland Bull Breeds Association All Breed Ch 30/10/2017 Mr J...

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Show Dates

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday Evening and Sunday Morning

Dog Training Classes