• 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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COVID-19 Statement from IKC President

A statement from IKC President Mr. Sean Delmar - IKC members COVID-19 Action Group...
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COVID-19 Update from The Irish Kennel Club

The Irish Kennel Club continues to play its part in re-acting to the national emergency caused by Covid-19...
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Arrangements for COVID-19

In support of the National effort for the containment of risks surrounding the Covid-19 Virus, the IKC...
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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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GAIN Pet Nutrition is the pet feed brand of Glanbia and proud partner of the IKC.

We specialise in premium food for dogs, providing a total nutritional solution for all dog owners.

IKC are happy to announce the GAIN Calendar Competition for 2021. Please see here for details of how to enter. We very much look forward to seeing your images.

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Attention Breeders

Please send your form for GAIN Puppy Pack directly by post, email or screen shot to: Carl Bowe, Fast Pick N Pack, 12 Ard Na Groi, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Email: carlbowe67@gmail.com
Phone: 085 7612329

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.


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.


List of Breeds

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


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.

Microchip Database Login

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


October 22, 2020

Covid-19 Notice

We are happy to report that the Irish Kennel Club will remain open for business over the next 6 weeks,...

October 20, 2020

Affiliation 2021 Reminder – Attention Secretaries

ONLY 10 DAYS REMAINING To Return Your 2021 Affiliation Application Applications Should Be Returned To The Offices Of The Irish...

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An Ard Chomhairle

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



Show Dates

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday Evening and Sunday Morning

Dog Training Classes