Founded in 1881, The Scottish Kennel Club exists to protect and promote the interests and well-being of dogs in Scotland.

The Scottish Kennel Club is THE place to come for every piece of information you could ever need to do with DOGS.

Ever felt like showing your dog, Training Classes in Scotland will show you a list of Ringcraft classes. There you’ll learn how to look after, groom and handle your dog and your dog will make friends.

The Club runs two Championship Dog Shows every year in May and August. Why not come for a visit and talk to the experienced people in the breeds and see the very best dogs.

Maybe you want classes to teach obedience. Well, clicking Obedience is where you’ll find a list of classes which can help you from puppyhood to champions. You’ll learn how to teach your dog kindly and your dog can learn how to be a Good Citizen as well as finding out what’s on and where.

What about keeping fit with Agility – the dog does the jumps and weaves and tunnels and you do the running. If you click the Agility button, you’ll find pages of classes, forthcoming events and a Beginners’ Guide. Great fun and a great bond with your dog!

The Club also runs Working Trials on separate days where dogs must jump, scent and track. Watch the instincts come to the fore and be dazzled by the dogs’ ability.

To find out all about them go to the pages in this site by clicking on the appropriate button.

The Club also runs Seminars and has two competitions for Top Open Show Dog/Puppy and Top Championship Dog and Top Junior Handler.


The Kennel Club has long recognised the value of a separate organisation in Scotland to license and control dog shows.  Licenses are issued by the Scottish Kennel Club and all matters relating to these shows go through the office in Musselburgh. A list of show dates is prepared each year, and this is available to the public at a cost of £5.00 (free of charge to members).


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At the Scottish Kennel Club your trust is important to us and we are committed to safeguarding your personal data. There are some changes to data protection law, it’s a positive step forward that increases your existing rights to data privacy and security, as well as improving the protection of your personal information, which we take seriously.

We have updated our privacy policy to reflect these positive changes, including how we collect, store and handle your personal data. If you would like to find out more take a look at our Privacy Policy by clicking here.