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KCJO is to become the YKC!

The Kennel Club is pleased to announce that as from Crufts 2002 next March, the Kennel Club Junior Organisation (KCJO) will become the Young Kennel Club (YKC). The primary reason for this change is due to the many developments that have taken place in the world of dogs over the last five years and the Kennel Club's intention to keep up with these changes.

From March, young members will continue to enjoy the many benefits on offer to them at present and will be able to enjoy even more activities. The new Club will profit from the knowledge and commitment of canine activity co-ordinators who will organise activities and social events on a national basis whilst being ably assisted by Kennel Club registered and listed clubs.

It is envisaged that the opportunities for young people to compete and develop in the world of dogs will be increased. The Kennel Club is only too aware that the young canine enthusiasts of today will be the experts of tomorrow.


Said Chairman of the YKC Eric Smethurst, "We are all very excited about the new changes and launch of the YKC at Crufts. An important aim of the new Club will be to be forward thinking and looking to protect the interests of both the members and their dogs for the future. The Kennel Club is taking this initiative and the benefits that these young people bring to the world of dogs very seriously. However, it is also the YKC's intention to ensure that the members have a thoroughly enjoyable and fun time, whilst learning much more about the world of dogs!"

More information about the YKC will become available in the New Year. If members have any questions about their new Club, please telephone or e-mail the YKC Office on 020 7518 1030, after 2 January 2002.

See Just Juniors for more on these exciting changes.