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Kennel Club register 1000th ‘Internet’ puppy

THE KENNEL Club has reported that over 1,000 puppies have been registered by Internet in just weeks after the launch of its new online registration scheme.

Just two months ago, the Kennel Club launched the pilot scheme to register litters online and contacted Kennel Name holders to participate. Now, only two months later, the 1000th puppy has been registered, and in the last three weeks this has nearly doubled, putting the current total at just under 2000 and rising.

Mr Warren Bradley of Aberdare, Wales, the breeder of the 1000th puppy registered online said: ‘It was easier being able to do it from home, the forms were returned more quickly, and it saved a trip to the post office. The system was really straightforward to use and I will certainly be using the facility again.’

The primary aim of the online scheme is to provide breeders with more control of their litter registrations, offering a quicker and more user-friendly service, with the distinct benefit of providing options early in the naming process of the puppies, thereby getting the registration correct before it is received for processing.

The Kennel Club is ‘delighted’ with all the positive feedback received and is confident that the scheme will go from strength to strength.

Rosemary Smart, Chief Executive of the Kennel Club said, ‘We’ve had excellent feedback and we are delighted with the way the pilot scheme has been received. We would now like more Kennel Name holders with litters to register to take part in the pilot so we can ensure that, as far as possible, we get the scheme absolutely right from the outset.’

Application forms for other Kennel Name holders who wish to participate in the pilot scheme are available to download from the ‘Registration’ section of the Kennel Club website.