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Pilot online litter registrations scheme
positive feedback received – more participants required

Earlier this year the Kennel Club launched a pilot scheme to register litters online and contacted Kennel Name holders to participate. The feedback received has been extremely positive and the Kennel Club has taken the opportunity to publish some of the responses, in the hope that more breeders will be encouraged to take part and use the system.

On completion of their applications, users were asked to take a few moments to complete a questionnaire so that the KC could consider their comments and feedback. The participants were also asked to ‘score’ the new scheme. Out of a top score of 5, the overall average given by the users for the increased benefits of the new system for registration was 4.73.

Testimonials from users included:

Mrs Dinsdale: "It was brilliant - fast, efficient and easy. It was really good to be able to choose names and know straight away if they were not allowed. It was also great to see the dogs that are still registered in my name (quite a shock too). I will always use this."

Mrs Speich: "Speed and being able to do it at the time I thought of it was very important. I have a habit of putting off sending forms because the time is not convenient and then forgetting to do it until the pups are ready to go!"

Mrs Fieldsend: "This is great! I can now do my registrations in the comfort of my own home and as I live in the country I don't need to go out to post the document. I love this system, well done."

The primary aims of the online scheme were to provide breeders with more control of their litter registrations, to offer a quicker and more user-friendly service with the distinct benefit of many options being provided when naming puppies and getting the registration correct before it is received for processing. The Kennel Club is of course delighted with this positive feedback as it meets these initial aims and, is therefore confident with the on-going progress of the pilot scheme.

Rosemary Smart, Chief Executive of the Kennel Club said, "We’ve had excellent feedback through the questionnaire 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 benefit from their feedback in this multi-phased project and 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 (www.the-kennel-club.org.uk) or can be requested by calling 0870-6066750.

News and updates on the development of this system will be posted on the Kennel Club website in due course.