Registrations down, transfers up
Registrations have dipped slightly compared to this time last year, despite enquiries for pedigree puppies remaining at a high level on the Kennel Club's Find a Puppy service, the overall volume of dogs registered has fallen again in the second quarter of the year as compared to 2008.
A Kennel Club spokesperson said: ‘This reflects the unsettled financial times in which we live and perhaps indicates a reluctance by breeders to risk having litters during a period of uncertainty. It is, however, encouraging to note that registrations have risen by 4.2% when compared to the first quarter of the year.
‘This increase was experienced despite the Kennel Club suffering a significant problem with its internet service provider for a period of time during May. This led to online registration services being unavailable for several days.
The ratio of transfers to puppies registered also remains higher than normal at 68% despite this online service also being interrupted during this time.
SUMMARY OF REGISTRATIONS FOR ALL GROUPS
|1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||YEAR||1st Qtr||2nd Qtr||3rd Qtr||4th Qtr||YEAR|
|Sporting Breed Total||36,643||41,872||46,873||34,914||160,302||30,236||34,811|
|Non-Sporting Breed Total||29,153||27,039||29,309||25,916||111,417||25,438||23,187|
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