Young Kennel Club Kids' Zone

YKC at Crufts 2013

Jump up and join in the fun with the Young Kennel Club…..

Everybody knows that Crufts is all about the crème de la crème of competing, jumping obstacles at remarkable speeds and generally looking fantastic in the ring.  But where does a young person full of enthusiasm and their four legged friend go to learn the basics?

With twenty five years experience and thousands of members to testify all about the fun and games on offer, the Young Kennel Club is undoubtedly the best place to start so maybe you or somebody in your family would like to come and join in the fun?  The choice of activities on offer, whatever your age and whatever your interest, just keeps getting bigger and better each year and the more involved you become the more fun both of you will have.

Our stand and ring offer the chance for young people at the show – from children right through to young adults – to join in.  Packed full of displays, competitions and interactive fun for young people it is the place to come if you are looking to try something new and ‘have a go’ whilst at the show.

Join Today

If you know someone aged 6-24 years then the Young Kennel Club is an ideal place to make new friends, develop your love of dogs and acquire new skills.  The annual membership fee for the Young Kennel Club is just £15 (Crufts show offer of just £12 for the year) for which you will receive the following and much, much more:

  • Members pack, badge, card and free gift.join young kennel club - young dog owners
  • Poster and fun dog stickers
  • Quarterly magazine – packed with information, members' articles and competitions.
  • Free entry to Crufts and Discover Dogs.
  • Information about local dog training clubs.
  • Opportunities to try out different disciplines at YKC training days and annual training camp.
  • Many opportunities to take part in competitions.
  • A YKC member only ring at Crufts, where members qualify and compete at the highest level.

YKC Agility at Crufts 2009

Want to know more?

Go online at and find out more about us.
Call us on 020 7518 1030 and our team will be happy to answer all your questions.

Don’t forget to visit us at the show….

Make sure that you bring any youngsters along to see us at the show as we have our very own stand and ring, jam packed with competitions and displays over all four days.  If you are new to the club, this is the perfect opportunity to come along and find out first hand from members about the activities you can become involved with and, if you are an old hand, the show is the ideal occasion to catch up with your friends.