Irish Kennel Club

The Irish Kennel Club is recognised worldwide as the official authority for the registration of Pedigree Dogs in Ireland.  Its Microchip Data Base is recognised by the Irish Government and is part of EUROPETNET, used for locating dogs worldwide.  By organising Exhibitions, Obedience Training and Trials, Agility Contests, Field Trials and many other activities the IKC endeavours to promote all that is positive about dogs.

The Irish Kennel Club’s main aim is the promotion, protection and development of all dogs, with particular emphasis on pure bred Pedigree dogs regarding function, health and the value that dogs bring to Society.  These have led us to develop strong links with Animal Welfare Organisations, Veterinary Associations, Canine Assistance Organisations and Government Depts. We have a ‘Code of Conduct’ for our members who are breeding dogs which has the health and the welfare of the dogs as a priority.

Below you will find links to our website www.ikc.ie which will give information and direction for those considering dog ownership.

Irish Kennel Club

Dog Ownership (Main Page)
https://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/

https://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/
Overview of Dog Ownershiphttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/overview-of-dog-ownership/
Choosing the Right Doghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/
Living with A Doghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/living-with-a-dog/
Cost of Dog Ownershiphttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/cost-of-dog-ownership/
Why Register My Doghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/why-register-my-dog/
Legal Requirementshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/legal-requirements/
How to buy a puppyhttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/how-to-buy-a-puppy/
Microchippinghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/how-to-buy-a-puppy/microchipping/
Licenced Implantershttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/how-to-buy-a-puppy/microchipping/approved-implanters/
Transfer of Ownershiphttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/choosing-the-right-dog/how-to-buy-a-puppy/transfer-of-ownership/
Types of Dogshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/
Breedshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/
Native Breeds of Irelandhttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/breeds/native-breeds-of-ireland/
FCI Groupshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/fci-groups/
Non-pedigree Dogshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/types-of-dog/non-pedigree-dogs/
Traininghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/training/
Dog Training Classeshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/training/upcoming-training-events/
Good Citizen dog schemehttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/training/good-citizen-dog-scheme/
Breed & Society Contactshttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/breed-and-society-contacts/
Find A Lost Doghttps://www.ikc.ie/dog-ownership/find-a-lost-dog/