The Kennel Club has been honoured with royal patronage since its inception in 1873, when the then Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, became its Patron. When Edward became King Edward VII in 1901, he began the tradition of the head of the monarchy taking on the role of Patron for The Kennel Club ever since.

Tony Allcock OBE, Kennel Club Chairman, commented: “We are delighted and most honoured that His Majesty the King will continue the tradition of royal support for The Kennel Club and help us in our mission in making a positive difference for dogs and their owners. As his mother before him, The King’s passion and affection for dogs is clear for all to see and his support for our organisation’s work is greatly appreciated.”


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