Benefits of membership

You will need to be a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club to:

  • Register a dog with the New Zealand Kennel Club
  • Register or renew a Kennel Name
  • Enter a dog at a Championship or Open Show or handle a dog at any Championship or Open Obedience Test or any Agility Event
  • Breed a bitch (the owner of the stud dog does not have to be a member)
  • Be a New Zealand Kennel Club Judge
  • Be a delegate to the Annual Conference
  • Be a member of the Executive Council
  • Hold executive office in any Affiliated or Associated Society

Other Benefits

  • Discounted rates on the Interislander
  • Preferential rates with Initial Hygiene

Note: An individual does not need to be a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club to:

  • Own a dog, including a dog used at stud
  • Handle a dog in the breed show ring (however, owners must be members)
  • Hold a non-executive post in a club.

To be a member of the New Zealand Kennel Club you must also be a member of one of our affiliated, associated or recognised clubs. Contact a club of your interest. Register your interest and let us know what club you have joined when joining the NZKC.

Join the NZKC

Click here to read Rule 4(c)(1) for eligibility.

  • Join the NZKC by joining online. You will be required to make an on-line payment by credit card.
  • If you dont have a credit card you can download the pdf to send in: Click here for Application pdf

  • 1st Member of Household (includes Gazette)$92.60
    2nd Member of Household (no Gazette)*$50.90
    Young Kennel Club Membership (Optional if under 20 years old)$24.50
    Young Kennel Club with Gazette (Optional if under 20 years old)$66.20
    Overseas Resident (must be permanently resident outside of NZ)$50.90
    Overseas Resident with Gazette (must be resident outside of NZ)$200.90

    Overseas residents wishing to join the NZKC can also join on-line.

    If you are permanently resident outside of New Zealand your fee of NZD$40.00 is exempt of GST, you are not required to subscribe to the Gazette and you are not required to be a member of an Affiliated or Associated Club.

    If you are joining the NZKC to enable your dogs to be exhibited in New Zealand by an agent, please supply details of your agent.

    Overseas residents join on-line membership form.

    If you dont have a credit card you can download the form in .pdf format to send in :
    Click here : Application pdf

    Application for Kennel Name on-line

    As a member of the NZKC, you are able to make application for a Kennel Name. If you are applying for a Kennel Name with others, they will need to be members of the NZKC and you will need to detail their names and NZKC membership numbers. No more than four people can jointly own a Kennel Name.

    Make a Kennel Name application on-line. You will be required to make an on-line payment by credit card.


    Kennel Name Registration fees:
      Owned by up to 4 members
    NZD $115.00

    Abiding by the NZKC Rules

    Club members are directly bound to observe the Rules and Regulation of the Club and are personally subject to the Club’s disciplinary provisions. They are also liable for the indiscretions of the handlers of any of their dogs.

    All members should abide by the NZKC Code of Ethics.

    Become a member on-line user

    Use your membership number and password to access the membership section of this website.

    You will be able to change password, check and change your personal details on-line, make subscription payments using your credit card and search pedigree histories. If you forget your password, you will need to ring the NZKC.

    Over time, more facilities will become available for on-line members.

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