Founded in 1960, the Jamaica Kennel Club (JKC) and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. The JKC is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Jamaica and currently recognizes fifty six (56) breeds.
As a non-profit organization, the JKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Jamaica and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Jamaican society.
The Club registers purebred dogs, regulates dog shows and performance events, and speaks out on major issues concerning dog ownership and the health & welfare of dogs across Jamaica. It provides registry services for all officially recognized breeds of purebred dogs, provides governance for all JKC approved shows, trial and events.
Finally, the JKC is a communication organization informing all people interested in dogs.
The Jamaica Kennel Club Limited adheres to the constitutional documents which defines and regulate the club and its members. These regulations are defined in the “Memorandum of Association” and the “Articles of Association”. Additionally, the Club has documented “Rules and Regulation Applying to Registrations, Dog Shows and Obedience Trials.