Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Every year thousands of dogs and their owners descend on Birmingham’s NEC for . The prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.

The Best in Show winner at Crufts is considered the crème de la crème of canine talent.

Papillon Dylan stole the judges (and the nation’s) hearts at Crufts 2019, winning the top prize.

And although known to his owners as Dylan, the dog’s pedigree name is actually the very distinct Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers.

Not all dogs are entitled to such an unusual name, but there are thousands of dogs in the UK who technically have more than one name.

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“Known as your ‘breeder signature’, a Kennel Name will set your puppies aside from those of anyone else.

“You can include your Kennel Name within the names of your puppies at the point of registration as well as add to an existing name of a dog in your current registered ownership.”

A dog breeder can apply online for a unique Kennel Name.

The name cannot be longer than 12 characters or shorter than four.

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