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The Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) promotes the improvement and general well-being of dogs, encourages responsible breeding and showing of pure bred dogs, regulates training classes and events, licenses dog shows, obedience tests, working trials and much more.

KUSA is a member of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the biggest canine organization in the world. The FCI has 76 full members with one in almost each country in the world, from Austria to Venezuela. See the full list here: FCI members

In 2016, KUSA celebrated 125 years of working for and with dogs in Southern Africa. Founded in 1891, the South African Kennel Club, now the Kennel Union of Southern Africa aka KUSA, is the combination of the Southern African Kennel Club of Port Elizabeth (founded 1883) and the South African Kennel Club of Cape Town (founded 1889). Today, KUSA is primarily a registration and administrative organization with nearly two hundred affiliated clubs and four thousand members. KUSA licenses over six hundred Championship and non-Championship events annually.

You will need to be a member of KUSA to:

  • Register a dog with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa
  • Register or renew an Affix (Kennel Name)
  • Breed with a KUSA Registered bitch or stud
  • Be a KUSA Judge
  • Be a delegate of a Provincial Council
  • Be a member of the Executive Committee
  • Be a member of the Federal Council
  • Enter dogs in KUSA licenced Championship Shows

KUSA members are very valuable to us and the KUSA team has been working hard throughout the year to increase the benefits for KUSA members, whether you show, train or breed your dogs.

Benefits of becoming a KUSA member:

  1. Receive electronic Notices directly in your e-mailbox;
  2. Advertise on the exclusive Members' Advert Page on the KUSA website;
  3. Free entry to the McQueen Memorial Reference Library in Cape Town;
  4. Purchase exclusive litter statistics and special reports
  5. Obtain privileged access to the KUSA Members Portal and Club Portal with online services;
  6. Research ancestry using the KUSA Mate Select and Trial Mating tools; (Currently unavailable)
  7. May enter FCI events hosted overseas if meet entry qualifications.
  8. Participate in the various dog related disciplines such as Agility, Dog Jumping, Carting, Flyball, IGP, Field Trials, Dancing with dogs, Rescue dogs, Rally Obedience and Mondioring.
  9. Make your dog up to be a Champion, Grand Champion or Supreme Champion

With all of these great benefits, KUSA membership is open to all canine enthusiasts and dog lovers in Southern Africa. Please invite your friends, family and puppy buyers to join KUSA and get involved in the world of dogdom. For more information, please visit our website at, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., give us a call on 021 423 9027 or visit our Facebook page at

KUSA Membership Costs

Initial Fees

New members – New members must pay an election fee of R411 to be presented to the Executive Committee of KUSA for election. Cost: R411 incl VAT

Returning members – If you were a KUSA member and your membership has lapsed for more than 1 month you are required to pay R411 for re-election by Exco. Cost: R411 incl VAT

Annual Fees

Join KUSA for one year for only R727 (excluding initial fee). After 5 years of unbroken membership, you become eligible for a discounted annual fee

Join KUSA now by completing the Membership form found here. Submit your completed form with proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.