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 72 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 celebrates 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 or non-Championship events annually.
You will need to be a member of KUSA to:
- Register a dog with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (Membership not required for Registration on Obedience & Trial Dog Register)
- Register or renew an Affix or Kennel Name
- Breed a KUSA Registered bitch or stud
- Be a KUSA Judge
- Be a delegate of the Provincial Council
- Be a member of the Executive Committee
- Be a member of the Federal Council
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
- Receive electronic Notices directly in your e-mailbox;
- Exclusive 20% discount on international flights through Etihad airlines.
- Get 15% off any Wampum grooming products – order online;
- Qualify for 10% discount on local and international pet travel with PetPort;
- Receive 15% discount from BidAir PetLounge when flying puppies unaccompanied;
- Advertise your dogs and puppies on the exclusive Breeders Listing on the KUSA website;
- Free entry to the McQueen Memorial Reference Library for canine research in Cape Town;
- Purchase exclusive reports for litter statistics and special reports on request;
- Obtain privileged access to the KUSA Members Portal and Club Portal with online services;
- Research canine genetics with the dedicated KUSA Mate Select and Trial Mating tools;
- Get the latest news, photos and information from KUSA and affiliated clubs on KUSA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms.
KUSA Membership Costs
New members – New members must pay an election fee of R253 to be presented to the Executive Committee of KUSA for election. Cost: R253
Returning members – If you were a KUSA member and your membership has lapsed for more than 1 month but less than 12 months, you are required to pay R119 for re-election by Exco. Cost: R119
Join KUSA for one year for only R445(excluding initial fee). After 5 years of unbroken membership, you will be eligible for the discounted annual fee of R408