Kennel Club of India (KCI), formerly The Northern India Kennel Association, was started in 1896 to promote participation among individuals who are interested in canine. Located in Chennai
, the capital of Tamil Nadu
, KCI is affiliated to the Kennel Club of London. It undertakes dog shows at national levels, issues various certificates and conducts diploma courses for canine lovers. There are 38 independent clubs affiliated to KCI all over India.
Membership to the Kennel Club of India is limited to 300. The club also publishes a magazine called 'Indian Kennel Gazette'.