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National Hamster Council
Golden Short Haired Syrian

Est 1949

Yellow Short Haired Syrian

The National Hamster Council offers membership to everyone (UK and worldwide) with an interest in hamsters. We endeavour to maintain subscription rates at affordable levels while ensuring that all members receive excellent value for money.

It is the oldest such organisation in the world.

Benefits of membership include:

Red Eyed White and Argente Campbell

  • A monthly journal which contains articles of interest to both the general hamster owner and to those with a more in-depth knowledge.

Sapphire Winter White

  • Access to knowledge gained by some of the most experienced hamster fanciers in the world.

Normal and Dom Spot Chinese

  • The opportunity to attend regular shows held throughout the UK.


  • Access to recognised breeders of all varieties of hamsters.

To gain membership please contact your regional club or attend a NHC show!

Southern Hamster Club    Midland Hamster Club   Northern Hamster Club

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The NHC promotes a high standard of hamster care and welfare. Membership of an NHC affiliated club means you automatically agree to follow your club's rules and those of the Constitution. In addition, you also agree to follow the separate NHC Codes of Practice. The NHC expects ALL its members to keep their hamsters in suitable housing, with some type of enrichment. There are no exceptions.
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