The Kennel Club, in conjunction with a number of other
organisations and the breed clubs concerned, run DNA screening
schemes for many breeds. The DNA tests used in these schemes can
accurately identify clear, carrier and affected dogs, and can be
used by breeders to effectively eliminate undesirable disease genes
in their stock.
For advice on how to breed responsibly from a DNA tested dog,
please read our Breeding for Health
Information Guide. Alternatively, to view the health test
results of dogs tested under any of the kennel club's official
testing schemes, please see the Health Test
Results Finder on Mate Select.
Not all DNA tests available for breeds are recorded by the
Kennel Club and a list of worldwide DNA tests, split into
Groups can be found here (available as PDF downloads).
Applications to add new health related DNA tests will be
considered upon a formal request from a Breed Council, or at the
request from the majority of the Breed Clubs or following a request
from the breed's Health Coordinator acting on behalf of the clubs.
For further details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breeds which currently have DNA tests recorded and published by
the KC, together with further information on the specific
conditions, lists of laboratories and results can be found via the
links below (note that breeds have been split into alphabetical
Please note -
prcd-PRA and CEA/CH carry patents exclusively licensed to
OptiGen which means that only results issued by OptiGen for these
tests can be recorded by the Kennel Club. However, some other
laboratories may have a sublicence to carry out these two tests on
their behalf, or who send samples to OptiGen for testing in the
USA. Please refer to the laboratory websites for further