DNA screening schemes and results

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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 hbs@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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 listing). 

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 information.

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