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Events, seminars and surveys


Kennel Club Royal Canin Breeder Education

The Kennel Club and Royal Canin are welcoming dog breeders to a stimulating series of educational seminars on health issues, breeding practices and scientific developments which will help breeders and their puppy rearing programmes.

Breed Club Vet Practice Health Seminars

The Kennel Club would like to invite Breed Clubs and veterinary practices to advertise up-coming Health-related seminars. To submit an advertisement, please include: date, seminar title and description, venue details, costs, and contact information. If you wish to submit any information regarding an upcoming seminar, please fill in this form and email it to Bonnie Abhayaratne


Seminar Title and Description



11 July 2015

First Aid Certificate Course for Field Trial Events (Kennel Club and Dick White Referrals)

Topics include: Common eye injuries; Analgesia (managing pain; Aetiology, complications and management of common orthopaedic injulries and soft tissue wounds

Cost: £40 (includes lunch and refreshments)

To see the programme, please  click here

Dick White Referrals, Six Mile Bottom


To apply to attend, please post your contact details and payment cheque made out to Dick White Referrals to:

Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Suffolk, CB8 0UH.

For more info please contact Tessa Croucher

12 July 2015

BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Testing Clinic

Eye panellist: James Oliver

Aquarius Veterinary Centre, Field Road, Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds

Suffolk IP28 7AL. 

To book phone Sandra or Emily (British Veterinary Association)

Tel: 02079086380

For more information on eye testing visit: www.bva.co.uk/Canine-Health-Schemes/Eye-Scheme

18th July

Improving Canine Fertility

Sex and Drugs and DNA

Speaker: Louise McLean (BVSc CertSAM CertVDI MRCVS)

Cost: £5 (includes coffee/tea)

Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Thorpe Willoughby, Nr. Selby, YO8 9PA

For more info and to book your place, please contact

Anji Marfleet
12 Aspen Court
Nr. Huddersfield
W Yorks HD8 9RW

2nd August

DNA Clinic at  East Anglian Collie Association Championship Show (in conjunction with the Pastoral Breeds Health Foundation)

All breeds are welcome.
Animal Genetics will carry out the DNA tests, with discounts on some DNA tests.

Click here for more information, including costs of tests.

Littleport Leisure Centre, CB6 1PU

Pat Hutchinson

Tel: 01954231115

Click here for Animal Genetics DNA test pricing list 

5th September

Breed Specific/Judging Competence  (Basset Hound Health Group)

Morning session: Breed Standard Explained (covering health related issues such as skin problems, eyes and excessive skin)

Afternoon session: Judging Competence

Cost: £10 for morning session; £20 for whole day (including lunch)

Norton Parish Hall, Wadborough Road, Littleworth

Worcester, WR5 2QB

For more info and to book your place, please contact:

Tina Watkins


20th September 2015

Breeding for Excellence

Topics include: Basic genetics; Breeding for health & type; Canine reproduction; Artificial insemination

Cost: £20 (lunch included)

Click here  for programme and ticket application form

West Parley Memorial Hall, West Parley

nr. Bournemouth, BH22 8SQ

Alan Wood

Please send completed ticket application form with cheque payable to:

Mrs S Ergis

15 Scott Close, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5AX

11 October 2015

Bulldog & Pug Health Improvement Day

Topics include: BOAS, Eyes, Skin & Skinfolds, and Obesity & Body Condition

Cost: £15 (lunch included)

Click here for programme

The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry

Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Charlotte McNamara

To book a place, please  click here.

Please note there are limited spaces available. Bookings will be on a first come first serve basis.

Breed Club Health Surveys

Breed Health Surveys which are designed to give a strong representation of the health and temperament of a particular breed. These surveys provide significant data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health survey, please fill in this form and email it to Nick Sutton.


Breed and aim of survey

Further Information

Closure Date

Flat Coated Retriever

To record data about the causes of deaths in Flat Coated Retrievers.

Click here On-going study

Flat Coated Retriever

Group study (long term project) - an annual survey to follow the life of Flat Coated Retrievers

Click here On-going study

German Wirehaired Pointer 

To collect and collate information from GWP owners and breeders in the UK, to monitor the health status and to ensure that the breed's health and welfare is maintained for future generations

Click here On-going study


To collect and collate information from Kooikerhondje owners and breeders in the UK, to monitor the health status and to ensure that the breed's health and welfare is maintained for future generations.

Click here N/A

Norwich Terrier

To investigate and further understand the emerging syndrome known as 'epileptoid cramping' in Norwich Terriers. Aims to define the clinical characterisation and prevalence of the condition.

Click here for survey 

Contact Julia Freeman for further information.

This research is being carried out by the Animal Health Trust

Separation anxiety in dogs

To improve our understanding of dog behaviour in their owner's absence

Click here N/A

The Irish Setter

To further our understanding of the prevalence and heritability of gastric dilation/torsion (bloat) in the breed

Click here N/A
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