DNA screening for breeds P - R


The Kennel Club, in conjunction with a number of other organisations and the breed clubs concerned, runs DNA screening schemes for the following breeds for the diseases specified below. For further information on the specific conditions, and lists of results, click on the links.

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. It is anticipated that additional schemes will be available for other inherited conditions in other pedigree dog breeds from time to time.

List of Breeds: P - R


  • Pap-PRA1

Parson Russell Terrier

  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
  • Late Onset Ataxia (LOA)
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)            

Poodle (Miniature)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)

Poodle (Standard)

  • von Willebrand's disease type 1 (vWD)

Poodle (Toy)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)

Portuguese Water Dog

  • Gangliosidosis (GM1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)

Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Degenerative myleopathy (DM)

Retriever (Golden)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GR_PRA1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GR_PRA2) 
  • ICT-A (Ichthyosis)

Retriever (Labrador)

  • Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM)
  • Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)
  • Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) 
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Skeletal Dwarfism (SD2)

Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)

  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy)
  • DE (Degenerative Encephalopathy)

Russian Black Terrier

  • Hyperuricosuria (HUU)
  • Juvenile laryngeal paralysis & polyneuropathy (JLPP)


  • Juvenile laryngeal paralysis & polyneuropathy (JLPP)
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