The Kennel Club recognises DNA tests and schemes in conjunction with Breed Clubs and laboratories, some of which are recorded by the Kennel Club on the registration database and are available to view via the online tool Health Test Results Finder. The pdfs attached show the DNA tests available for each breed worldwide, along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (required or recommended) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database. Please note that DNA tests are not yet available for every breed.
It should also be noted that some of the tests and laboratories listed in these documents are not necessarily part of official Kennel Club testing schemes. Other laboratories may carry out the DNA tests listed but the results cannot be recorded.
Results from laboratories that do not send results directly to the KC require owners to submit these themselves, which can be done by scanning and emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information contained in these documents is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of recording:
Please not that DNA tests for 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, Genetic Technologies (Animal Network) in Australia and Paw Print Genetics in America have a sublicence to carry out these two tests on their behalf.
Also a variety of European laboratories including VHL, Antagene, Laboklin and Animal DNA Diagnostics send samples to OptiGen for testing in the USA. All samples tested at OptiGen will be issued OptiGen reports that may be passed to the Kennel Club.
Please refer to the laboratory websites for further information.
LISTS OF UK LABORATORIES
Animal DNA Diagnostics (UK)
Phone: 01223 395577
Animal Genetics (UK)
Phone: 01726 247788
Animal Health Trust (UK)
Phone: 01638 555621
Phone: 0161 282 3066
Pinmoore Animal Laboratory Services (UK)
Phone: 01829 781855
LISTS OF OVERSEAS LABORATORIES
Alfort School of Veterinary Medicine (France)
Auburn University (USA)
Bochum University (Germany)
Cornell University (USA)
Genetic Technologies Ltd (Animal Network) - Australia
Genomia (Czech Republic)
Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)
Michigan State University (USA)
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (USA)
Paw Print Genetics (USA)
PennGEN Laboratories (USA)
University College, Dublin (Ireland)
University of Bern (Switzerland)
University of California - Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (USA)
University of Minnesota - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (USA)
University of New South Wales (Australia)
University of Pennsylvania (USA)
University of Utrecht (Holland)
Van Haeringen (Holland)
Veterinary Diagnostics Centre (DDC) (USA)