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.
Not all DNA tests available for breeds are recorded by the
Kennel Club and a list
of worldwide DNA tests can be found here. 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).
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.
Please note that as the prcd-PRA DNA test for
all breeds is subject to a patent, the Kennel Club will currently
only record and publish results issued by Optigen.
Breeds have been split into alphabetical listing as below. For
further information on the breeds, specific conditions and lists of
results, click on the links below.