Following consultation with the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has
approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Collie Eye Anomaly
(CEA/CH) in Bearded Collies.
This test is offered by Optigen (www.optigen.com) and further
details can be obtained directly from them.
Copies of all future test certificate results issued by Optigen
will be sent directly to the Kennel Club, where the test result
will be added to the dog's registration details which will trigger
the publication of the test result in the next available Breed
Records Supplement. The result will appear on any new registration
certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates
of any future progeny of the dog, and also on the Health Test
Results Finder on the Kennel Club website. Results for dogs already
tested can be recorded although the owner of the dog will need to
forward a copy of the DNA certificate themselves.
If the owner includes the original registration certificate for
the dog (not a copy) then a new registration certificate will be
issued, with the DNA result on it, free of charge. Please
send any DNA test certificates to Health & Breeder Services,
The Kennel Club, 1 - 5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J
8AB or scan and email copies of the certificates to
The Kennel Club continues to work alongside breed clubs and breed
health coordinators, in a collaborative effort to improve the
health of pedigree dogs. The Kennel Club is happy to
accommodate a club's request to add a new DNA test to its lists and
would normally need a formal request from the breed's health
coordinator or a majority request from the breed clubs.