A breed health survey has been launched by the Nova Scotia Duck
Tolling Retriever Club of UK with the support of the Kennel
The survey aims to give a better picture of the health of the Nova
Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in the UK and can be completed by
anyone who owns a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, whether
Kennel Club registered or not.
The survey will help the breed to put any problems in context by
asking owners to submit reports on both their healthy dogs and
those with diagnosed health conditions, and will provide meaningful
data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on
canine health issues.
Bill Lambert, Kennel Club Health and Breeder Services Manager,
said: "We are very happy to be supporting the new breed health
survey for Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
"As with any breed, it is extremely helpful to be able to assess
its general state of health and to identify areas of particular
strength and weakness to help safeguard the future of the
breed. We would recommend that anyone with a Nova Scotia Duck
Tolling Retriever takes a moment to help protect the breed they
love by filling out the survey."
After the survey period has ended, the results will be published
on the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever club website and in the
club's magazine, 'Nova News'.
The survey is available for download on the Nova Scotia Duck
Tolling Retriever Club of UK website at www.toller-club.co.uk and
is running until the end of 2014. The survey should be sent
to the Breed Health Co-ordinator, Babs Harding, at Brizewood, 2
Blewbury Road, East Hagbourne, Oxfordshire, OX11 9LF.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information given within this completed survey may be shared
amongst breed specialists and the Kennel Club, but no names of dogs
or owners will be available to the general public.