Following consultation with the Tibetan Terrier breed health
coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club has
approved two new official DNA testing schemes for progressive
retinal atrophy in this breed - PRA 3 and PRA (rcd-4).
The PRA 3 DNA test is offered by the Animal Health Trust
(www.aht.org.uk) and PRA (rcd-4) test is offered by the AHT,
Laboklin (www.laboklin.co.uk) and
Further details can be obtained directly from them.
Copies of all future test certificate results issued by these
laboratories 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 also be
recorded, but owners will need to submit copies of the DNA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.