Advice for your breed
Find out which health tests or schemes are relevant to your breed in our Breeds A to Z. These recommendations are suggested by breed clubs and are approved by The Kennel Club's committees.
Quick links to health resources
- Health Test Results Finder - look up the DNA test and health scheme records, Estimated Breeding Values (where relevant) and inbreeding calculations (COIs) for any Kennel Club registered dog
- Inbreeding Coefficient (CoI) - use our calculators to check how closely related two potential mates are
- Breeds A to Z - find information about any breed, including the health schemes that breeders should be using
Advice for dog breeders
You can also find specific breeding advice for DNA testing or our screening schemes in the articles below.
Why health screening is important for owners
If you're thinking of buying a puppy, you can find about what you need to know about their parent's health before you buy them.
Information and advice for specific health tests and screening schemes
Whether you want to know how to use any of our suggested health screening schemes or you'd like to understand what your results mean, you can find out more in our articles below.
- CM/SM screening scheme (BVA/KC)
- Deafness testing (BAER testing)
- DNA testing
- Elbow dysplasia screening scheme (BVA/KC)
- Estimated breeding values (for hip and elbow dysplasia)
- Eye screening scheme (BVA/KC)
- Genetic diversity - managing and maintaining
- Gonioscopy (BVA/KC/ISDS)
- Heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (KC)
- Hip dysplasia screening scheme (BVA/KC)
- Inbreeding calculators (COIs)
- Inherited conditions where no test is currently available
- IVDD health scheme for Dachshunds
- Respiratory Function Grading Scheme (KC and University of Cambridge)
Look up health results for other dogs
You can find the results for any DNA tests or screening schemes recorded by us on our Health Test Results Finder.
Find a health testing clinics near you
If you're thinking of using any of our health screening schemes, but would like to find a health testing event near you, then you can find a list of health testing clinics that are run by us, breed clubs or various dog shows.
Who can I talk to about health issues in my breed?
If you have any concerns about a particular health condition in your breed, you can speak to your vet, or you could contact your breed health co-ordinator. Breed health co-ordinators are individuals working on behalf of breed clubs and councils who are advocates for the health and welfare of their chosen breed.
You can contact your breed health co-ordinator on the health section of your breeds entry on the Breeds A to Z.
Alternatively if you have a general question, you can contact The Kennel Club's health team.