CombiBreed health test packages

Spaniel being tested with a Combibreed swab
James Robinson © / The Kennel Club

Testing your dog for all your breed’s recommended DNA tests can be time consuming, expensive and sometimes confusing.

What is CombiBreed?

Our CombiBreed health test packages are a simple and cost-effective way to DNA test your dog. CombiBreed offers you:

  • multiple priority DNA tests from just one swab
  • one fixed price

By using a single swab to check for a number of different genetic mutations, CombiBreed makes health testing your dog simpler than organising individual tests from several different laboratories.

How much does it cost?

£135 (incl. VAT) per dog.

Assured breeders receive a 10% discount, costing £121.50 (incl. VAT).

How long does it take?

The results of the tests will be sent to you via email within 34 calendar days after receipt of the DNA sample by Weatherbys.

Order your health test pack today.

Your dog’s results will be emailed to you and a certificate will be emailed soon after.

Which breeds have a CombiBreed health test package?

Health test packages are available for the following breeds:

Australian Shepherd package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • CEA/ CH (Collie Eye Anomaly) (partner lab)
  • HC - HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Beagle package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • FVIID (Factor VII Deficiency)
  • IGS (Imerslun-Gräsbeck Syndrome/Cobalamin Malabsorption)
  • MLS (Musladin-Lueke Syndrome)
  • NCCD (Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration)
Border Collie package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • CEA/CH (Collie Eye Anomaly) (partner lab)
  • IGS (Imerslun-Gräsbeck Syndrome/Cobalamin Malabsorption)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
  • CL (Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
  • SN (Sensory Neuropathy)
  • Gonio (Severe Goniodysgenesis & Glaucoma risk)
  • TNS (Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • CC/DE (Curly Coat/Dry Eye)
  • EF (Episodic Falling) (partner lab)
Chinese Crested package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • PLL (Primary Lens Luxation)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Cocker Spaniel package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • AMS (Acral Mutilation Syndrome)
  • FN (Familial Nephropathy) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
English Springer Spaniel package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • AMS (Acral Mutilation Syndrome)
  • Fuco (Fucosidosis)
  • PFK (Phosphofructokinase Deficiency)
  • PRA-Cord1 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy - Cord-1)
French Bulldog package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) (partner lab)
  • HC-HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • HUU (Hyperuricosuria)
German Shepherd Dog package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) (partner lab)
  • FVIII (Haemophilia)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
Giant Schnauzer
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) (partner lab)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA5)
Golden Retriever package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • ICT-A (Icthyosis)
  • GR-PRA1 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
  • GR-PRA2 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Irish Setter
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd4)
Jack Russell Terrier
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Late Onset Ataxia (LOA)
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
Labrador Retriever package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • CNM (Centronuclear Myopathy - also known as HMLR)
  • EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) (partner lab)
  • HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
  • SD2 (Skeletal Dysplasia 2)
Parson Russell Terrier
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Late Onset Ataxia (LOA)
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
Shetland Sheepdog
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) (partner lab)
  • Multidrug Resistance gene 1 (MDR1) (partner lab)
  • von Willebrands Disease Type 3 (vWD)
Spanish Water Dog
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) (partner lab)
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter (CHG)
  • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD)
Staffordshire Bull Terrier package

DNA tests in this package include:

  • HC-HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • L2-HGA (L2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria)
Standard Poodle
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd4)
Tibetan Terrier
DNA tests in this package include:
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd4)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA3)
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL12)
View all the tests included in each package
Breeds DNA Tests included in the package
Australian Shepherd
  • CEA/ CH (Collie Eye Anomaly) (partner lab)
  • HC-HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Beagle
  • FVIID (Factor VII Deficiency)
  • IGS (Imerslun-Gräsbeck Syndrome/Cobalamin Malabsorption)
  • MLS (Musladin-Lueke Syndrome)
  • NCCD (Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration)
Border Collie
  • CEA/CH (Collie Eye Anomaly) (partner lab)
  • IGS (Imerslun-Gräsbeck Syndrome/Cobalamin Malabsorption)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
  • CL (Ceroid Lipofuscinosis)
  • SN (Sensory Neuropathy)
  • Gonio (Severe Goniodysgenesis & Glaucoma risk)
  • TNS (Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • CC/DE (Curly Coat/Dry Eye)
  • EF (Episodic Falling) (partner lab)
Chinese Crested
  • PLL (Primary Lens Luxation)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Cocker Spaniel
  • AMS (Acral Mutilation Syndrome)
  • FN (Familial Nephropathy) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
English Springer Spaniel
  • AMS (Acral Mutilation Syndrome)
  • Fuco (Fucosidosis)
  • PFK (Phosphofructokinase Deficiency)
  • PRA-Cord1 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy - Cord-1)
French Bulldog
  • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) (partner lab)
  • HC-HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • HUU (Hyperuricosuria)
German Shepherd Dog
  • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) (partner lab)
  • FVIII (Haemophilia)
  • MDR1 (Multidrug Resistance gene 1) (partner lab)
Giant Schnauzer
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) (partner lab)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA5)
Golden Retriever
  • ICT-A (Icthyosis)
  • GR-PRA1 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
  • GR-PRA2 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Irish Setter
  • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-rcd4)
Jack Russell Terrier
  • Late Onset Ataxia (LOA)
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
Labrador Retriever
  • CNM (Centronuclear Myopathy - also known as HMLR)
  • EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) (partner lab)
  • HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis) (partner lab)
  • prcd-PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
  • SD2 (Skeletal Dysplasia 2)
Parson Russell Terrier
  • Late Onset Ataxia (LOA)
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
Shetland Sheepdog
  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) (partner lab)
  • Multidrug Resistance gene 1 (MDR1) (partner lab)
  • von Willebrands Disease Type 3 (vWD)
Spanish Water Dog
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) (partner lab)
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter (CHG)
  • Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • HC-HSF4 (Hereditary Cataract)
  • L2-HGA (L2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria)

Why test your dog?

DNA tests allow you to better understand your dog’s genetics. If you're thinking of breeding from your dog, then knowing more about their DNA can help you take steps to reduce the risk of breeding puppies affected by the most significant inherited conditions.

Why use CombiBreed?

  • Our CombiBreed health test packages identify whether your dog has any genetic material linked to a range of the most significant inherited conditions specific to your breed*. We work with researchers, vets and experts from breed clubs to determine which health tests are the most important for each breed and we collaborate with our trusted scientific partner, Weatherbys, to bring you a quality and trusted service in a largely unregulated industry
  • We provide you with breeding advice that's simple to use, helping you make informed decisions about the types of mates that would be genetically compatible with your dog for each test result
  • Results are automatically and quickly published on our Health Test Results Finder, demonstrating to potential puppy buyers and other breeders that you prioritise the health of the puppies you breed

*Some health test packages may include tests that may not be a priority in the breed, but we are collecting data for research purposes to monitor conditions that are "under surveillance", results will be given to you, but may not be published on our Health Test Results Finder.

Questions and answers

Why were these breeds selected for CombiBreed?

Currently, health test packages are only available for a limited number of breeds. These were selected because they are popular and have several different DNA tests. We selected these breeds to encourage breeders to health screen their dogs and therefore maximise the number of healthy puppies bred from DNA-tested parents. In time, it is likely that more breeds will be added to CombiBreed.

How do I take DNA from my dog?

To take a sample of DNA from your dog we will send you a small brush, known as a mouth swab, which you can use to gently rub the inside of your dog’s cheek, causing loose cheek cells to stick to the bristles. This is completely painless and non-invasive. The swab is then returned to the laboratory, where the cheek cells are broken open and the DNA is analysed.

Still have questions?