DNA screening for breeds C - G

The Kennel Club, in conjunction with a number of other organisations and the breed clubs concerned, runs DNA screening schemes for the following breeds for the diseases specified below. For further information on the specific conditions, and lists of results, click on the links.

The DNA tests used in these schemes can accurately identify clear, carrier and affected dogs, and can be used by breeders to effectively eliminate undesirable disease genes in their stock. It is anticipated that additional schemes will be available for other inherited conditions in other pedigree dog breeds from time to time.

List of Breeds: C - G

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Episodic Falling (EF)
  • Curly Coat / Dry Eye (CC/DE)

Chinese Crested

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

Collie (Rough)

  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) - 
  • Degenerative Myleopathy (DM)
  • Multi-drug resistance (MDR1)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy GPRA (rcd2)

Collie (Smooth)

  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH)
  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) - LINKAGE
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy GPRA (rcd2)
  • Multi-drug resistance (MDR1)
  • Degenerative myleopathy (DM)

Dachshund (Miniature Long Haired)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA - cord 1)

Dachshund (Miniature Smooth Haired)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA - cord 1)

Dachshund (Miniature Wire Haired)

  • Laforas
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA - cord 1)


  • Hyperuricosuria (HUU)


  • von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)  

Finnish Lapphund

  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type II (GSDII)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) - LINKAGE

French Bulldog

  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
  • Hereditary Cataract (HC-HSF4)

German Shepherd Dog

  • Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy – DM (CDRM)

German Wirehaired Pointer

  • von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

Giant Schnauzer

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Glen of Imaal Terrier

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GPRA-crd-3)

Gordon Setter

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GPRA rcd-4)


  • Greyhound neuropathy (GN)

Great Danes

  • Inherited Myopathy in Great Danes (IMGD)



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