DNA screening for breeds S - Z

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: S- Z


  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPSIIIB)


  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPSIIIB)

Sealyham Terrier

  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)

Shar Pei

  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma/Primary Lens Luxation (POAG/PLL)

Shetland Sheepdog

  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH)
  • Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH) – Linkage
  • Multi-drug resistance (MDR1)
  • von Willebrands disease (vWD) - no results received to date        

Smooth Collie - see Collie (Smooth)

Spaniel (Clumber)

  • Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)
  • Puyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphates 1 Deficiency (PDP-1)

Spaniel (Cocker)

  • Adult Onset Neuropathy (AON)
  • Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS)
  • Familial Nephropathy (FN)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) - LINKAGE TEST

Spaniel (English Springer)

  • Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS)
  • Fucosidosis (FUCO)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA - cord 1)
  • Phosphofructokinase deficiency (PFK)

Spanish Water Dog

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA)
  • Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD)
  • Congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (CHG)

Standard Poodle - see Poodle (Standard)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • L-2 Hydroxy Glutaric Aciduria (L-2HGA)
  • Hereditary Cataract (HC-HSF4)

Swedish Vallhund

  • Retinopathy

Tibetan Spaniel

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy 3

Tibetan Terrier

  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy 3

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rcd-4)

  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL)

Toy Poodle

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA - rcd 3)

Welsh Terrier

  • Primary Lens Luxation (PLL)


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