Events, seminars and surveys

Health Testing Clinics

Health Testing Clinics offer health screening or DNA testing at an event organised by breed clubs and veterinary associations. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health testing clinic, please contact Hannah James (health@thekennelclub.org.uk). 

Health screening days

No current health screening days available. 

Respiratory Function Grading Scheme clinics 

Date of clinic Location Regional assessor
16th - 18th August

Builth Wells Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show

Victoria Woods

Eye testing clinics

Due to the recent government restrictions following COVID-19 many of the BVA Eye Panellists will not be able to offer Eye Screening.  We will update our website when we have further information and appreciate your understanding during this time.

The Canine Health Schemes Team are frequently updating the group eye testing sessions on the BVA website, so please check to see if sessions in your area are still going ahead.

Date of clinic Locations Panellist Clinic Holder  Contact Details
 

July 

12th Detling, Kent James Oliver Detling Village Hall james@jovo.org.uk

Breed Health Surveys

Breed Health Surveys which are designed to give a strong representation of the health and temperament of a particular breed. These surveys provide significant data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues. To submit any information regarding an upcoming health survey, please fill in this form and email it to Hannah James (hannah.james@thekennelclub.org.uk).Breed Health Surveys

     

French Bulldog

To look at the overall health of the French Bulldog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 

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For further information please contact: health@thekennelclub.org.uk 

 Ongoing

Cotton De tulear 

To look at the overall health of the Coton De Tulear and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 

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For further information please contact: breedhealthcoordinator@gmail.com

 Ongoing

Dachshund

To continuously monitor  the overall health of the Dachshund variety’s and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

 

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For further information please email info@dachshundhealth.org.uk.

 Ongoing

Bearded Collie

To look at the overall health of the Bearded Collie and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

 

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Ayrton  

February 2020 

Irish Wolfhound

This study is investigating the factors influencing bloating and the development and outcome of GDV in Irish Wolfhounds in the UK.

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For further information please contact  researchcoordinator@iwhealthgroup.co.uk 

 

All Breeds

Is neutering a significant factor in improving behavioural problems in pet dogs?

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For further information please contact  Charlotte Brooke

On-going 

Flat Coated Retriever

To record data about the causes of deaths in Flat Coated Retrievers.

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Flat Coated Retriever

Group study (long term project) - an annual survey to follow the life of Flat Coated Retrievers

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Estrela Mountain Dog

To look at the overall health of the Estrela Mountain Dog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact Nichola Marshall

 

 

Catalan Sheepdog

To look at the overall health of the Catalan Sheepdog and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.


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For further information please contact Debbie Hansford

 N/A
Leonberger

To look at the overall health of the Leonberger and collect  information that will help improve  knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact Sharon Springel

 N/A

 

Gordon Setter  

To look at the incidence of heart concerns within the breed and collect  information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact kathrynewrigley@hotmail.co.uk

 

Italian Spinone

To look at the overall health of the Italian Spinoni and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact Elaine Kirkham

 

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

To look at the overall health of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact 

For further information please contact
Archie Bryden
or Kirsty Summerfield

 

Beagle

To look at the overall health of the Beagle and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve our dogs’ health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please contact Sam Goldberg

 

American Cocker Spaniel

To look at the overall health of the American Cocker Spaniel and collect information that will help improve knowledge on prevalence of any existing conditions and identify any potential emerging issues, in order to improve the breed’s health and welfare for future generations.

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For further information please email adeva@hotmail.co.uk



 Ongoing 


Breed Club and Vet Practice Health Seminars

The Kennel Club would like to invite Breed Clubs and veterinary practices to advertise up-coming Health-related seminars. To submit an advertisement, please include: date, seminar title and description, venue details, costs, and contact information. If you wish to submit any information regarding an upcoming seminar, please fill in this form and email it to Hannah James (hannah.james@thekennelclub.org.uk). Breed Club and Vet Practice Health Seminars
 

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