Kennel Club encourages eye testing available at The Game Fair

The Kennel Club has announced that owners will be able to have their dogs’ eyes examined by a leading veterinary ophthalmologist at The Game Fair 2022 which is taking place at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, from 29 - 31 July.

The canine eye tests are being offered as part of the British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club/International Sheepdog Society (BVA/KC/ISDS) Eye Test Scheme, and will take place next to The Kennel Club stand on the first two days of the show. The tests will work on an appointment basis and all attending dog owners are being asked to pre-book now to avoid disappointment.

The testing will be carried out by leading veterinary ophthalmologist Professor Peter Bedford and is available for any breed. Dogs being tested must have a readable microchip and the owner must present their pet’s original Kennel Club registration certificate at the time of testing.

Bill Lambert, Health, Welfare and Breeder Services Executive at The Kennel Club said: “We are pleased to be offering canine eye testing at The Game Fair again this year. Promoting and carrying out health tests at events remains a priority for ensuring the welfare of dogs and this show is one of the highlights in the calendar for many dog lovers. The eye testing always proves very popular, particularly because non-competing dogs are also welcome at the show so all owners can make a real day of it.

“We are very lucky to be welcoming back Professor Bedford, one of the UK’s top veterinary ophthalmologists, to carry out the eye tests again, and we hope that dog owners who may be attending The Game Fair will take up this great opportunity and have their pets’ eyes tested.”

Testing will be offered between 10am and 4pm on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July.

Those wishing to book an appointment may do so via The Kennel Club before 12am on Wednesday 27 July on the online booking form. Appointments may also be made at The Game Fair itself, by visiting The Kennel Club stand, subject to availability.

Only standard examination will be available and will be charged at £50 per dog. This will be paid on the day, not in advance, and will require cash payment as there will be no card facilities available.

More information about canine eye testing can be found on The Kennel Club website.

For more information about The Game Fair 2022, and to buy tickets, please visit The Game Fair website.