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UK's largest canine genome bank leads to breakthrough for Shetland Sheepdogs
Health - 24th February 2020 - 10:45 AM
Scientists working at the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust have identified a new mutation that causes the blinding condition, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), in Shetland Sheepdogs.
Kennel Club Charitable Trust invests over £1.9 million into dog health and welfare
Health - 19th February 2020 - 2:48 PM
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust announced today that it has provided over £1.9 million to projects dedicated to improving dog health and welfare on a local and national level since 2017. As part of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation devoted to dog health and welfare, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust supports projects and organisations which share its commitment to dog health and happiness, including health and science projects, welfare, and support organisations across the country.
Kennel Club urges more health screening to help protect dogs
Health - 12th February 2020 - 12:05 PM
The Kennel Club is holding a multi-breed health screening day, taking place on Friday 21st February from 9.30am - 4pm at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh.
New DNA testing scheme for the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Health - 27th January 2020 - 11:15 AM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Juvenile Addison’s disease (JADD) in the breed following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Kennel Club enhances Breed Watch to improve dog health and welfare
Health - 23rd January 2020 - 2:04 PM
To continue to improve the health and welfare of pedigree dogs, the Kennel Club has announced it is expanding its Breed Watch system, which serves as an 'early warning system' to identify points of concern for the health of individual breeds. The changes will ensure more extensive monitoring of any new and emerging health and welfare concerns that are detrimental to a dog’s wellbeing and to prevent the introduction of these concerns within a breed.
Study reveals hip and elbow screening improves long-term dog health
Health - 17th January 2020 - 2:52 PM
A new study has revealed a marked general improvement in hip and elbow scores for some of the UK’s most commonly health-screened dog breeds.

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