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New study reveals deafness in Dalmatians declines thanks to careful breeding decisions
Health - 17th June 2020 - 11:12 AM
A new study has revealed a marked improvement in the number of deaf dogs born in one of the world’s most recognisable breeds.
New DNA test reporting scheme to combat inherited disease in the Barbet
Health - 8th June 2020 - 5:00 PM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Barbet, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA test reporting scheme for progressive rod-cone degeneration, progressive retinal atrophy (prcd-PRA) in the breed, following consultation with the health committee of the breed club.
Two new DNA test reporting schemes to combat inherited disease in the Shetland Sheepdog
Health - 8th June 2020 - 4:30 PM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Shetland Sheepdog, the Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA test reporting schemes for two forms of progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the breed following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator. These schemes are for PRA (BBS2-PRA) and PRA (CNGA1-PRA).
Deerhound breeder wins award for her work in her breed’s health
Health - 1st June 2020 - 4:00 PM
Dr Sarah Helps, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire has been recognised at the International Canine Health Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious veterinary awards in the world, for her work in improving the health of man’s best friend.
Winners of Europe's most prestigious veterinary awards revealed
Health - 14th May 2020 - 12:00 PM
A pioneering professor in veterinary molecular genetics, an internationally renowned professor in canine haematology and hereditary diseases, an MPhil student researching the pathophysiology of diabetes in dogs and a devoted Deerhound breed health coordinator have been announced as the winners of Europe’s most prestigious veterinary awards.
New DNA testing scheme to combat inherited disease in the Papillon
Health - 6th May 2020 - 5:04 PM
In a move designed to combat inherited disease in the Papillon, the Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for von Willebrand’s disease type 1 (vWD1) in the breed, following consultation with the Breed Health Coordinator.

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