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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.
Kennel Club and BVA announce changes to CHS Eye Scheme for 2020
Health - 19th December 2019 - 10:35 AM
Following consultation with the Eye Panel Working Party, the Kennel Club (KC) and British Veterinary Association (BVA) have announced a number of changes to the Canine Health Schemes (CHS) BVA/KC/International Sheepdog Society (ISDS) Eye Scheme, effective from 1st January 2020:
Nominations sought for International Canine Health Awards 2020
Health - 4th December 2019 - 3:50 PM
The International Canine Health Awards are returning for the eighth year to recognise and celebrate some of the world’s finest researchers and scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.
New DNA testing scheme for the Saluki
Health - 19th September 2019 - 4:04 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the Saluki following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
Kennel Club limits ‘hereditary clear’ status to support eradication of health conditions
Health - 4th September 2019 - 4:42 PM
From January 2022, the Kennel Club will limit the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs to two generations. This change will be put in place to safeguard against the impact that dogs with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ status could have on health issues within a breed.

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