DNA Tests

DNA profiling and parentage analysis
Your dog’s DNA could be used to act as a method of identification, or be used to check a dog’s parentage against samples from the sire and dam.
DNA screening schemes and results
The Kennel Club, in conjunction with a number of other organisations and the breed clubs concerned, run DNA screening schemes for many breeds.
DNA screening for breeds A - B
The Kennel Club, in conjunction with a number of other organisations and the breed clubs concerned, runs DNA screening schemes for the following breeds for the diseases specified below
DNA screening for breeds C - G
Breeds C - G DNA screening
DNA screening for breeds P - R
Breeds P - R DNA Screening
Kennel Club Approves New DNA Testing Scheme For Parson Russell Terriers
The Kennel Club has approved a new DNA testing scheme for Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCD) in Parson Russell Terriers following consultation with the breed’s Breed Health Coordinator, on behalf of the breed clubs.
Welsh Terrier
DNA Screening scheme results for the Welsh Terrier
Give A Dog A Genome – First Samples Sent For Sequencing
The first eleven DNA samples of the AHT’s pioneering Give a Dog a Genome project have been sent for whole genome sequencing. Click to learn more.
New DNA Testing Schemes for Portuguese Water Dogs, Rottweilers and Swedish Vallhunds
The Kennel Club has approved three new official DNA testing schemes for Portuguese Water Dogs, Rottweilers and Swedish Vallhunds. Learn more.
New DNA Testing Scheme For Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for hyperuricosuria (HUU) in Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas. Learn more.
New DNA Testing Scheme For Lhasa Apsos
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA) in Lhasa Apsos, following consultation with the health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
New DNA Testing Scheme For Border Terriers
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Spongiform LeucoEncephaloMyelopathy (SLEM) in Border Terriers, following consultation with the breed health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
New DNA testing programme for Italian Spinoni
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing programme for cerebellar ataxia (CA) in Italian Spinoni, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed club.
New DNA testing schemes for Spanish Water Dogs
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) and congenital hypothyroidism with goiter (CHG) in Spanish Water Dogs, following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed club.
Identification required for recording of DNA test results
Following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that, from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result certificate.
New DNA testing scheme for Basset Hounds
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Basset Hound, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
New DNA testing scheme for Beagles
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Lafora’s disease in Beagles, following consultation with the Health Coordinator for the breed.
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