Health Schemes

We are the largest UK organisation devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Our objective is to ensure that dogs live healthy, happy lives with responsible owners
BVA/KC health schemes
The Kennel Club (KC) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) currently operate health schemes for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and inherited eye diseases.
Elbow dysplasia breeding advice
Information about the BVA/KC Elbow Dysplasia Scheme
Eye conditions and breeding advice
The BVA/KC/International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) Eye Scheme offers breeders the possibility of eye testing to screen for inherited eye disease in certain breeds
Hip dysplasia and breeding advice
Information about the BVA/KC Hip Dysplasia Scheme
Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia
BVA/KC scoring scheme for Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia (CM/SM)
Kennel Club launches new heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels supported by Veterinary Cardiovascular Society
A new heart scheme for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been launched by the Kennel Club (KC) in consultation with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed clubs and supported by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS).
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