Eye Scheme Changes 2020

Following consultation with the Eye Panel Working Party, The Kennel Club and British Veterinary Association have announced a number of changes to the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme, effective from 1st January 2020. Removal of Schedule B Schedule B will be removed. … Continue reading

CRIEDD – Eye Disease Project

Latest News From the Kennel Club/Animal Health Trust   New Animal Health Trust Project – funded by Dogs Trust   “This new project will involve vets, ophthalmologists and research specialists to make a real difference, particularly to new and emerging … Continue reading

Limiting Hereditary Clear Status

In January 2022, the Kennel Club will be limiting “hereditary clear” status of registered dogs to two generations. PRESS RELEASE: 4/09/2019 KENNEL CLUB LIMITS ‘HEREDITARY CLEAR’ STATUS TO SUPPORT ERADICATION OF HEALTH CONDITIONS From January 2022, the Kennel Club will … Continue reading

GPRA – PRA5 DNA Test Approved by KC

NEW DNA TESTING SCHEME FOR THE GIANT SCHNAUZER The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA5) in the Giant Schnauzer following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed … Continue reading

Kennel Club Breed Health Survey 2014

The survey ran until 25th December 2014, the results have now been analysed and published The Kennel Club (KC) 2014 Pedigree Breed Health Survey (PBHS) results were published recently, with the KC stating there were substantial differences in the way … Continue reading

Inbreeding Coefficient Update

The Kennel Club has Released New Annual Breed Averages for Inbreeding Giant Schnauzer New Annual breed average COI, based on dogs born in the UK in 2013: 2.8% Previous breed average COI, based on dogs registered and recorded in 2013: 2.2% Difference: … Continue reading