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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.
New DNA testing schemes for the English Setter
Health - 7th August 2019 - 4:22 PM
The Kennel Club has approved two new official DNA testing schemes for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-rcd4) and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the English Setter following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
New DNA testing scheme for the Giant Schnauzer
Health - 15th July 2019 - 3:50 PM
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 clubs.
The Kennel Club, putting its money back into helping the health and welfare of dogs
Health - 21st May 2019 - 5:50 PM
The Kennel Club is committed to improving the health and welfare of all dogs and over the last year has given funds totalling £842,000 to organisations and charitable causes including its own charity the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
Kennel Club launches new heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels supported by Veterinary Cardiovascular Society
Health - 14th May 2019 - 5:49 PM
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).
New DNA testing scheme for the Miniature Poodle
Health - 9th May 2019 - 3:30 PM
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for osteochondrodysplasia (OC) in the Miniature Poodle following consultation with the breed’s health co-ordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.

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