The Kennel Club is helping to promote a breed health survey for English springer spaniels, designed to give a stronger picture of the health and temperament of the breed in the UK.
The Kennel Club (KC) is helping to promote a breed health survey for English springer spaniels, designed to give a stronger picture of the health and temperament of the breed in the UK.
The survey will provide meaningful data that can be used by researchers focusing on canine health issues.
Compiled by the joint health coordinators for the UK English springer spaniel breed clubs, the survey is aimed at all UK residents who own an English springer spaniel. KC registration is not required, although the club is contacting owners of registered dogs to encourage them to take part.
To help put any problems in context, owners are being asked to submit reports on healthy dogs as well as those with diagnosed health conditions, and also to report on any dog they have owned that has died since January 2008.
The survey can be completed via a new English Springer Spaniel health reporting website – www.englishspringerhealth.org.uk – until July 31, 2013.
Results of the survey will be analysed and published anonymously on the website, which will also provide an ongoing facility for UK owners to report any diagnosed health conditions affecting their English Springer Spaniels, or their age and cause of death.