At the request of the Bedlington terrier breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for the inherited liver disease copper toxicosis (COMMD1).
At the request of the Bedlington Terrier breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for copper toxicosis (COMMD1).
Copper toxicosis in Bedlington Terriers is an inherited disorder that results in liver disease from copper accumulation and toxicity.
The official DNA test is offered by the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and further details can be obtained from them at www.aht.org.uk.
Copies of all future test certificates issued by the AHT will be sent directly to the Kennel Club, as from November 1, 2011, where the test result will be added to the dog’s details on the registration database. This will trigger the publication of the test result in the next available Breed Records Supplement, and the result will also appear on any new registration certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates of any future progeny of the dog.
Owners of dogs who have already had their dog(s) DNA tested for this condition can send copies of the DNA certificates into the Kennel Club and the data will be added to the dog’s registration details. Alternatively copies of DNA certificates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, if the owner includes the original registration certificate for the dog (not a copy) then a new registration certificate will be issued, with the DNA result on it, free of charge. Please send the DNA test certificates to:
Health & Breeder Services Department
The Kennel Club
1 – 5 Clarges Street
- For further information on this scheme, contact Prof Jeff Sampson at email@example.com