At the request of the Keeshond Breed Clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for primary hyperparathyroid (PHPT) for the Keeshond breed. The test is offered by Cornell University in America.
At the request of the Keeshond Breed Clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved an official DNA testing scheme for primary hyperparathyroid (PHPT) for the Keeshond breed.
The test is offered by Cornell University in America and further details can be obtained from http://www.vet.cornell.edu/labs/goldstein/.
For the test result to be added to the dog’s details on the registration database, owners are required to submit a copy of the test certificate to The Kennel Club. 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 who have already had their dog(s) DNA tested for this condition can send copies of the test certificate into the Kennel Club and the data will be added to the dog’s registration details. 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.
Dogs classed as hereditarily clear (negative by descent) can also have their registration certificate updated for free, provided that both parents’ statuses are already recorded and an original registration certificate is supplied.
Please send the DNA test certificates to: The Health & Breeder Services Department, The Kennel Club, 1 – 5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB. Test certificates can also be faxed to 020 7518 1028, or email to Gary Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on this scheme, please contact Professor Jeff Sampson at email@example.com.