KC Health Test Results July 2019

All health test results have been supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the Kennel Club and will be updated periodically. Eye tests results for Irish Setters Irish Setter CLAD clear Irish Setter CLAD carriers Irish Setter CLAD hereditarily clear Irish setter PRA rcd1 clear results Irish setter PRArcd1 Hereditarily … Read more

KC Study reveals powerful long-term impact of DNA tests on dog diseases

Study reveals powerful long-term impact of DNA tests on dog diseases 18th January 2019 – 9:44 AM A new study has revealed that the number of pedigree dogs at risk of often painful and debilitating inherited diseases is being dramatically reduced by responsible breeders. The research, carried out by scientists … Read more

Give a Dog a Genome (GDG) Update

As you already know, we selected two Irish Setters with Idiopathic epilepsy to be whole genome sequenced as part of Give a Dog a Genome (GDG). The sequencing of the second dog has now been completed by the external laboratory and the data has been made available for us to … Read more

Longevity and Mortality Paper

New Longevity and Mortality Paper Please see link to new scientific paper which is of interest to the breed. Background The domestic dog is one of the most diverse mammalian species, exhibiting wide variations in morphology, behaviour and morbidity across breeds. Therefore, it is not unexpected that breeds should also … Read more

KC Health Test Results July 2019

All health test results have been supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the Kennel Club and will be updated periodically. Hip results for Irish Setters Elbow report for Irish Setters Eye results for Irish Setter CLAD – clear results for Irish Setter CLAD – carrier results for Irish Setters … Read more

CHANGE IN IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR RECORDING OF DNA TEST RESULTS

The Kennel Club’s Health Team would like to make you aware that following consultation with the Dog Health Group, the Kennel Club has confirmed that from 1st August 2018, any DNA health test result submitted for inclusion on its database must have at least two forms of identification on the result … Read more

A big thank you

To those owners who have sent Buccal Swabs to the Helsinki Epilepsy Research Project: Another step forward has been taken in the study of canine epilepsy. In June 2015 Hannes Lohi’s team at Helsinki University published a research paper in which the team concluded that their genetic data implicated ADAM23 as a … Read more

Give A Dog A Genome

We are delighted that The Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust (IRSRCT) has funded this for our breed and have confirmation that we have been included in the 50 breeds. Sequencing the Irish Setter genome will aid future research into inherited disease.  We look forward to hearing how the research … Read more