Update on Canine Health Schemes from the Kennel Club

We are sending this email below on behalf of the BVA.   “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic Canine Health Schemes wanted to update you on how this will affect your Hip and Elbow Dysplasia submissions and Eye Examinations.   Following recent government advice, we have taken a number of … Read more

Health section : Spay incontinence Update

A  further study published in 2019 “Associations between neutering and early onset urinary incontinence in UK bitches under primary veterinary care” also indicates that spaying may affect urinary incontinence in bitches and Irish Setters are one of the breeds mentioned. The conclusion of the study states: Neutering itself and age … Read more

KC Health Test Results Jan 2020

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 New Health Project News

New Health Project We write to share information on a new Animal Health Trust project, being funded by Dogs Trust. Please see a brief outline of the project below, which has been provided to us by Dr Cathryn Mellersh. Click to download information :  CRIEDD V3 FLYER More information can be … Read more

KC Hereditary Clear Status Statement

KENNEL CLUB LIMITS ‘HEREDITARY CLEAR’ STATUS TO SUPPORT ERADICATION OF HEALTH CONDITIONS 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 … 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. 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