Completed Health Projects
Competed Health Projects are available here
Information for Breeders
Kennel Club Breed Health and Conservation Plan
The Kennel Club launched a dynamic new resource for breed clubs and individual breeders – the Breed Health and Conservation Plans (BHCP) project – in September 2016. The purpose of the project is to ensure that all health concerns for a breed are identified through evidence-based criteria, and that breeders are provided with useful information and resources to support them in making balanced breeding decisions that make health a priority.
The initial report above will be reviewed in late 2019. Well worth a read.
Kennel Club Academy
Kennel Club on-line learning resource including information on: Dog Breeding, Getting started with Genes and Inheritance, Getting started with DNA Testing, Getting started with Simple and Complex Inherited Disorders, How to use Mate Select, Getting started with Inbreeding and Selection, Getting started with Estimated Breeding Values.
Breeding from your dogs
Kennel Club information guide
Breeding for health
Kennel Club information guide
Portosystemic shunt testing
Factor VII Deficiency
What is Portosystemic Shunt?
Forms to Download
Nottingham University Sample Form
Nottingham University DNA swab owner consent Form
Nottingham University Genetic Study Update Form
Animal Health Trust DNA Sample Submission Form
Animal Health Trust DNA Follow up Form
Mortality Data Reporting Form
Nottingham University GDV Survey Form
General health information / articles of interest
October 2017 Nottingham University Project Update
Genomic insights into Cardiomyopathies: A comparative cross-species review
A review of the genetics of heart disease in various species
Paper examining Osteosarcoma Genetic Inheritance
Tick Borne Disease
Sept Nottingham DCM update
Portosystemic Shunt Survey Report
Animal DNA Diagnostics Ltd (Factor VII testing)
Canine DNA Storage
DNA Storage Programme Protocol
Cardiac or Respiratory Disease?
The Bateson Inquiry
Donations to the Deerhound Health Fund
The Deerhound Club needs your support to help fund health projects. If you are able to donate any money, however, small, to help improve deerhound health into the future please donate via paypal using the buttons below or send a cheque made payable to the Deerhound Club to Rachel Quinn, stating that the money is to be allocated to the Deerhound Health Fund. A separate Health Fund account has been established for this purpose. The money will be used in the first instance to fund Phase 2 of the heart study. The club have been very fortunate to have received a donation from Bev Doyle of £3000 which the club has matched. This is funding Phase 1 of the study and the screening of 40 dogs. To continue this study, further funds are needed, and therefore the Deerhound Club are very grateful for health fund donations.
Rachels Address is:
7 Park Valley
Thank you for your help The Deerhound Health Group