Launch of DNA test for progressive retinal atrophy in the English Shepherd dog

The Canine Genetics Centre (CGC) is excited to announce the launch of a new DNA test, for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the English Shepherd Dog, a breed that has shared ancestry with the Border Collie, the Rough Collie and the Australian Shepherd. Continue reading

Update from Crufts 2024

The Canine Genetics and Canine Genetics Testing teams shared a stand for a busy four days at Crufts 2024.

We would like to thank everyone who came and visited us to ask about genetic testing, to make donations to our appeal and to wish us well. It was fantastic to meet in person so many people who have donated to help support the CGC, from the UK and form further afield – we think California was the furthest that anyone had travelled! Continue reading

Exercise induced paroxysmal movement disorder in Weimaraners

The Kennel Club Genetics Centre has an archive of over 40,000 DNA samples that has been collected over decades.  This collection, which contains DNA from dogs of nearly two hundred different breeds of dog, has played a central role in all the KCGC’s successful research projects.  But it has also contributed to research done by teams of researchers from other institutions. Continue reading