National Canine Health Testing Week: 21-27 November

NCHTW DachsThe KC has issued a Press Release about National Canine Health Testing Week which is one of the Kennel Club’s annual initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of breeding and buying puppies from appropriately health tested and health screened parents.

During the week, dog breeders and puppy buyers will be provided with information on which health tests and screening schemes may be relevant to their dogs, tools to assist breeders in making health related breeding decisions and information for puppy buyers to ask the right questions before buying a puppy.

Dog owners are being encouraged to take a ‘dog’s eye view’ photograph of their four-legged friends as part of this year’s National Canine Health Testing Week (21st to 27th November). To take a #DogsEyeView photo, the Kennel Club is asking people to take a picture of their dog from behind, with the ears, head or whole body in shot, to show the dog’s view. The photo could be taken low to the ground and should emphasise how a dog sees the world. The dog could be looking at a stunning view, going for a walk through the woods, meeting family and friends or doing an everyday activity. Photos can be funny, serious, or poignant, and should be posted on social media using the hashtags #DogsEyeView and #NCHTW.

This is a good opportunity to take a look at the Breed Council’s recently launched IVDD Screening Programme. If your Dachshund is between 24 and 48 months old, and you plan to breed from him/her, please consider joining the screening programme which is being subsidised by the Health Fund.

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