Canine Health Schemes

  • About the Schemes

    The BVA and the Kennel Club (KC) work in partnership to provide a number of health screening programmes - the Canine Health Schemes.

    The Canine Health Schemes enable breeders to screen for a range of inherited diseases so they can make informed decisions as to whether those dogs should be included in breeding programmes.

    BVA/KC currently operate health schemes for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, inherited eye diseases and Chiari-malformation/Syringomyelia.

    For further information contact the Canine Health Schemes Department on 020 7908 6380 or

  • Hip Dysplasia

    Find out more about the BVA/KC Hip Dysplasia Scheme
  • Elbow Dysplasia

    Find out more about the BVA/KC Elbow Dysplasia Scheme
  • Hereditary Eye Disease

    Find out more about screening for Hereditary Eye Disease under the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme
  • CM/SM Scheme

    Find out more about the BVA/KC Chiari-malformation /Syringomyelia Scheme