Article Text

Dog Breeding
Online information on inherited health problems in dogs

Statistics from

A NEW website aimed at informing potential dog owners about inherited health problems associated with different breeds of dog was launched on January 11.

The Dog Breed Health website,, has been developed by Carol Fowler, who has been campaigning on dog health issues since 2003 after her Cavalier King Charles spaniel died from syringomyelia. The website contains information on the health of 130 dog breeds, including the coefficient of inbreeding, health and welfare problems caused by a breed's conformation, the health schemes and tests that are available for a …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.