Eye testing

2024-05-12T21:33:53+01:00May 12th, 2024|health, SitP|

Eye testing is available at Spitz in the Park Routine eye testing for many breeds is not only essential for those dogs used for breeding, but testing of the wider population gives a greater indication of the health of the breed and the prevalence of eye conditions. We have arranged for discounted eye testing [...]

Finnish Lapphund Health website launched

2023-04-06T07:41:13+01:00April 6th, 2023|health|

The SFLS in conjunction with FLC of GB has launched a new Breed Health website, bringing together key health information for the breed, and to enable the Breed Health Coordinator (BHC) to capture and share information for the betterment of the breed. As with any website this will be a “work in progress” and content [...]

BVA/KC Eye Scheme Survey

2022-10-28T15:37:32+01:00October 28th, 2022|health|

Following the hip and elbow survey (of which the results are currently going through analysis), the BVA have also developed a survey to owners and breeders who have used the BVA/KC Eye Scheme, to gain valuable feedback on the scheme’s performance and particular areas that need development. This survey is open to all breeds  [...]

NEW – KC DNA Testing Services (Finnish Lapphund)

2022-10-27T22:48:31+01:00October 27th, 2022|health, kennel club|

News from the KC DNA services The Kennel Club has withdrawn CombiBreed, and have been working to relaunch a new and improved tool for owners and breeders. The new product, set to be released on the 1st November 2022, will be named The Kennel Club’s DNA Testing Services. The new product will be carried [...]

News from Cambridge Vet School – including KC Genetics Centre

2021-12-23T21:05:18+00:00December 23rd, 2021|health, SitP|

As regular contributors to the KC Genetics Centre, we have received a copy of their latest Newsletter.  Quite apt timing as following the Spitz in the Park held earlier this year we have been able to send a £2000 donation to assist with the Cataract research. Creature Features Digital

Breeding/Health Testing and COVID

2021-02-08T18:59:58+00:00January 23rd, 2021|health|

The recent and ongoing Lockdowns mandated both regionally and nationally have undoubtedly created uncertainty and difficulties regarding what owners/breeders can do, and this is especially relevant to Health Testing.  The Committee of the SFLS feel it is necessary for us to provide you with guidance especially in respect of the Code of Ethics of [...]

Hip Scoring – alternative schemes

2021-01-01T21:05:33+00:00January 1st, 2021|health|

As members know the Code of Ethics for the Southern Finnish Lapphund Society require that dogs be hip scored, and the results published, prior to mating.  The SFLS CoE specifically states: 23 (b) In addition all stock prior to mating must be examined for the control of Hip Dysplasia and a published score be [...]

BVA/KC Canine Health Scheme Score suspended due to Covid

2020-12-22T09:34:08+00:00December 22nd, 2020|health|

News from BVA - Canine Health Schemes update -  Due to the new Tier 4 restrictions, all hip and elbow scoring has regrettably been suspended for the time being. Submissions are being processed by date received and will be allocated to scoring sessions as soon as possible. Please be patient during this time.More info: [...]

Canine Genetics Centre Saved

2020-07-28T17:50:42+01:00July 28th, 2020|health, kennel club|

The SFLS has through the generosity of its members and friends provided considerable funding to the Canine Genetics Centre at the AHT - and so we are pleased to hear the following news from the KC KENNEL CLUB GENETICS CENTRE DATA AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL SAVED Important research assets rescued from Newmarket and moved to [...]

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