Changes to Eye Scheme, removal of Schedule B


Update from Kennel Club "As you may be aware, the Kennel Club has been collaborating with the British Veterinary Association and the Eye Panel Working Party to assess the current format of the BVA/KC/ International Sheepdog Society (ISDS), particularly with regard to Schedule B. Following this, it has been decided by the Working Party [...]

Changes to Eye Scheme, removal of Schedule B2019-12-19T19:05:40+01:00

Discounted Eye Tests 20th July 2019


Routine eye testing for our breed 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 to take place at Spitz in the Park [...]

Discounted Eye Tests 20th July 20192019-04-30T08:59:02+01:00

Research: Addisons in Finnish Lapphunds


The Royal Veterinary College research programme into developing a diagnostic test for canine Addison's is now ready to accept samples from dogs diagnosed with this condition. They are keen to have samples (a small amount of blood which can be collected at routine electrolyte testing) from UK Lappies, indeed the more Lappies who provide samples [...]

Research: Addisons in Finnish Lapphunds2017-05-09T22:37:41+01:00

Animal Health Trust Annual Review


The AHT Annual Review looking at achievements in 2015 is now available online, the SFLS are listed under donations You can also download the report as a PDF

Animal Health Trust Annual Review2016-08-30T23:10:53+01:00

What the Kennel Club does for dog health


A new report has been produced on ‘What the Kennel Club does for dog health’ What does it contain? The report encompasses much of the work undertaken in recent years and includes detailed sections on: How we promote health through education Initiatives designed to improve health awareness in dog shows How we promote and progress [...]

What the Kennel Club does for dog health2017-05-09T22:37:41+01:00

KC Heath Survey 2014


In 2014 the KC conducted a health survey open to all breeds, the results are now published, including those for Finnish Lapphunds Forms were received representing 89 living dogs & 4 deceased dogs. The previous health survey was conducted in 2004 The data sample is too small to be able to make any robust assumptions, [...]

KC Heath Survey 20142016-02-24T19:55:28+01:00

AHT Genome project


Members may have read that the Animal Health Trust (AHT) recently asked breed clubs to consider partially funding their canine genome project, the idea being that if the breed club donated £1000, a further £1000 would be matched by AHT from a grant from the Kennel Club, and then in return,  the breed would be [...]

AHT Genome project2017-05-09T22:37:41+01:00