Dog Advisory Council publishes its Report on the 8 priorities for dog breeding

Experts from within the Advisory Council and elsewhere have contributed to the Council’s Report on the 8 Genetic Priorities for Dog Breeding.

The priorities are: Eye diseases and ocular problems linked to head conformation; Beathing difficulties (brachycelphalic obstructive airway syndrome) link to head conformation (flat face); Chiari malformation/Syringomyelia; Seizures and Epilepsy; Heart disease (various types); Skin disorders; Hip and Elbow dysplasia; Separation related behaviour problems.

The problems are outlined and recommendations made for tackling them.

The full report can be found here: