Health and dog care

As a dog owner, taking care of your dog's health and well-being should be your top priority. Whether you're a dog owner or a breeder, learn more about the work we do for dog health and how you can ensure your dog lives a long, happy and healthy life.
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Health & health screening

Spot the health problems dogs can face in their lifetime, plus health screening, DNA testing and inbreeding.

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Caring for your dog day to day

Learn about the best way to take care of your dog; from grooming to vaccinations and going on holiday.

Dog care
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What we do for dog health

We help improve dog's lives, now and in the future, via research, collaboration, resources & health schemes.

What we do for dog health
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DNA Testing Services

The Kennel Club DNA Testing Services offers a simple and cost-effective way to DNA test your dog.

DNA Testing

Brachycephalic hub

Learn about health issues in flat-faced dogs and what we're doing to improve the health of these breeds.

Brachycephalic breeds

Information for vets

Explore some helpful links and information that veterinary professionals may find useful.

Information for vets

Useful resources

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Health and Care A to Z

Explore our A to Z of common dog health issues. Here you'll find a number of articles on health and well-being issues that may affect your dog during its lifetime.

Browse our A to Z
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Health Test Results Finder

Look up any Kennel Club registered dog and see all available health information, DNA test results and screening scheme grades that we record.

Find health test results
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Inbreeding Co-efficient

Our inbreeding calculators use all our pedigree records to calculate the degree of inbreeding for individual dogs or for the future puppies of two potential mates.

Inbreeding Co-efficient