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Health Testing At Crufts 2024

5 months ago
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1st February, 2024 22h07

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The Kennel Club


Kennel Club urges competitors to sign up for health testing offerings at Crufts, including discounted DNA testing and eye testing for all breeds, and free breathing assessments for brachycephalic breeds

The Kennel Club is pleased to offer eye testing to all exhibitors, and free Respiratory Function Grading scheme assessments for Bulldog, French Bulldog and Pug exhibitors, at Crufts this year.

There will be 60 eye testing appointments per day, giving a total of 240 appointments across the four days of the show from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 March, for all breeds. There is a morning session (from 10am to 1pm) and an afternoon session (from 2pm to 5pm).

The eye testing is booked on a first come, first served basis and allocated in the order received. Appointments can be booked directly through The Kennel Club website. The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye scheme examination at Crufts 2024 costs £30.00 per dog, reduced from the £47.50 rate of a normal group session.

Exhibitors must bring their dog’s Kennel Club registration certificate to the appointment, along with any previous eye test certificates, and exhibitors must already have a dog pass to book an eye test appointment.

The Kennel Club is also pleased to confirm that it will be offering free Respiratory Function Grading scheme (RFG) assessments for Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs at Crufts. 

The free RFG scheme assessments will be available on Thursday 7 March only and bookings will not be taken in advance. Interested exhibitors should arrange appointments with The Kennel Club team next to the vet check area by rings 15 and 22 in Hall 4 at Crufts. Appointments will be booked on the day on a first come, first served basis.

Exhibitors who secure an appointment are asked to bring their dog’s Kennel Club registration certificate with them.

Please contact The Kennel Club health team for information on how to get your dog health tested by contacting Health (The Kennel Club) online or speaking directly to the team at Crufts.

Helen Kerfoot, Crufts Show Manager, said: “Crufts celebrates healthy and happy dogs, and we hope that by making health testing accessible and easily available at Crufts, that these offers will be taken up and the information provided will be used to reduce the frequency of eye disease or breathing issues being passed on to puppies. The Kennel Club health team will be on hand throughout the event to speak to owners and breeders interested in improving canine health and the schemes and initiatives we offer.”

More information about eye testing can be found on The Kennel Club website and the BVA website. More about The Kennel Club/University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading scheme for Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs is available at thekennelclub.org.uk/rfgs 

The Kennel Club is also offering 20% off all DNA testing products at Crufts 2024. Those interested in purchasing a discounted test kit can visit the health team on The Kennel Club stand in Hall 3. More information about The Kennel Club DNA Testing Services is available at thekennelclub.org.uk/dnatesting 

For information on how to get to Crufts at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), visit the Crufts website. The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye scheme examinations will be held in the vet centre, which is located in Hall 2.


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