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Kennel Club announces Combibreed DNA test packages for Miniature Dachshunds


The Kennel Club and Weatherbys have introduced a further 38 CombiBreed™ health test packages, available for 41 new breeds, in order to provide a simplified process for canine genetic health testing for the benefit of both dog breeders and owners, and help to eradicate some of the most concerning genetic disorders facing certain breeds. This brings the total number of breeds eligible for the health packages to 61.


The new tests are available for Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund (Lafora and Cord1 PRA), Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund (Cord1 PRA), Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund (Cord1 PRA).


CombiBreed® health test packages simplify the process of genetic testing by using a single cheek swab to check a dog’s DNA for all of the breed’s priority DNA tests. By making genetic testing more accessible, it will help responsible breeders work towards eradicating these conditions and will encourage first time breeders to make the health of the puppies they breed a priority.


Results from these tests will automatically be recorded on the dog’s record, and will be freely available on The Kennel Club website, allowing puppy buyers to check if the dog they are thinking of buying has come from health-tested parents.


The CombiBreed® health test packages are available to order directly from The Kennel Club Shop via www.thekennelclub.org.uk/shop/health


For more information on CombiBreed® health tests packages, visit The Kennel Club website: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/combibreed.

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