New Breed Health Survey for Australian Cattle Dog supported by Kennel Club

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club is supporting a recently launched breed health survey for Australian Cattle Dogs, designed to give a stronger picture of the health of the breed.

The survey, compiled by the Australian Cattle Dog Society, will help the breed to put any problems in context by asking owners to submit reports on their healthy dogs, as well as those with diagnosed health conditions.

The survey can be completed by anyone who owns an Australian Cattle Dog, whether Kennel Club registered or not, and all information given will be treated in complete confidence, with no names of dogs, or owners’ details ever being published.

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The survey will provide meaningful data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues. After the survey period has ended, the results will be analysed and published anonymously as a breed health report.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are very happy to support the Australian Cattle Dog Society with their breed health survey. Surveys of this type are a useful way to map out the current state of the health of the breed and to help secure and maintain breed health in years to come, so we would recommend as many owners and breeders of Australian Cattle Dogs as possible take part.”

The survey is available for completion online and can be found on the Australian Cattle Dog Society website, and will run until 31st December 2013. A paper copy of the survey, as well as further information, can be obtained by emailing Adam Beral at ACDSecretary@gmail.com.

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