The Kennel Club has identified Basset Hounds as a breed for which they recommend testing for Elbow Dysplasia. The Health Group has ascertained the actual number of problems within this breed. We are also interested in the amount of exercise given to puppies This survey will help us to review this condition and the information will help us to improve knowledge on the prevalence of lameness affecting the forelimbs and determine if this is an emerging issue. This information follows on from our previous surveys which were carried out in 2009, 2011 and especially 2014.
If you wish to take part your will find the survey on www.bassetsrus.uk.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and no names of owners or dogs' details will ever be published. By including your Basset Hound's name and your own name, along with any reports or letters relating to your dogs' condition, we will be able to come back to you for further information if needed. The raw data, with dog's and owner's names, will only be seen by the Basset Hound Health Group Breed Health Coordinator and Health Representative(s) if necessary. All interim and final results will be available in due course on www.bassetsrus.uk
THIS HEALTH SURVEY ENDS ON 15th DECEMBER 2020
In view of the ever changing situation as regards the coronavirus pandemic, it is with regret and much disappointment that the Officers and Committee of The Basset Hound Club have decided to cancel this year’s Championship Show which was scheduled to be held on Saturday 7 November at the Kennel Club Building.
Further announcements will be made should the show be re-scheduled for some time in 2021.