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Here we have downloadable leaflets of all of the relevent Health issues we are currently researching or have recently researched.
While we hope you find this information of great use it should be considered information only and should you be expereincing any health issues with your Basset we urge you to take it to you vet without delay.
We will be adding to our downloadable library as we continue to collect information
BHHG Health Certificate Form
The aim of the health assessment is to encourage all owners and breeders to have their dogs assessed for visual conditions that may cause pain or discomfort due to exaggerated conformation. The health assessment forms will provide the Basset Hound Health Group with valuable data relating to the health of the breed.
What will happen to the information you provide?
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and no names of owners, or dogs’ details will ever be published.
Bronze Level Certificate - is designed for young Basset Hound’s to undergo a basic health assessment. (At any age from 6 months on)
Silver Level Certificate - to claim your Basset Hound’s Silver Level Certificate he/she must meet the following criteria -
• To have obtained the Bronze Level Certificate:
• To have undergone a KC/BVA Gonioscopy Test, irrespective of the result
Gold Level Certificate - to claim your Basset Hound’s Gold level Certificate he/she must meet the following criteria -
• To have obtained the Bronze Level Certificate
• To have obtained the Silver Level Certificate
• To be KC/BVA Gonioscopy unaffected
Includes information on: Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma
Includes information on: Entropion, Ectropion, Cherry Eye and Conjunctivitis
Includes information on: Gastric Dilation Volulus - Bloat
Includes information on: Malassezia
Includes information on: Elbow Dysplasia
Includes information on: Disc Disease
Includes information on: Puppy Farming
Includes information on: The Health Group and its objectives
Includes information on: Persistant Mullerian Duct Syndrome - PMDS
We believe the future of our breed is knowledge and communication
Official site of the Basset Hound Health Group
The Basset Hound Health Group - is run under the auspices of all 8 UK based Basset Hound Breed Clubs