Health Scheme Criteria

BRONZE LEVEL

All Bulldogs to be tested from 12 months.
 
All examinations indicated on the Bulldog Breed Council Health & Conformation form are non-invasive.

 

  • All dogs to be assessed by one of the Bulldog Breed Council Approved Vet

  • Copy to be sent back to Health Administrator: Mrs Lieza Handley, 18 Sandbeds Road, Willenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV12 4EY.

 
 
A Bronze Health Certificate will not be awarded if the dog does not meet the following criteria:

 

  • Heart – referred to a cardiologist (if any abnormality found).

  • Eyes – with any conditions that are detrimental to the dog’s health.

  • Any sign of aggression.

  • Spine – any palpable abnormality will be referred for further investigation and X-ray. (eg: Spina Bifida)

 
If the information is not clear and is any way questionable, the anonymous form (identified only by certificate number) will be presented to Bulldog Breed Council whose decision is final.
 
Once the dog has achieved a clear form without the issues listed above, the Bronze Level Health Certificate will be issued and sent to the owner it will also be listed on the Breed Council website.
All data collected from the Bulldog Breed Council Health & Conformation Form, will be used at the Bulldog Breed Council Health & Conformation meetings for future surveys and general health information. (all certificates will be identified by number only)


 

SILVER LEVEL
 
All examinations indicated on the Bulldog Breed Council Health & Conformation Silver Certificate are non-invasive.

To apply for the Silver Level the following requirements have to be met:
NO EXTRA FORM IS NEEDED, JUST THE RESULTS OF THE FOLLOWING IS NEEDED, TO BE EMAILED TO haddawaybullodogs@virginmedia.com .

 

  • To have been awarded a Bronze Level Certificate.

  • Clear results on eye examination recorded.

  • To have Putnam Test  (Grade 0-1)

  • To have an HUU DNA test of Clear/ Carrier (certificate copy sent in, which includes

    Microchip/tattoo number)

  • To have obtained a RFGS (Grade 0,1,2 (BOAS))

  • No adverse tail problems (inverted or lack of tail will fail Silver level)

  • Any undesirable characteristics as applied by the Breed Standard.

  • Not to be monorchid or cryptorchid.

  • Not to have blue or green eyes.

  • Not to have colours not recognised.

  • Not to be a Dudley

 
Once the dog has achieved all the above, a Silver Level Health & Conformation Certificate is issued and sent to the owner it will also be listed on the Breed Council website.


 

GOLD LEVEL

 All Bulldogs to be over 24 months.

NO EXTRA FORM IS NEEDED, JUST THE RESULTS OF THE FOLLOWING IS NEEDED, TO BE EMAILED TO haddawaybullodogs@virginmedia.com .

  • To have been awarded both the Bronze and Silver levels.

  • BVA or ECVO eye Scheme – copy of certificate. Clear results on eye examination recorded. Test to be done at 2 years of age or over.

  • Heart screening by qualified Auscultation approved Veterinary Surgeon. (Grade 0)

  • RFGS (BOAS) (Grade 0,1) **changed on 29/9/2016, 01/07/19 see below**

  • Copies of the certificates which include Microchip/tattoo number of all the tests to be sent in. 

 
Once the dog has achieved all the above, the Gold Level Health and Conformation Certificate is issued and sent to the owner it will also be listed on the Breed Council website.

  **Note: Cambridge University Veterinary College have established a grading system for Bulldogs as from 21.09.2016.
From 01.07.19 the Bulldog Breed Council Health and Confirmation Scheme will include the RFGS (BOAS) on the silver level as well as the Gold level. To qualify for the Gold the RFGS grades should be done at 2 years or over.
 

 
We understand that most people would not willingly put their dogs under general anaesthetic, but if the situation does arise, the results of the following tests and the data they would provide would be invaluable to the future of the breed.

Gold stars will be awarded for:

  • Trachea measurements.

  • Spinal X-Ray (Thorax area).

  • Heart Doppler examination.

  • HUU Clear

  • Kennel Club Stud Book Number

  • Uk Champion

  • RFGS tested in the chamber at Cambridge University (Grade 0,1)

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