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The database is open to ALL Newfoundland owners, breeders and enthusiasts in the UK and worldwide.
This web site was launched in August 2010. It is produced and supported by the three Newfoundland Clubs in the UK which are registered with and recognised by the Kennel Club as representative Breed Clubs.
We hope that you will find the data available here informative and useful. Please revisit regularly as new records are continuously being added.
Paramount to the health of future generations of Newfoundlands is the screening of dogs and bitches used for breeding. There are four main health issues which are relevant and of particular concern in the Newfoundland breed. This site presents the collated data from the tests on individual dogs and bitches and is intended to educate and inform interested parties, especially persons considering the purchase of a Newfoundland puppy and breeders selecting stud dogs or females for breeding.
This site is purely concerned with the recording and presentation of health test results information. If you need advice or assistance, we strongly recommend that you should refer to any or all of the individual web sites of the three participating Newfoundand Clubs. On the Contacts page you will find email addresses of the health co-ordinators/contacts for each of the Clubs.
In the early 1990s, a small group of concerned Newfoundland owners and breeders recognised that there might be a problem with hearts in the Newfoundland breed.
Initially limited checking of hearts was done by auscultation (a stethoscopic examination carried out by a veterinary cardiologist). As a result of those tests and national publicity a wider programme of heart testing was introduced in 1994.
With the advent of portable canine echo doppler cardiology and an obvious need for many more examinations, several dedicated Newfoundland owners and breeders launched a campaign to raise money.
A substantial sum was raised by voluntary donations in early 2000 which was given to the University of Edinburgh to help fund and support the research and purchase equipment for canine echo doppler cardiology.
This resulted in Newfoundlands being the first breed in the UK to benefit widely from echo doppler heart testing.
The (British) Veterinary Cardiology Society forward copies of the reports of heart tests on all Newfoundlands to the Database Administrators.
The data is recorded and displayed here whenever the reports have a permission to publish clause signed by the owners.
Some data is entered from documents sent in directly by the owners or breeders themselves, particularly in the case of non-uk dogs and for cystinuria tests pre-dating the recording and publishing of cystinuria test results by the Kennel Club.
The data on this web site is mirrored to the web sites of the Newfoundland Club, the Northern Newfoundland Club and the Southern Newfoundland Club. We hope this sharing of data will make the information widely and easily available to all.
Copyright Notice: All text, images, layouts and documents on this site are the property of the copyright holders and all rights are reserved. © 2010-2016 The Newfoundland Club, The Northern Newfoundland Club and The Southern Newfoundland Club.
Disclaimer: The data available on this web site has been collated with care to achieve the best accuracy as possible. However, no warranty or guarantee is stated or implied. Users should be able to verify all data with the Kennel Club, the owners or breeders in question.