NEW DNA TESTING SCHEME FOR HUNGARIAN WIREHAIRED VIZSLAS
The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for hyperuricosuria (HUU) in Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas, following consultation with the breed health coordinator on behalf of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association.
To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from, and which labs will send results direct to the KC, please refer to the worldwide DNA testing list at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The popularity of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla has been slowly increasing over the past decade and the population is now more than double what it was ten years ago, so we are pleased to be announcing this new DNA test for the breed. It will further help breeders make informed decisions when it comes to breeding, enable potential puppy buyers to be aware of issues which could affect their chosen breed, and ultimately protect and maintain the health of the breed.”
The Kennel Club continues to work alongside breed clubs and breed health coordinators, in a collaborative effort to improve the health of pedigree dogs and we are happy to accommodate a club’s request to add a new DNA test to its lists. We would normally need a formal request from the breed’s health coordinator or a majority request from the breed clubs.
Test results will be added to the dog’s registration details which will trigger the publication of the result in the next available Breed Records Supplement. The result will appear on any new registration certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates of any future progeny of the dog, and also on the Health Test Results Finder on the Kennel Club website. Results for dogs already tested can also be recorded, but owners will need to submit copies of the DNA certificates themselves.
If the owner includes the original registration certificate for the dog (not a copy) then a new registration certificate will be issued, with the DNA result on it, free of charge. Please send any DNA test certificates to Health & Breeder Services, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London, W1J 8AB, or scan and email copies of the certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedules are available for the HWVA Championship Show on 15th April 2017 at Tomlinson’s Canine Centre, Markfield, Leics., from
tel : 01246 418624
Online entries may be made at www.dog.biz
Breed Judge: John Thirlwell ( Ferndel)
Special Award Judges: Jennifer Millard (dogs) Steve Richardson (bitches)
Judges: Stevie Allerton (B2871 ) & Jean Baldwin (non-panel)
Entry will be limited to 15 runners
Entry Fees: £20 member, £25 non members
To arrive by 24 February 2017
The HWVA Show Committee is grateful to the Association’s President Mr George Stevenson for donating prizes to winners at this years Championship Show to be held on 15 April.
Show Secretary Mrs Christine Schofield said, ” This is such a generous gesture, nobody enters the Show for prize money but this year the BIS will receive £50, the RBIS £25 and the same to BPIS. It does make the day that little bit more exciting”
The Breed Championship Show is to be held on 15 April at Tomlinsons Canine Centre Markfield, Leicestershire. The Judge is Mr John Thirlwell with Special Awards being judged by Jennifer Millard (Dogs) and Steve Richardson (Bitches).
On line entries through Dog Biz close at 12 noon on 17 March with postal entries closing 13 March (postmark)
Further details available here.
Lichfield Canine Society Open Show 28th January 2017
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
I would like to thank the Litchfield Canine Society for inviting me to judge at this show, and the HWVCGB for sponsoring the classes. I would
also like to thank everyone who entered under me, I was quite overwhelmed by your support. I could not have wished for a better
quality entry including some top dogs from the Uk and Hungary. Unfortunately some dogs were unsettled on the day, results could have
been quite different.
Junior (5/1) Ist Zoldmali Hope of Zoltarous (Z Dicker) Good workmanlike type, moderate size. Well balanced on the move, with reach and drive. Good wiry coat, rich colour. Nice head and eye, well laid shoulders, straight topline, held on the move. Moderate angulation to the rear, nice feet. 2nd Holsan Wirestone from Morganna (E Bendikas) Taller and finer built that 1, moved well..3rd Morganna Centrefold (R Newman) Only puppy of the day. 10 month bitch, well up to size, needs to move with more speed to show herself to advantage. Nice head and eye, good depth of chest and rear angulation. BP
Post Graduate (4/0) Zoldmali Extreme (Z Miczec) A dog that lives up to his name, you cannot deny his breed type or being fit for function.
Well constructed throughout, strong wiry coat, plenty of bone and well muscled, slightly erratic on the move, which lost him the challenge
RBOB. 2nd Gonegos Climb upon my Music (H Gray) Unlucky to come up against 1 today. Good type, well built and balanced dog, nice head, good front assembly and depth of chest. Well muscled, with good rear angulation.
Open (8/0) 1st Ch Morganna Star Anise JW ShCM Good type, at the top of her game. Wouldn’t want her any larger, strong chest and body. Good wiry coat, well set tail. Good construction giving balance on the move, good angulation, BOB Gundog G2. 2nd NL CH Zoldmali Anizs at Genlusa (Imp Hung) (D Wearing) Lighter built than 1 but of correct size and coat. Good angulation, well muscled hind quarters, moved with drive and balance.
The AHT have recommended that an HWV with idiopathic epilepsy has their genome sequenced for the “Give a dog a genome” project. We now need to identify suitable dogs to submit to the AHT for them to select the ideal dog to sequence.
We need details of as many HWV diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy as possible to allow us the best chance at finding the ideal “candidates”.
The following statement has been issued by the AHT.
“Epilepsy is a devastating neurological disease which can be simply defined as the tendency to have recurrent seizures. Epilepsy is the most prevalent canine neurological disorder and it was the most commonly reported health concern in the AHT’s Give a Dog a Genome breed health summary. This supports the AHT’s on-going efforts understand the genetics of epilepsy.
Prior to the Give a Dog a Genome project the AHT had been focusing its genetic investigation into canine epilepsy in two breeds; the Italian Spinone and the Border Collie. Sequencing the whole genomes of dogs affected with epilepsy from additional breeds as part of the Give a Dog a Genome project could add a crucial resource to these studies and might lead to better understanding of the possible causes of epilepsy across all of these breeds.
Many different breeds suffer from epilepsy although the age of onset and the type and pattern of seizures can differ between breeds. It is likely to be genetically complex and can affect dogs differently making it a challenge to diagnose, treat and prevent. The term ‘Idiopathic Epilepsy’ means that no underlying cause for the seizures can be identified. All other possible causes of seizures, or other diseases which could look like seizures, need to be excluded before idiopathic epilepsy can be diagnosed. It is essential for our research that we are as certain of the diagnosis as possible before a DNA sample from an affected dog is used for whole genome sequencing.”
If you own a dog diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy please help us by completing our confidential form here and seeing if your dog may be suitable to be sequenced.
For further details contact email@example.com
Breed Judge: Debbie Wearing (Genlusa)
Group Judge: Brian Limpus (Karidell)
Schedules from www.arenaprint.co.uk
Breed Judge: Debra Revell
Group Judge: John Thirwell
Postal entries close Friday, 6th January 2017 (Postmark)
On-line entries can be made up until midnight on Sunday, 15th January 2017 at www.fossedata.co.uk
After our successful days last year The HWVA are delighted to be able to offer a Shot Over day on Saturday December 10th at Ammerdown, Bath.
This will be a great opportunity for dogs and handlers who would like a day rough shooting with plenty of game and excellent guns.
In the first instance please contact Hazel Drew to ensure that there is a place available and for more details of the day. Numbers strictly limited and priority will be given to members of the HWVA.
The cost is £65.