Information from the Canine Health Committee, Dogs Victoria

Welcome to the online home of the Canine Health Committee of Dogs Victoria

On this site are links to information and resources you may find useful when wanting to test your dogs for inherited or breed specific diseases. People needing information or assistance regarding having their dogs tested should in the first instance contact their breed club. If there is no breed club or they cannot be of help, the Canine Health Committee is available for assistance.

Take the Health Resources link for information on;

hip and elbow scoring


Our Links page has information on where to find what health problems may occur in your breed and other useful resources


Breed-specific requirements

ANKC have litter registration limitations (LRLs) for the following breeds; German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Bedlington Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Bull Mastiff, Flat Coated Retriever.  For the specific requirements, see the ANKC regulations under Section 6.2.10 – The Register and Registration.

Guidelines for developing LRLs are included in the ANKC regulations under Section 6.2.10.


Code of Practice for the Responsible Breeding of Animals with Heritable Defects that cause Disease

All breeders must also be familiar with and comply with the mandatory state government Code of Practice for the Responsible Breeding of Animals with Heritable Defects that cause Disease.