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Respiratory Function Scheme

Assess your dog's respiratory function using the Kennel Club Respiratory Function Grading Scheme

Our vet Charlotte Matthews is a approved assessor for the Kennel Club's Respiratory Function Grading Scheme

What is the scheme?

The Kennel Club and University of Cambridge's Respiratory Function Grading Scheme assesses Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs for a breathing problem known as BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome).

The scheme advises owners if their dog is affected by BOAS and gives guidance to breeders on how to lower the risk of producing affected puppies. A selection of regionally approved assessors (vets trained especially in BOAS) have been appointed to carry out respiratory function grading on dogs of these breeds.

Dogs can be assessed from the age of 12 months and this should be repeated every two years for their lifetime, or until you stop using them for breeding.

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