The club maintains a position as health coordinator to monitor the health of the breed and make recommendations to breeders.
The current coordinator is Mrs Margaret Deuchar
Norwegian Buhunds are regularly screened for hereditary cataract and hip dysplasia before being used for breeding, using Kennel club linked hip and eye schemes.
Results of these tests are available on the Kennel Club website as follows:
If you know the registered name, or number (registration or stud book) of the dog the health tests can be found at:
To access the page directly you need to know the exact name/number – an alternative is to go to the mate select page:
Typing buhund into the search box will bring you to the page
Norwegian Buhunds are regularly screened for hereditary cataract and hip dysplasia before being used for breeding.
On this page you can create a hypothetical mating that will allow you to access health data. Start typing the registered buhund affix in the sire box and you will be given a of names to choose from. Repeat for the dam and click OK to “create a litter”. You will be shown the inbreeding coefficent of the mating but more importantly will have access to the health tests of the putative parents, their parents and their siblings.
The Kennel Club website also provides a current list of eye examiners. You can find an ophthalmologist in your area by following this link: http://www.bva.co.uk/public/documents/EP_list_Jan_2012.pdf