Health is one of the most important aspects of dog breeding and a central area for Nordic cooperation. Here you can find important decisions made by the NKU related to canine health.
Next to each decision is a reference to the meeting minutes from which the information is collected.
|1-2016, item 12
||The NKU decides to aim at a common approach regarding regulations for brachycephalic dog breeds.
|2-2013, item 14
||The NKU finds out that the Nordic countries have different principles regarding if multi-coloured dogs should be banned from breeding or not.
|1-2014, item 13
||The NKU decides to recognise eye certificates and give information of clear eye certificates from the NKU-countries. The result is reported as “undersökt i ’aktuellt land’ med friande resultat/ examined in ’country’ with clear result”.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia (HD/ED)
|1-2011, item 13
||The Danish Kennel Club informs the NKU that they accept all HD/ED/OCB x-ray results from all FCI-member countries. The results are published in the Danish Kennel Club's dog register.
|1-2005, item 9
||The NKU writes to the FCI asking for a revision of the list which states when large breeds should be x-rayed, 12 or 18 months.
|2-2004, item 9
||The NKU starts a quality assurance work by sending a certain amount of x-rays to each other for evaluation every quarter.
|2-2002, item 11
||The NKU decided that a dog with x-ray results (hips, elbows) from the Nordic x-ray panel cannot be appealed.
|2-1999, item 32
||The NKU decided that the right to appeal to the Nordic x-ray panel can be made both by a radiologist and a dog owner.
|2-1999, item 32
||The NKU decided unanimously to apply the FCI rule, saying that the age for reading should be 12 months with an exception for 11 named breeds where an 18 month rule applies.