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New official DNA testing scheme for TNS in the Border Collie

At the request of the Border Collie Breed Council, a new official DNA testing scheme for Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS) in the Border Collie has been established for the breed.

This test is offered by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and further details can be obtained by contacting Dr Alan Wilton at

Copies of all future test certificates issued by the UNSW will be sent directly to the Kennel Club, where the test result will be added to the dog’s details on the registration database. This will trigger the publication of the test result in the next available Breed Records Supplement, and the result will also appear on any new registration certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates of any future progeny of the dog.

Owners of dogs which are dual registered with both the Kennel Club and the ISDS should ensure that only the KC registration number is included on any UNSW request or application form.

Owners who have already had their dog(s) DNA tested for this condition can send the test certificate in to the Kennel Club and the data will be added to the dog’s registration details.

In addition, 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 the DNA test certificates to: The Information Department, The Kennel Club, 1 – 5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB.

For further information on this scheme please contact Dr Jeff Sampson at