Greyhound Health Topics

Greyhound Club Health Coordinator

Clare Boggia -

We have recently in accordance with Kennel Club guidelines set up a sub committee to help Clare monitor and aid in any issues involving the health and well being of our wonderful breed.

The health sub committee is Clare Boggia and Julie Mackenzie.


Clare Boggia
KC Breed Health Coordinator


                       Ongoing Health Projects.


We currently do not have any specific health projects running however this year a heart testing day was set up which 12 show bred Greyhounds attended.  All dogs tested were clear.  The next steps are to encourage others to participate in further testing days to make data more meaningful and to encourage those who may have had their dogs independently tested to share the results anonymously



We aim to carry out our Health Survey every 5 years as part of the ongoing strategy to monitor and maintain a healthy breed. Below are the results of the 2013 Health Survey.

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2013 Health Survey Results  Whelping Chart
Advice about Bloat
Annual Breed Average (COI)
DNA Testing for Neuropathy
Greyhound Anatomy
Worms ticks and fleas


We would like to thank Katie and Nicole from The University of Bristol for attending our October Open Show. They are doing research for a Greyhound Dental Project. They took swabs from the mouths of volunteer Greyhounds to check for dental disease.

If you have any health concerns that you would like The Greyhound Club to look into please contact The Health Coordinator. Clare Boggia e-mail : or alternatively The Greyhound Club has a facebook page and can be contacted on :

There are some interesting articles on health issues in the new Greyhound Club Handbook, if you are interested in receiving a copy please contact for more information.

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