- October 31, 2018 - News from the Société Centrale Canine - LOF Select
♦ Article - UPDATED: 12-5-2018 ♦
Congratulations and Thanks to IPFD Partners, SCC, the French Kennel Club, for recognizing the importance of HGTD in their steps to protect the quality of their pedigree and health database. Stay tuned for more information on their approach and plans...
In the meantime see news just in from the French Kennel Club...
And see updated information from the SCC's Health and Genetic Resources Project Manager, Fleur Marie Missant, on this change of the rules for registering data in the SCC database.
"In order to ensure the traceability of the health results recorded in our database, and communicated on the official publications of the Central Canine Society, and in the framework of the ISO 9001 standard, we have established a list of mandatory criteria for the recording of a genetic test result."
See the new requirement at SCC's website: (In French) https://www.centrale-canine.fr/lofselect/articles/criteres-denregistrement-dun-test-genetique
English version: PDF: Checklist for registering a DNA test result-Societe Central Canine.pdf
Service Santé et Gestion des ressources génétiques
Effective date : 01/01/2019
Requirements for registering a DNA test result in the French Kennel club database
Quality criterion (not mandatory) are written in blue
This list of requirements for registering a DNA test result has been established as part of the ISO 9001 certification to ensure the traceability of all health results registered in our database and published on official documents.
Every DNA test result delivered after the 1st of January 2019 not following these requirements will not be registered.
The sampling must be done by a veterinarian who certifies the identity of the dog tested.
The results must be fully written in French or English
Identification of the dog by microchip number or tattoo + breed + complete name + date of birth
Identification of the vet (veterinary register number and name)
Date of sampling and date of result
Name of the disease and identification of the tested gene
Identification of the tested mutation
« Clear », « carrier », or « affected » or identification of the alleles of the dog
Interpretation of the result
Many thanks to SCC's Health and Genetic Resources Project Manager, Fleur Marie Missant, for this explanation in English!
Starting 1st of January 2019, new requirements for registering a DNA test result in the French Kennel club database will be effective.
This change of the rules for registering data in our database has several goals : traceability as asked by the ISO 9001 certification, reliability of data present on the official documents edited by the Société Centrale Canine (pedigree, online database,…), and better information of breeders and owners who are using these genetic tests.
The identification of the veterinarian responsible for the sampling, date of sampling and date of result are mandatory to register a result, in addition to the identification of the dog (microchip, name and breed) and the result. This means that the result will be traceable from the sampling to our database.
The identification of the veterinarian responsible for the sampling certifies the identity of the dog tested. This is why we will no longer register results without information about the veterinarian (veterinary register number if it applies, name and address).
The information of the name of the disease and the name of the gene tested plus the identification of the mutation are also a great indicator of reliability of the result.
Moreover, it is strongly recommended for all laboratories to be part of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs Project. This project will help users in choosing a laboratory and also a test relevant for their situation, and this is an initiative that we want to promote for its comprehensive and global approach.
Better inform users
Results must be written in French or English, so that the breeder but also potential puppy buyers can fully understand.
The clearer way to express results is to mention “clear”, “carrier” or “affected” or the alleles of the dog, this expression must be universal (independent of the laboratory) to be clear to all users. The best way to present results is to have an interpretation of it : What is the percentage of risk for this dog to develop the disease ? What is the percentage of risk to pass it down to its offspring ?
See the new requirement at SCC's website: (In French)