Kennel SNOWPUG - Pugs in North Norway
As a breeder, I want to work for the best for the breed - both for the mental & physical health. It is a great responsibility to keep up with dog breeding and you are obliged to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the breed, the lines of the breeding animals and any breed-related diseases and much more. By being an FCI registered breeder and a member of the Norwegian Kennel Club and the Norwegian Pug Club, I am obliged to follow NKK's rules & guidelines and the Norwegian Pug Club's recommendations, guidelines and requirements within Breeding.
Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE)
PDE - is a meningitis that in Pugs is called PDE (Pug Dog Encephalitis). This is a genetic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that is usually progressive and deadly. PDE can be tested through gene testing and I do this through a California lab - see attached link to VGLU Davis for more information on PDE
Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) is a collective term for respiratory problems that can affect brachycephalic dog breeds (short and wide skull and muzzle). The syndrome is characterized by decreased air passage through the upper airways. Affected dogs can have symptoms of varying severity, from mild snoring sounds to pronounced breathing problems.
Link to Veterinarians with NKK agreement for BOAS grading.
The veterinarian records the result of the BOAS rating directly in the Norwegian Kennel Club's system DogWeb. You should therefore not order any form via "My Page". When ordering an hour with a veterinarian, remember to specify that this applies to NKK's screening program for BOAS.
From 01.01.20 there was a requirement that patella status should be known for dogs to be used in breeding.
How to do this in practice:
First, you must order a form from the Norwegian Kennel Club to take with you to an authorized veterinarian. To order a form, log in to "My Page". Select "other health exams" in the right menu. Then select the correct dog and patella form in the drop-down menus that pop up. After payment, the form for your dog will be available under the Health tab (at the top of the page on "My Page"). Then you have to print out the form and take it with you to the vet. The veterinarian fills out the form and sends it to NKK who records the result in Dogweb.
Eye screening is done both to prevent dogs with hereditary eye diseases from being used in breeding and to help dogs with a hereditary disease in the best possible way. Eye screening is an important tool in the breeding work for many breeds. Eye examination is based on an authorized eye examiner (veterinarian with additional training) examining the eyes of the dog to diagnose hereditary eye diseases. The result is registered by the eye
and posted by NKK in Dogweb.
Here is an overview of those who are authorized by the Norwegian Veterinary Association to issue certificates for hereditary eye diseases: Overview of authorized eye specialists in Norway
The Norwegian Kennel Club has good and supplementary information on Eye Screening - you can read more about this - here -
Breeding recommendations regarding eye screening can be found here
Breed Specific Instructions (BSI)
BSI stands for “Breed Specific Instructions Regarding Exaggerations in Pedigree Dogs” and is a program that requires judges to take into account exaggerated exterior and mental features - that can affect dogs' functional health.
For more information on BSI - can be found here - BSI -