Health

As a Club we seek to monitor health issues that are experienced by Fauves. Records indicate the breed does not suffer from any known prevalent hereditary conditions. However, to keep our breed healthy we need to remain vigilant. Most reported conditions are generally accepted as being non-hereditary and of a type that can impact all canines in general; but hereditary disease can spontaneously occur. By collecting as much information as possible, all Fauve owners and breeders can help to keep the breed as healthy as possible. Please contact the club’s Health Coordinator (details available on the Committee page of the website) with the as much information as possible if you think or know your Fauve has a health condition. All information will be treated in confidence and in accordance with the Club’s Privacy Policy.

The club does not give veterinary advice. Please seek professional advice from your veterinarian. 

Health Reporting Form

The Club encourages & welcomes your assistance in gathering information regarding the general health & well-being of Fauves in the UK. The information provided will be held in accordance with the Club’s Privacy Policy. Thank you for your help. 

Please return your report to the Club’s Health Coordinator via email at fauvehealth@gmail.com
or via post to Fauve Health, 76 Main Road, Drax, Selby, Yorkshire, Y08 8NT

ALABAMA ROT An increasing number of reports are being received concerning dogs being infected by this disease & becoming desperately ill with some cases being fatal in areas previously not known to be at risk. Vets4Pets provide a map of the areas where dogs have been infected it is thought due to  walking in muddy and wooded areas. Most cases over recent years being reported between November to May suggesting a possible Winter/Spring seasonal impact. 

CANINE GENETICS The Kennel Club Academy is offering a free resource to breeders encompassing the following areas.

  • What DNA is & its importance in the body
  • What a gene is & what they code for
  • How mutations arise & how this could result in change or disease
  • How genetic mutations contribute towards coat colours & how this can lead to a combination of varieties when two dogs with different genes are bred together
  • Know the difference between a single simple mutation test, linkage test, panel test & DNA profile
  • Know the importance of DNA testing & why a good breeder will health test their dogs prior to mating