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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are answers to common questions we receive.
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Which test does my dog need?

All breeds should have the routine eye test performed on an annual basis (this can be delayed if there is a pause in breeding). The gonioscopy eye test is only recommended in certain breeds and should be performed every 3 years.

The main breeds for which gonioscopy is advised are as follows:

  • Basset Hound
  • Border Collie
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Hungarian Vizsla
  • Japanese Shiba Inu
  • Leonberger
  • Flatcoated Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Siberian Husky
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Spanish Water Dog

How old does my dog need to be to have an eye test?

How long will my appointment last?

How frequently should I get my dog's eyes tested?

The routine eye test should be performed every 12 months if the dog is actively bred form. Gonioscopy (only required in certain breeds) should be performed every 3 years.

Do I need to arrive earlier than my appointment time for my dog to have the eye drops?

When will my results be published on the KC website?

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