The English Shetland Sheepdog Club


Canine Genetic Testing at University of Cambridge

Canine Genetic Testing (CAGT) is a brand-new canine DNA testing service based in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Breeders and owners are now able to order tests for the two known Shetland Sheepdog PRA variants through the online booking system at

The cost for a single BBS2-PRA or CNGA1-PRA test is £45. The cost for both tests ordered together as part of the Shetland Sheepdog Bundle is £72. Further discounts are automatically applied by CAGT during the checkout process to a basket of tests for multiple dogs (for details see

The English Shetland Sheepdog Club (ESSC) is pleased to announce that it is offering additional discounts on PRA testing to its members through the CAGT. For the first 3 dogs it will be 25% of the full test price, and 10% for any dogs thereafter. Please note that for members who have already received the benefit of the Club’s earlier discount scheme on 3 or more of their dogs, only the 10% reduction will be available on further tests.

To take advantage of the ESSC members’ offer please contact Marion Withers at providing the following details:

1. Owner name(s)
2. Name(s) of dogs to be tested
3. Test(s) required for each dog (BBS2-PRA &/or CNGA1-PRA)
4. Contact email address

You will then be provided with a discount code to add to your order at checkout, this should be active on CAGT’s site within 24-48 hours of receiving the code.

Information about the two types of PRA in Shelties can be found on the CAGT ordering pages at the below URLs:



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