I think that written permission is needed to pass on such information, and many of the existing certificates do not have the owner's signature giving that permission.
Originally Posted by Bet
Geoff Skerritt at Chestergate and the Robinson's at Dovecote do have a box where the owners sign to agree the results can be used for research, but I do not know whether that is sufficient to allow those centres to pass the information to the EBV scheme.
There may be a problem in that, if the owner did not breed the dog, the release of the information would also have implications for the owners and/or breeders of that cavalier's sire and dam.
It is possible some breeders would not want to release information that could lead to accurate breeding values of their dogs being included in Sarah's scheme.
I believe it is intended the BV/KC certificate, which will be used by everyone when the official scheme starts, will require owners to agree the information is automatically made available to the researchers.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.