Yes,the scheme is up and running.
The BVA/KC forms have been distributed and scanning days have been organised.
Holly is being scanned at Downs Vets,Bristol under the new scheme on 13 th March and booking forms currently being filled out.
There is no independent assessments at this venue,all scans will be sent to the BVA panel for reading and the results of KC registered dogs will be published.
The BVA/KC SM scheme is open to all breeds and to dogs from other countries.
In the event of overseas Kennel Club reg dogs,the scan will still be read by panellists,the BVA cert will be issued but obviously results not published.
This will be the official definitive cert,standardised scans and a consensus opinion from the panel.
Obviously,where independent assessments are given at other venues,submission to the panel may be optional and many will scan outside of the scheme,either because of the cost of the extra £100 or the wish to keep scan results confidential.
Perhaps the KC want to make a bit of a splash and launch the scheme at Crufts??
Sharing my sofa with Holly, Ivy,Lilly and Hazy.. and never forgetting our beautiful Daisy who reached the bridge too soon.