This is among a list of breed-specific changes that have been made by the UK Kennel Club. Breeders have six months to comply.

I am looking forward to the time they change it to a requirement rather than a recommendation, but at least it is a start.

I get a lot of puppy enquiries through the ABS and this will help underline the message I try to give to these buyers.........A responsible breeder, with nothing to hide, should be able to show BVA/KC MRI certificates for both parents.