The Welsh Springer Spaniel Joint Health Group Report


The JHG is here to help owners, breeders and research into disorders that affect our breed. We can only do this with help from all of you. We need owners and breeders to contact us with information on any conditions affecting their dogs but in particular Fitting and Glaucoma. If your dog or one that you have bred is suffering from Fitting it is not your fault or the fault of the breeder it is something that happens sometimes.


To help to progress the research and try to produce a DNA test we need all the help that we can get. We have had few reports in the last few years even though owners may sometimes be putting information on to social media. Please help us to help the breed so that eventually we will have a test available ensuring that our beautiful dogs will no longer have to suffer from these conditions.

Please contact the Secretary Arlene Tester email: or tel: 01954 780820

or your JHG Delegate if you wish to submit some information.



The Welsh Springer Spaniel Club will host an eye testing session with James Oliver at their Championship Show on 31st August. More details will be available nearer the time but bookings can be made with Arlene Tester tel: 01954 780820 or email:


As you will see below the JHG has been invited to send two representatives to a reception at The Kennel Club in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal. The two people who will be going will be Julie Revill and Jan Rees. Arlene Tester is already attending.






27 survey forms have been submitted for our breed sadly 206 surveys did not state which breed they referred to.

If you have filled in the survey can you please contact Dr Mark Dunning email:

as he is trying to identify the breeds on the 206 surveys without a breed named on them. He cannot use them without knowing which breed they relate to.



No new updates available at present.


Arlene Tester

Secretary JHG