Pupscan Project

Tel: UK 0044 (0) 16974 72312
Mob: 0044 (0) 7500 311900
Tel: Ire 00353 (0) 86 2345460
Email: info@pupscanproject.org

Acquired conditions may be responsible for poor hip or elbow scores and these processes MUST be considered before diagnosing a genetic abnormality.
Until a diagnosis is given with an x ray, dogs will continue to be taken out from breeding, many unnecessarily. There are multiple non-genetic causes that can result in abnormal joint development, but unfortunately the present screening methods do not take account of these.
The Pupscan Research Project is working hard with Veterinary and Human Orthopaedic Specialists and Geneticists to bring awareness to breeders and Kennel Clubs in the hope that things will change and in the future breeders will be able to make informed choices based on a Diagnosis rather than just a Score

The Pupscan X Ray Referral Service has been set up at the request of breeders and owners who wish to know if their dog has a disorder of joint development that is potentially genetic or acquired.  The service is designed to allow breeders to make their own informed decision whether to include or exclude a dog from their breeding programme.

The Referral Panel consists of both veterinary and human Orthopaedic specialists, who will review and report on submitted x rays and work with the breeder/owner and their vet to assist in any decision that may be required for the benefit of the dog.  For more information email us at pam.pupscanproject@gmail.com 

Proceeds from the X Ray Referral Service will go towards funding the Pupscan Research Project

Per set of Hips


Per set of Elbows


Per Set of Hips & Elbows (from the same dog)




1. Make the payment by clicking on either one of the Buy Now buttons above. 

2. Download the X Ray Referral Form and complete all sections.

3. Email the completed X Ray Referral Form PLUS confirmation of payment (applications cannot be processed without proof of payment) 

with your contact details to pam.pupscanproject@gmail.com, together with a digital copy of your dogs X Ray.



Please email the following to pam.pupscanproject@gmail.com

>  Completed X Ray Referral Form

> Proof of Payment (copy of confirmation email from Paypal)

> Digital copy of your dogs X Ray

> Your contact details