It is easy to join and only costs £5 for each Pug.

Please note that your Pug must be at least 12 months of age to participate.

To join our Pug 5 Star Health Scheme please complete the application form by clicking on the application form button.

(Please note that if you have more than one Pug, you will need to complete a separate application form for each dog).

Please complete this form online and make sure that you click the SUBMIT button. Your application details will then be automatically submitted to us.

You will also need to send us the £5 application fee for each Pug you wish to register.

(Please note that your application will not be processed until we have received your payment).

Payment Options

We offer three different ways for you to make your payment as follows:

1. PayPal

This is the simplest method and allows you to pay securely online by debit or credit card.

PayPal Payment Form For Pug 5 Star Health Scheme

Please remember that you need to pay the £5 joining fee for each Pug registered. Select the amount from the drop down menu up to a maximum of 10 Pugs.

Payment for: Pug 5 Star Health Scheme


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2. Bank Transfer

Make an electronic payment from your bank account direct to THE PUG BREED COUNCIL HEALTH SUB-COMMITTEE, using Sort Code: 30-98-98 – Account Number: 33573460

3. By Post

You can post your cheque for the relevant payment to THE PUG BREED COUNCIL HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE at the following address:

The Treasurer,
Mr Adrian Brewer
The Mews Flat
Capesthorne Hall
Cheshire SK11 9JR

IMPORTANT – Please make sure that for payment methods 2 and 3 you include your name, to enable us to cross reference your payment with your application form.

The scheme is made up of five components and the flow chart below shows the simple steps.

The first step is the Visual Health Assessment Form that you will receive through the post.

There are also guidance notes for your vet to ensure that all dogs are assessed in the same way. This is a general non invasive assessment of the general health and wellbeing of your Pug. It should only take about 10-15 minutes. Once that examination is completed and your form returned to the BHC as specified, providing no serious issues are highlighted you will receive your 5 Star Booklet.

In the booklet you will see explanations for each of the five tests listed. You will already have completed two of them as the Visual Health assessment is one star and included in that examination is scoring your Pugs Patellas which is the second star, so you are already on the journey!

The remaining three stars can be completed at your convenience and copies of the results forwarded to the BHC. If you routinely do those tests, historical evidence will be accepted subject to it complying with our scheme rules which take this into account.

Once your Pug has reached 2 years of age and you have completed your 5 Star Health Scheme Booklet including additional BOAS Functional Grading if required, you can apply for your relevant award by returning your booklet and copies of results to the BHC to be verified.

Certificates are awarded as follows:


  • VHA

  • Patellas

  • BOAS Grade 3

  • HV Clear

  • PDE


  • VHA

  • Patellas – 0:1, 1:0, 1:1

  • BOAS Grade 2

  • HV Clear

  • PDE


  • VHA

  • Patellas – 0:0

  • BOAS Grade 0 or 1

  • HV Clear

  • PDE

The Pug Breed Council Health Sub-committee strongly recommend that only Pugs awarded Silver or Gold are considered when making breeding plans.

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