HOW TO JOIN THE PUG 5 STAR HEALTH SCHEME
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).
We offer three different ways for you to make your payment as follows:
This is the simplest method and allows you to pay securely online by debit or credit card.
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:
Mr Adrian Brewer
The Mews Flat
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 Visual Health Assessment form will be sent to you in the post and once your vet has completed it and you have returned the pink copy you will be rewarded with a FIVE STAR GREEN CERTIFICATE!
This is your entry to the Five Star Scheme. To progress you need to forward your Pug’s BOAS grading, now called Respiratory Function Grading, PDE result and spinal X ray result depending on the age of your Pug and which certificate you are applying for.
Full details are below.
Certificates are awarded as follows:
Awarded on submission of VHA
VHA, BOAS, PDE Patella from 12 months of age
As Bronze level but BOAS graded 0, 1 or 2. Patella max 1/1
BOAS grading at over 24 months to be 0, 1 or 2. Spinal X ray to be clear as certified by DWR. Patella max 1/1
Over 24 months as Gold, BOAS Grading 0 or 1
It is recommended that Pugs should have attained the SILVER Certificate as an absolute minimum before being used for breeding, as well as conforming to the Breed Standard.
Cambridge University have produced the following Respiratory Function Grading chart to help with decision making. In an ideal world Pugs graded 2 would be excluded from breeding programmes but we have to bear in mind that at the present time this would reduce the gene pool.
The Pug Breed Council Health Sub-committee strongly recommend that only Pugs awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum are considered when making breeding plans.