No compulsory requirement to DNA, and you simply have any individual
pedigree dog you sample DNA profiled. It is NOT compared with any other
profile on record. NOT even its parents.
Of course an INDIVIDUAL can send in the
sample of the dog, and both parents (if possible) and pay for DNA
profiling for each, AND confirmation or otherwise as to whether the
parents are the correct parents.
A data base is maintained, by storage of
ALL DNA profiling Tests done by the laboratory, let’s say AHT.
To use the system all participants
automatically agree on paperwork submission and signature, that their
DNA sample will be used in a publicised system and for Parentage
So when a sample of a dog is sent in it
is profiled, and checks are done to see if its parents have already been
profiled. If they have not, or one or the other has not, its DNA Profile
is registered as "stored" or "registered". If and when both parents are
DNA profiled, a check is done to see if they are the correct parents, if
they are, then the dog is registered as DNA "proven". If the parents are
incorrect then appropriate steps are taken (this is what I believe is
making the Kennel Club very nervous), for example WHAT
WILL IT EXPOSE, and WHO
WILL IT EXPOSE. The
Kennel Club may have its National & International reputation 'tarnished'
by the "failure rate".
I also consider it is essential for dogs
to be 'micro-chipped' prior to taking their DNA sample.