All the information on the Nordic countries' X-ray screening protocols is in the public domain and has been for several years. There is nothing to stop any Dachshund owner from asking their own vet to take the X-rays and send these to one of the Nordic experts for scoring.
The benefits of participating in the Breed Council's screening programme, using one of our CVS vet partners, are as follows:
If you do decide to use your own (or another) vet and would be prepared to share your dog's results with us, the Breed Council will pay for the scoring of your X-rays. We can then make this information available along with all the CVS results.
The Breed Council also offers occasional subsidies (currently £100 per test) and anyone using their own vet is also eligible to have these as well.