This article is from the Genetic Diseases in Dogs FAQ, by Gary Mason.
Testing of animals could be required before they are accepted by
registration organizations. Ideally, registration would automatically
enhance the database of genetic information available for use in
breeding programs. Very few registration organizations do this today.
Registration of litters could be withheld until test results,
histories of the parents, or both were presented to and validated by
the organizations. Registration could also carry with it the
requirement to monitor the ongoing health of the dog, and to report
the appearance of genetic diseases should they occur after