UK Border Collie & Working Sheepdog Fitting Database


About this site

This site is on behalf of the Pastoral Breeds Health Foundation (PBHF) to record UK bred and/or UK resident Border Collies & Working Sheepdogs who have fitted, whether or not a full and exhaustive veterinary diagnosis has taken place.  Further scientific investigation is ongoing for this condition.

It would be a great help, to the ongoing epilepsy research project, if you are able to send DNA samples from your dog(s) whether or not you send details for inclusion in this list. Contact Hilary Kerr (PBHF Secretary) in confidence for your swabs. Click here to email Hilary

We've Moved !

The Border Collie & Working Sheep Dog Fitting Database can now be found at the PBHF DNA Databases site

You can still use the Submission Form available on this site, or use the one on the new PBHF site


The aim of this database is to allow the submission of information on Border Collies & Working Sheepdogs - past and present - who have fitted. Information received via our Submission Form will, once verified, be published at the earliest opportunity.

Also to provide links to other useful sources of information which may help those dogs affected by fits.


Czech Epilepsy Database              Link to Czech d/b

Germany Epilepsy Database         Link to Germany d/b

Italy Epilepsy Database                Link to Italy d/b

Multiple Countries w/w Database  Link to Multiple Countries d/b

Netherlands Epilepsy Database     Link to Netherlands d/b

Poland Epilepsy Database            Link to Poland d/b

Sweden Epilepsy Database          Link to Sweden d/b

USA Epilepsy Database               Link to USA d/b

Other Links

The Current Research page on the main PBHF website has links to the Finnish Questionnaire and information on sending blood samples to Canine Genetics Group at Biomedicum Helsinki.

The Royal Vet College in London are doing a Metabonomic study in epileptic dogs. Link to RVC page


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