Polycystic kidney disease (BTPKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in Bull Terrier is an inherited autosomal dominant disease. The mutation in PKD1 gene causes dogs to develop kidney cysts filled with fluid. These cysts grow in size and number as the diseases progresses, gradually replacing healthy kidney tissue with non-functional cysts and thus impairing renal function. Chronic renal failure appears in middle to old age and leads to death. Although renal cysts can be detected by ultrasound screening, it is difficult to establish a definite diagnosis, especially early in the disease course.

Inheritance: autosomal dominantread more

Mutation: PKD1 gene

Genetic test: The method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. Testing can be done at any age.

Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


54.00 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
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