From Dog Genetic health Pet Care Trust Owning a dog can be tremendously rewarding. It has been proven that owning a dog brings a wide range of health and social benefits to owners and their families. Knowledge of pedigree dog breeds can also help to provide a more accurate picture of a dog's character, as well as of any hereditary conditions, thereby enabling potential owners to make an informed choice with regard to which dog is best suited to their lifestyle. The Pet Care Trust wholly supports the Kennel Club in its scientific work to help breeders eradicate debilitating hereditary conditions from pedigree breeds. Furthermore, the Trust applauds many of the KC's other schemes that enhance the lives of all types of dogs and their owners, such as their Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme, their 'Open for Dogs' initiative, and KC Dog.