Von Willebrand Disease


Turnaround: 10-15 business days

Not sure how the process works? Have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our DNA test for Von Willebrand Disease is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

The guideline turnaround time for single tests is typically 10-12 working days after the swab arrives at the lab. 

If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant breed package.


Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder which affects blood clotting. Affected dogs may have nosebleeds and bruise easily, as well as bleed heavily after injury or surgery. Most dogs will have a normal life expectancy but this condition should be noted to veterinarians in the case of surgery.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the VWF gene.


This test is also included in the following breed packages:

  • Australian Labradoodle  (Type 1)
  • Barbet  (Type 1)
  • Cavapoo  (Type 1)
  • Chinese Crested  (Type 2 - Chinese Crested)
  • Cockapoo  (Type 1)
  • Dobermann  (Type 1)
  • German Wirehaired Pointer  (Type 2 - German Pointer)
  • Goldendoodle  (Type 1)
  • Irish Doodle  (Type 1)
  • Irish Red & White Setter  (Type 1)
  • Irish Setter  (Type 1)
  • Labradoodle  (Type 1)
  • Manchester Terrier  (Type1)
  • Papillon  (Type 1)
  • Poodle Miniature  (Type 1)
  • Poodle Standard  (Type 1)
  • Poodle Toy  (Type 1)
  • Schnoodle  (Type 1)
  • Sheepadoodle  (Type 1)
  • Shetland Sheepdog  (Type 3)
  • Welsh Corgi Cardigan  (Type 1)


Scientific references:

Brooks MB, Erb HN, Foureman PA, Ray K. von Willebrand disease phenotype and von Willebrand factor marker genotype in Doberman Pinschers. Am J Vet Res. 2001 Mar;62(3):364-9

Vos-Loohuis M, van Oost BA, Dangel C, Langbein-Detsch I, Leegwater PA. A novel VWF variant associated with type 2 von Willebrand disease in German Wirehaired Pointers and German Shorthaired Pointers. Anim Genet. 2017 Aug;48(4):493-496

Pathak EJ. Type 3 von Willebrand's disease in a Shetland sheepdog. Can Vet J. 2004 Aug;45(8):685-7