<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Anti-Docking Dogs' Tails and Cropping of Dogs' Ears - puppy sales and health - Spaniels, Pointers
Anti-Docking Alliance  (A.D.A.)
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Campaign to end the docking of dogs' tails (and cropping of ears)
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Remember that "A Dog is for LIFE" not for convenience. Don't buy a puppy without
researching the breed and believing that you will give that dog a home for life.
Only take on an animal where you are confident you can provide for it
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'From that date (April 6, 2016) in England owners will need to have their dog microchipped and registered on one of the authorised commercial databases available; owners will have to register the details of any new owner before they sell or give the dog away. Any owner will have to keep their contact details up to date on the microchip databases.
'DEFRA is working with database providers and microchip suppliers to ensure minimum standards of service for commercial databases and standards of microchips, and that there is updated implantation guidance and training available as well as a one-stop enquiry point for microchipped lost and found dogs.'
Make sure you can afford veterinary treatment before taking on an animal
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ON THIS PAGE GUNDOG AND GUNDOG UTILITY GROUPS
  LISTED AS DOG TYPE FIRST -
e .g. VIZSLA Hungarian Wire-haired, SPANIEL C
ocker
GUN DOG GROUP and GUNDOG UTILITY GROUP
GUN_DOG GROUP
:-
BRITTANY; BRACCO ITALIANO; German Shorthaired POINTER; German Wirehaired POINTER; Hungarian VIZSLA; Hungarian Wirehaired VIZSLA; Italian SPINONE; Large MUNSTERLANDER; Spaniel (AMERICAN COCKER); Spaniel (CLUMBER); Spaniel (COCKER); Spaniel (ENGLISH SPRINGER); Spaniel (FIELD); Spaniel (SUSSEX); Spaniel (WELSH SPRINGER); SPANISH WATER DOG; WEIMARANER; WEIMARANER long-haired (formerly tip-docked)

GUNDOG UTILITY GROUP (2008): SPANISH WATER DOG (previously docked); Kooikerhondje (undocked); Lagotto Romagnolo (undocked)
Some of the following breed health notes are incomplete and will be gradually up-dated as information becomes available.
UNDOCKED PHOTOS OF  GUN DOG GROUP -
(formerly docked breeds only)
Brittany, Pointers, Spaniels, Spinone, Large Munsterlander,
Vizslas, Weimaraners, etc
DETAILS OF (FORMERLY DOCKED)
GUN DOG GROUP
-
(these are the breeds in the formerly docked variety
some of which may have "working exemptions under
UK legislation excluding Scotland)

Brittany, Pointers, Spaniels, Spinone, Large Munsterlander,
Vizslas, Weimaraners, etc

BRACCO ITALIANO












 

 







BRACCO ITALIANO (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 2005=31; 2006=51; 2007=31; 2008=57; 2009=46; 2010=79; 2011=43; 2012=72; 2014-87; 2015=147;
HIPS to 31/10/11=129 in breed scored; range 4-79;
mean score = 15
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean
score

Check for temperaments
As yet small breed in UK with close relationships.
Breed Health -
Urinary disease
and several have died of kidney failure with

bacterial infection - usually occurred in dogs 2 yrs or more
and probably come from one of the lines. Warning signs such as
difficulty in urinating possible pain in kidney area, abnormal thirst,
listliness, weight loss Kidney function should be tested annually.
Reputable breeders should be able to give reassurance about
their lines.
Digestive System
prone to bloat/gastric dilatation sometimes with
volulus twisting of stomach) Signs may be acute pain progressing
rapidly to attempts to vomit and then collapse. Urgent reaction
needed as often surgical intervention is needed if dog is to be
saved.
Hips and Elbow
s
can have hip problems but so far elbows seem

sound.
Any puppy p
urchased should come from hip
scored parents with scores below the average 15.9.
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Eyes - Entropion (ingrowing eyelids caused by loose skin which
causes eyelashes to scratch cornea. Entropion (usually with lower
eyelid turning outward causing irritation of conjuctiva and
excessive tear production.
Cherry eye which is prolapse of third eyelid occurs for above reason and causes irritation of conjuntiva and occasionally dry
eye.
BRACCO ITALIANO PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT

http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
BRACCO ITALIANO
UK - Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS (not perfected yet but better than a
newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
CANE CORSO

CANE CORSO (GUN DOG GROUP)
Not a KC registered breed
HIPS to 31/10/11=91 in breed scored; range 0-69;
mean score = 22
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia
CANE CORSO PUPPIES
puppybarks

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT

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ITALIAN SPINONE
spinone












spinone












spinone












spinoni

























ITALIAN SPINONE (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=263; 94=311; 95=420; 96=336; 97=472; 98=302; 99=274; 2000=405; 01=276; 02=379;03=325; 04=293; 05=425; 06=353; 07=450; 08=459;
09=379; 10=434; 2011=509; 2012=441;2014=478; 2015=516;
HIPS to 31/10/11=1229 in breed scored; range 0-89;
mean score = 13
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score
Cerebellar Ataxia;
hip dysplasia; osteochondritis; (Elbow problems);
bloat/torsion; ear problems ?pseudomonas
  Check for temperaments

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says : Breed not yet numerically strong so
information kn inherited or possible inherited defects are not yet available.
EYES: Occasional cases of ectropion and entropion, inheritance unclear. Can be surgically treated.
SKELETAL: Elbow dysplasia especially
fragmented coronoid process (FCP) type tends to be polygenically
in herited with relatively high heritability (over 40%). Breeders should
continue to place emphasis on hip scores.
OTHER PROBLEMS: Hypothyroidism is sometimes seen and can lead to the destruction of the thyroid gland due to the dog's own immune system attacking the gland. Leads to rough scaly skin hair loss and weight gain. Mode of inheritance uncertain but may be recessive trait. Liver problems caused by portosystemic shunt tends to intrahepatic type (blood vessels in the liver are abberrant causing abnormal blood circulation and impaired metabolism) Mode of inheritance uncertain. Cerebellar ataxia has been reported and leads to loss of Purkinje's cells of the cerebellum and to abnormal movement and head shaking. Usually lethal and thought to be caused by autosomal recessive trait through genetic cause.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs -
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Eclampsia; entropion.

KC Accredited breeders should hip score

ITALIAN SPINONE PUPPIES
puppybarks

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT

http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
ITALIAN SPINONE -
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
LARGE MUNSTERLANDER
(were hardly ever docked)
munsterlander













MUNSTERLANDER LARGE (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=108; 94=122; 95=99; 96=119; 97=110; 98=104; 99=97; 2000=106; 01-147; 02=153;03=147; 04=165
; 05=133; 06=122; 07=154; 08=119; 09=140; 10=102; 2011=119;2012= 96; 2014=86; 2015=97;
HIPS to 31/10/11=629 in breed scored; range 0-88;
mean score = 13
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

Parents should be eye tested
TAIL STANDARD 2007- Well set on, in line with the back. Base
thick, tapering evenly towards the tip, well feathered.  It should be carried horizontally or carried slightly upwards.  Previously docking of tip of tail was optional. Check for temperament.
?Torsion
Malcolm Willis, (Geneticist) says:- Hepatitis - symptoms include
weight loss and vomiting possibly acquired and not inherited. 
Cataracts recorded but thought to be of a polygenic nature although could be a dominant gene.  Breed has renal problem where excessive  amino acid cystine is excreted via the urine.  May cause kidney stones not known whether genetic.
KC Accredited breeders should hip score and eye test
LARGE MUNSTERLANDER PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
LARGE MUNSTERLANDER -
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
POINTER GERMAN SHORT-HAIRED



















POINTER - GERMAN SHORT-HAIRED (Deutsch Kurzhaar) (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1016; 94=1175; 95=1146; 96=1321; 97=1333; 98=1418; 99=1154; 2000=1403; 01=1217; 02=1348;03=1406; 04=1448
; 05=1489; 06=1530; 07=1497; 2008=1442; 2009=1,281; 2010=1410; 2011=1424; 2012=1255;
2014=1,530; 2015=1,436;
HIPS to 31/10/11=1057 in breed scored; range 0-57;
mean score = 10

fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

Torsion?   Check for temperaments
Genetic and health Analysis -
HIPS & SHOULDERS
-Some hip dysplasia; osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) sometimes seen in younger dogs;
NEUROLOGICAL - epileptic seizures (fits) likely inherited;
acral mutilation syndrome (ACM) self-harming pups bite extremeties which have no sensation. Possibly now eliminated but parentage checks essential.
IMMUNOLOGY -
gluten sensitive enteropathy, immune-mediated bowel disease and protein losing enteropathy - can be solved by
dietary change. Atopic dermititis may have various triggers such as
flea allergy (sore, inflamed ulcerated skin) If loss of pigmentation
present in nose and other skin areas, auto immune disease may be involved. CLE another rare variant where ulceration after
injury may occur.
EYE - entropion occasional problem May lead to conjunctivitis
and damage to front of eye by eyelashes. Needs minor surgery as
does cherry eye where nictitans gland (tear duct) is placed in the
front of the eye. These conditions may be associated with dry eye
and discharge. All need urgent veterinary treatment. American lines
can carry cone dysplasia giving colour blindness and day blindness
Dogs need DNA testing for carrier status - optogen USA test.
Ancestry should be checked to avoid inheritance.
HEART & CIRCULATION - Some prone to congenital heart
disease sub-aortic stenosis which causes heart murmur and may
get worse leading to heart failure in old age.
Pup veterinary check essentail for detection. Older dogs seem more prone to strokes
KC Accredited Breeders should hip score
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Acral mutilation; Addison's disease (hypoadrenocorticism); cataract; corneal dystrophy; entropion; eversion of nictitating membrane; familial amaurotic idiocy; fibrosarcoma; hip dysplasia; hypoadrenocorticism; hypothyroidism; juvenile amaurotic idiocy; lipidosis; lymphoedema; lysomal storage disease; melanoma;
neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; pannus; progressive retinal atrophy; subaortic stenosis; thrombocytopathy; Von Willebrands disease.
GERMAN SHORT-HAIRED POINTER PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
GERMAN SHORT-HAIRED POINTER
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
POINTER -GERMAN LONG-HAIRED
(GUN DOG GROUP)
POINTER -GERMAN LONG-HAIRED (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC Registrations 2007=40; 2008=5; 2009=28; 2010=23;2011=26; 2012~17; 2014=19; 2015=15;
HIPS to 31/10/11=63 in breed scored; range 0-35;
mean score = 10
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

TAIL STANDARD 2007 Well feathered, slightly scimitar shaped, moderately long, not reaching below hocks.  Strong at root, becoming gradually thinner.  Carried horizontally or just below line of back. 
Previously docking of tip was optional.
GERMAN LONG-HAIRED POINTER PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
GERMAN LONG-HAIRED POINTER
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
POINTER -
GERMAN WIRE-HAIRED
 







POINTER GERMAN WIRE-HAIRED (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations:  1993=208; 94=222; 95=254; 96=260; 97=289; 98=297; 99=277; 2000=368; 01=313; 02=396;03=413; 04=420; 05=432; 06=287; 07=392; 08=437;
09=423;
2010=348;2011=344; 2012=380; 2014=351; 205=355;
HIPS to 31/10/11=373 in breed scored; range 0-77;
mean score = 11
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

some entropion and skin problems Torsion?   Check for temperaments
KC DNA testing scheme 2009 von Villebrands Disease

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says
HIPS
: Just over 300 have been tested through the BVA scheme
and the average score is 11 which means the breed is in the best
half of scores but there is no need for complacency and all dogs
to be considered for breeding should be tested prior to mating.
GASTRIC DILATAION VOLVULUS
– gdv (Bloat) is caused
by the accumulation of food, fluid or gas in the intestines and the
abdomen becomes distended. The abdomen can twist on itself and
the food cannot be passed through. This is referred to as torsion
and can become fatal very quickly. This is something often
seen in large deep chested breeds (and Dachshunds).
Von Willebrands Disease: - VWD.
There are 3 forms in which
there is a deficiency in the blood of the VW factor leading to
something simlar to haemophilia. In some instances it is a dominant
condition and others a recessive one. Puppies should only be bought
from lines that have been tested DNA clear of VWD.
EYE:
Opacity of the eye indicative of cataracts which can be
inherited or secondary to another disease. However little is known
on this but parent dogs should have been eye tested before mating
takes place.
OTHER CONDITIONS:
Temperament problems seem to be
cropping up in the breed so puppy buyers should meet as many of
the puppy's family members as possible especially the dam and if
not seen enquire about the sire's temperament. If older dogs seem
snappy or nervy avoid purchasing.
EPILEPSY
:
This seems to be cropping up and the breed clubs are trying to track down the lines where inheritance may be involved . It is occurring in several prominent lines so always ask the breeder to show on pedigree dogs
that have been affected and get them to explain the measures they
have taken to avoid it in their breeding programme.
Visit http://www.ourdogalfie.com to learn of one GWP's owner's
experience.
The GWP Club is currently conducting a health survey
see this link http://www.gwpclub.co.uk/ The response so far has been poor!! If you have a GWP DO take part. All information is treated
confidentially.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Cataract; entropion; hip dysplasia; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; retinal dysplasia; subcutaneous cysts; Von Willebrands disease

KC accredited breeders should hip score

GERMAN WIRE-HAIRED POINTER PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
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GERMAN WIRE-HAIRED POINTER PUPPIES
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

SPANIEL  -  AMERICAN COCKER







 

 

 




SPANIEL  -  AMERICAN COCKER (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=409; 94=389; 95=361;  96= 489; 97=442; 98=465; 99=543; 2000=610; 01=512; 02=503; 03=549; 04=599
; 05=447; 0
6= 501; 07=435; 2008=363; 09=322; 10=324; 11=325;2012=318; 2014= 233; 2015=223;
Parents should be eye tested.
Only 7 hip scored in breed and range 8 - 90 = average 22.4.
More hip scoring needs to be done
  Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Abherent cilia; allergies; anasarca; apocrine gland tumour; basal cell tumour; behavioural abnormalities; cataract;
cataract with microphthalmia; cleft lip; cleft palate; corneal dystrophy; cranioschisis; cutaneous asthenia; cyclic
nutropaenia; distichiasis; ectropion; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome;
elbow dysplasia; entropion; eoidermoid cyst; epilepsy;
factor VIII deficiency or haemophilia type A; Factor X
deficiency; glaucoma; haemolytic anaemia; haemophilia A;
haemophilia B; hip dysplasia; hydrocephalus;
hypothyroidism; inguinal hernia; intervertebral disc
disease; keratitis sicca; kerato conjunctivitis sicca; lens
luxation; lip fold dermatitis; lysomal storage disease;
melanoma; osteo chondritis dissecans; osteo chondrosis;
otitis externa;  overshot jaw; patellar  luxation; patent
ductus arteriosus ; perianal gland tumour; persistent
pupillary membrane; primary peripheral retinal dystrophy; progressive retinal atrophy; renal cortical hypoplasia;
retinal dysplasia; sebaceous gland tumour; seborrhoea;
skin neoplasms; tail abnormalities; umbilical hernia;
undershot jaw; ununited anconeal process;
Von Willebrands disease

Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley,
Helpline 08707 469 329

KC Accredited breeders should eye test including 
gonioscopy 
In 2007 DNA test P
RA
AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES
puppybarks
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY
BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
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AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)

http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

USA - New Hampshire - BREEDER undocked - David and Elizabeth contact
((SPANIEL) - BRITTANY


BRITTANY (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=87; 94=160; 95=153; 96=134;
97=111; 98=143; 99=125; 2000=150; 01=103; 02=98;
03=105; 04=150
; 05=126; 06=167; 07=203; 08=158;

09=80; 2010=136; 2011=94; 2012=137; 2014=123; 2015=111;
HIPS to 31/10/11=450 in breed scored; range 0-74;
mean score = 17
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

TAIL STANDARD 2007 - Naturally tail-less or short, previously
customarily docked. Full tail set high, carried horizontally or slightly lower.

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says that being a numerically small breed
(French) there are not many animals in the UK in which to study problems.
Umbilical and inguinal hernias may be found and the former is inherited. He suggests that small hernias be left alone and operations and breeding decisions should be confined to larger hernias. Cryptorcchidism (undescended testicles) possibly in 1-2%. Hypothyroidism (thyroid ddamaged by dog's own immune system) will sometimes occur.
Entropion will be seen occasionally as will overshot bites and missing teeth. Mode of inheritance in any of these is unclear.
HEART & CIRCULATORY SYSTEMS:
Haemophilia A is known in breed and is inherited as a sex link recessive trait found on x chromosome, therefore rarely seen in females although they can be carriers and appear normal. When it does occur is usually due to a mating between normal male to
a carrier female whose status was unknown. The end result would be
half males would be normal and half would have haemophilia although
values could alter in litters. An affected male if bred from will have 100% normal males and 100% carrier females. Males could be used without risk but females who could lead normal lives should not be bred from. The condition varies from mild to severe bleeding resulting in death. Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). This is a heart condition where the blood vessels between the aorta and pulmonary artery fail to close properly after birth.
These vessels are normal in the unborn but if they persist after birth they can cause heart murmurs and can lead to sudden death. PDA is believed inherited and to be polygenic.
SKELETAL- can be affected by hip dysplasia. In Uk 14th worst breed and is only just better than the German Shepherd.
Those scoring less than 15 should present no problem to the dog but all dogs should be hip scored. Hip dysplasia is a polygenic trait with inheritance of between 25 and 45 per cent depending on the breed. The inheritance in the Brittany has not yet been defined. Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP) is part of the elbow dysplasia syndrome and is known in Brittanys and is a polygenic trait with slighly higher inheritance than Hip Dysplasia.
Patella Luxation has been known in the Brittany (kneecap rotates -
usually inwards) because the kneecap is not securely in place.
Usually a feature of smallish breeds and likely to be polygenic
in origin.
EYES
-
PRA inherited as an autosomal recessive so for it to occur both parents must be carriers. DNA testing for this exists in other breeds but not yet for the Brittany. Lens luxation (lens slips to one side cuasing considerable pain) has been reported in the breed and is recessive trait. Mode of inheritance not established and until established consider as simple recessive. Cataracts and Glaucoma are known in breed but inheritance uncertain. Glaucoma can be primary but in some breeds is merely a symptom of some other problem in the dog.
NEUROLOGICAL DUSEASES: -
Epilepsy is known in the Brittany. Males more likely affected than females and usually starts between 15 nd 42 months. American research is suggesting that a major recessive gene linked to some sex effect may be the primary cause of idiopathic epilepsy. Fitting dogs should not be bred from. Cerebella degeneration where the Purkinjes cells of the cerebellum in the brain egenerate and is known in several breeds. Usuall onset is early in life and is seen as lack of coordination (ataxia) and paralysis. Possible autosomal recessive gene and possible later onset in Brittany. Usually fatal. Muscular degeneration (atrophy) of the spine is known in variety of breeds and a form of it has been reported in the Brittany. Can occur in puppyhood resulting in muscle wastage on legs and weakness on all four legs. Thought to be due to degeneration of the neurons of the spinal cord. Inheritance uncertain.
OTHER DEFECTS : Portosystemic shunts of 2 kinds. One in which
the animal is born with extra blood vessels, which allows blood to
bypass the liver. In the second there are abnormal blood vessels
inside the liver which cause abnormal circulation of blood and
incorrect functioning of liver. Brittany reported as having former
which usually necessitates corrective surgery. Mode of inheritance
unclear but constitutes a congenital defect since it is present
from birth. Reports of 2 skin disorder in the Brittany. One is a
deficiency in the immune system rendering the dog more susciptible
to skin disease. The other is Discoid Lupus Erythematosus which
results in scaly skin, pigment loss on the nose, crusting and ulceration.
Also seen in some GSDs albeit rarely and may have a genetic basis.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Cataract; cleft palate; complement deficiency; distichiasis;
Factor VIII deficiency or haemophilia A; Haemophilia A;
hereditary nephritis (Samoyed hereditary glomerulopathy); lens luxation; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis;  progressive retinal atrophy; retinal dysplasi
a
KC Accredited breeder should hip score

BRITTANY PUPPIES
puppybarks
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BRITTANY PUPPIES
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
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SPANIEL AMERICAN WATER (Imp) Any photos anyone?
SPANIEL AMERICAN WATER (Imp)
KC registrations 2008=0 2011=0
SPANIEL - AMERICAN WATER PUPPIES
puppybarks
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SPANIEL - AMERICAN WATER PUPPIES
UK -Please search the Kennel Club website for
ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
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SPANIEL CLUMBER
Clumberspaniel










SpanClumber























SPANIEL CLUMBER
KC registrations: 1993=207; 94=223; 95=219; 96=142; 97=166; 98=127; 99=105; 2000=150; 01=111; 02=170; 03=134; 04=158; 05=192; 06=247; 07=223; 08=198; 09=211; 2010=271; 2011=235;2012=151; 2014-217; 2015=214;
HIPS to 31/10/11=800 in breed scored; range 0-106;
mean score = 35
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

  11% sore <10; 26% <16; 55% 30>; 35% 50>
Buy puppies from parents with scores much less than the
mean score

Some eyelash and eyelid problems. Torsion?  Check for temperaments.
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Breeding should be
limited with scores 30>. A reduction in bodyweight would
help hip problems.
This is a vulnerable breed so it is difficult
to select from good hip stock at the same time selecting for
other health issues and breed standards.  Some health
problems may not be spotted because of the breeds' small numbers which in a large numerical breed would surface
and be noted.    Entropion and Ectropion connected with macropalpebral fissure (an unusually large opening
between the eyelids) probably of polygenic
inheritance. The fissure can lead to diamond shape of eye
and a combination of both entropion and ectropion. 
Cataracts inheritance suspected.  Mitochondria (small
spherical bodies involved with adenosine triphosphate
synthesis; they can replicate and are involved with
enzyme production. Myopathy (muscle disease) caused by deficiency of mitochondria also caused by deficiency of
pyruvate dehydrogenase and this brings about malfunction
of mitochondria causing sudden death but is rare.

KC Accredited Breeders should hip score
Official DNA Testing Scheme for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase 1 Deficiency


** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Ectropion; entropion; hip dysplasia; teeth abnormalities; undershot jaw; uterine inertia primary
 
SPANIEL - CLUMBER PUPPIES
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SPANIEL CLUMBER PUPPIES
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SPANIELS  -  COCKER






SPANIELS  -  COCKER (GUN DOG GROUP -Woodcock)
KCregistrations:
1993=13002;94=12808;95=14437;96=14468;
97=14541;98=14117; 99=13378; 2000=13445; 01=12680; 02=13417; 03=14832;04=16,608; 05=17,46
8; 06=20,459
06=20,459; 07= 20883; 2008=22508;
09=22,211; 2010=23,744; 2011=23258; 2012=23,306; 2014= 22,366; 2015=22,577;
HIPS to 31/10/11=1100 in breed scored; range 0-99;
mean score = 13
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean
score

Parents should be eye tested.    Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:
EYES
PRA probably recessive genetic trait;
lens luxation probably autosomal recessive; recessive cataract
which can be identified from birth as can later ones; glaucoma
primary or secondary – primary cab lead to blindness and is
known in 2 forms; retinal dysplasia in which abnormal retinal
folds develop, in extreme can bring blindness' entropion;
ectropion.
Circulation
– cardiomyopathy may be inherited; narrowing of
pulmonary artery where it attaches to heart causing heart
murmurs and enlargement of right side of heart, this is known as
pulmonic stenosis – may be inherited as polygenic trait;
haemophilia A and B both sex-linked recessive genes on X
chromosome, both rare conditions which tend to occur in
the male.  Haemophilia A is problem with Factor VIII,
Haemophiliaaa B with Factor IX.
An even rarer condition is Factor II which causes mild gum
bleeds in puppies and bruising in adults
Skeletal problems
– luxating patellas usually knee cap turns
inwards, may be polygenic trait; hip dusplasia – about one third
score <10 - 70% score <15 and 6% 30> and less than 2% 50> 
Other problems –
Vestibular disease, symptoms include head tilt,
loss of balance, circling, staggering gait.  Impression is an ear
problem but probably recessive autosomal trait.  Serious kidney disease appears to be recessive genetic trait – there is a
size reduction of the kidneys leading to death in some cases
Some solid gold colours have had ‘rage  syndrome'; reputable breeders have virtually eliminated the problem.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights – California

 **Cataract; Cryptorchidism; Distichiasis; Ectropion; Entropion;
Factor II deficiency or hypoprothrombinaemia; Glaucoma;
Haemaphilia A; Hermaphroditism; Hypothyroidism;  Juvenile
amaurotic idiocy; lens luxation;  Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis;  Osteochondritis dissecans;  Osteochondrosis;  Patent ductus
arteriosis; Persistent  pupillary membrane; Progressive retinal
atrophy; pseudohermaphrodism; Retinal dysplasia; swimmer
puppies; Von Willebrand's Disease
 
Check ears once a week – Bio-Groom Ear Fresh Astringent
Powder £5.25 use once or twice a month.
Breed Tail Standard:-
Set on slightly lower than line of back. Must be merry in action and carried level, never cocked up. Customarily docked.
Undocked: Slightly curved, of moderate length, proportionate
to size of body giving an overall balanced appearance; ideally
not reaching below the hock.
Strong at the root and tapering to a fine tip; well feathered in keeping with the coat. Lively in action, carried on a plane not higher than level of back and never so low as to indicate timidity.
Docked: Never too short to hide, nor too long to interfere with, the incessant merry action when working.

KC Accredited breeders should hip score and eye test including gonioscopy  2007 DNA
test PRA
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USA - NEW HAMPSHIRE - undocked contact -
USA - NEW YORK undocked contact 
SPANIEL  - ENCLISH SPRINGER


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SPANIEL  - ENCLISH SPRINGER(GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=11148; 94=11904; 95=12768; 96=14099;
97=13869; 98=12741; 99=12409; 2000=12599; 01=11892= 02=12431; 03=13884; 04=14765;
05=15,180; 06=15,133; 07=14702; 08=14899; 09=12,700; 2010=13,988; 2011=12883; 2012=12,792; 2014=10,616; 205=10,246;
HIPS to 31/10/11=927 in breed scored; range 0-102;
mean score = 14
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

Parents and pups should be eye tested   Check for
temperaments
2008 Kennel Club Accredited breeders must now eye test.
Hip scoring with a DNA test for fucosidosis and
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (cord 1) are now
recommended
This breed will now be ceertified for the
condition of goniodysgenesis/primary glaucoma
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says not particularly affected by serious health problems or hereditary disease
EYES: GPRA (gereralised progressive retinal atrophy) resulting
in blindness. Late onset 4-5 yrs sometimes 2 yrs can be identified
by regular screening under the BVA scheme (see testing sites on
this page) DNA test for PRA (cord 1 mutation) now available
with the Animal Health Trust (AHT) http://www.aht.org.uk/
With central progressive retinal atrophy (CPRA) complete
blindness is unusual. Thie can be detected between 12-18
months with BVA tests.
Multifocal retinal dysplasia is type of retinal malformation.
Can cause blindness but rarely in the ESS. BVA tsting at six
weeks or under can identify. Entropion (eyelid lashes roll inwards
against eye – usually identifiable at 6 weeks of age. Ectropion is
opposite and eyelid rolls outwards exposing eye to foreign bodies
and dirt increasing infection. Treatment by a Vet of both these
conditions is likely to be required. Primary glaucoma
(goniodysgenesis) fluid pressure inside eye increases, eye
becomes painful and inflamed. Blindness follows. A test under
the BVA eye schemes is available and this will detect likelihood
of dog getting glaucoma. Likely inherited but still being investigated.
STORAGE DISEASE:
Affecting young adults between 18
months and 4 yrs, Fucosidosis can be inherited through
autosomal recessive trait and is usally fatal. Symptoms include incoordination and ataxia (loss of control of movement) change
of temperament, loss of learned behaviour, loss of balance,
apparent deafness, visual impairment, varying degrees of depression. Affected dogs loe weight and may have swallowing problems with food regurgitation. A DNA blood test is now available through the AHT
email Nigel.holmes@aht.org.uk or contact the ESS Breed Clubs'
health co-ordinators
Lesley Bloomfield 01923 823579 or
Louise Scott 0208 427 3396 Yvonne Billows 01606 888303
for advice
HIP DYSPLASIA Malformation of one or both
hip joints The average score of 14 is sufficient for concern
but is lower than the Welsh (but more Welsh are hip scored) Recommended that all ESS intended for breeding are hip scored 2008 New DNA Testing Scheme for GPRA cord 1 .
The test is offered by the Animal Health Trust .
for details email info@aht.org.uk

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Addisons disease; allergies; anasarca; apocrine tunour; basal cell tumour; behavioural abnormalities; cataract; cataract with microphthalmia; cleft lip; cleft palate; coloboma; corneal dystrophy; cranioschisis; cutaneous asthenia; distichiasis; ectropion; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; elbow dysplasia; entropion; epidermoid cyst; epilepsy; Factor VIII deficiency/haemophilia A; Factor X deficiency; Factor XI deficiency; glaucoma; haemolytic anaemia; haemophilia A; haemophilia B; hp dysplasia; hydrocephalus; hypoadrenocorticism; hypomyelinogenesis; hypothyroidism; inguinal hernia; intervertebral disc disease; lipfold dermatitis; lysomal storage disease; melanoma; narcolepsy; optic nerve hypoplasia; osteochondritis dissecans; osteo chondrosis; otitis externa; overshot jaw; patellar luxation; patent ductus arteriosis; perianal gland tumour; persistent pupillary membrane; phosphofructokinase deficiency; primary peripheral retinal deficiency; progressive retinal atrophy; rage syndrome; renal cortical hypoplasia;
retinal dysplasia; sebaceous gland tumour; seborrhoea; skin neoplasms; tail abnormalities; umbilical hernia; undershot jaw; ununited anconeal process; Von Willebrand's disease.

Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329

A gene for a form of inherited canine epilepsy has been discovered.  Research is progressing on a test for breeders to use to
detect the gene in their stock
http://ww w.canineepilepsy.co.uk/Research/gene.htm

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(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
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U.S.A. non-docking breeder contact A.D.A.
SPANIEL - FIELD UK



SPANIEL - FIELD
UK - Registrations 2009=51
; 2011=46;2012=47;2014=70; 2015=46;
Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS (not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)

http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx
 
HIPS to 31/10/11=221 in breed scored; range 0-70;
mean score = 16
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score
SPANIEL - FIELD
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U.S.A. non-docking breeder contact A.D.A.
SPANIEL  -  SUSSEX

SpanSussex
SPANIEL  -  SUSSEX (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=138; 94=69; 95=107; 96=100; 97=82; 98=58; 99=89; 2000=98; 01=70; 02=82; 03=68; 04=79; 05=77; 06=74; 07=61; 08=56; 09=60; 2010=68; 2011=52;2012=74;
2014=67; 2015=43;
HIPS to 31/10/11=160 in breed scored; range 7-101;
mean score = 38
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Check for temperaments
7/09 Tail Standard undocked. Set low of medium length not carried above the level of the back. It should taper gradually to a point and be moderately feathered.t
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Cardiomyopathy; cataract; distichiasis; entropion; retinal dysplasia;

KC Accredited breeders should hip score 2007
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SPANIEL - WELSH SPRINGER
welshspringer
welshspringer




SPANIEL - WELSH SPRINGER(GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 95=611; 96=609; 97=465; 98=409; 99=522; 00=424; 01=360; 02=437; 03=362; 04=420;
05=442; 06=352; 07= 376; 08=510; 09=387; 2010=338; 2011=396;2012=348;
2014=315; 2015=363;

HIPS to 31/10/11=1734 in breed scored; range 0-104;
mean score = 16
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

HD = 14 Primary Epilepsy (disease, tumours, nutritional imbalances, certain poisons, teething in youngsters); Idiopathic epilepsy   (both inherited – usually more common in males than females.  Hereditary cataracts,  angle closure glaucoma, faulty bites , missing teeth, unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism; atopic dermatitis which can involve immune system.     Check for temperaments

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says: WSS do not have many reported defects as the ESS but possibly because it has lesser numbers. EPILEPSY: most serious is primary epilepsy which can be caused by a variety of things (disease, tumours, nutritional imbalances, certain poisons, even teething in pups) but primary or idiopathic epilepsy is an inherited trait also found in other breeds such as GSDs, Belgian Shepherd, Labs, Retrievers etc.Usually more common in males and usually between 12 months and three and a half years although can occur outside that range. Possibly a major gene is implicated. If fitting is caused by some externall influence (poison) then if removed or treated, the fitting should disappear. In idiopathic or primary epilepsy the animal cannot be cured though drugs can help reduce severity.
EYES: Hereditary cataracts are reported in the breed from early life and inherited as simple recessive trait.Testing can identify those affected but does not identify carriers though they can be traced through pedigrees. Angle closure glaucoma - thought to be a dominant trait but can be very late onset. Pressure build-up in eye can lead to blindness and if a dog is a carrier it will eventually show it although not obvious in youth.
OTHER PROBLEMS "Show defects" such as faulty bites,
missing teeth, unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism (retained testicles) Atopic dermatitis where there is an adverse reaction to various allergens such as insects or pollen which can involve the immune system.
SKELETAL
: This is a bred tht should be routinely hip scored. The fact that a dog appears sound may not indicate freedom from Hip dysplasia.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
** cataract; glaucoma; hip dysplasia; persistent pupillary membrane;
progressive retinal atrophy
.

Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329
KC Accredited breeders should hip score and eye test including gonioscopy


A gene for a form of inherited canine epilepsy has been discovered. 
Research is progressing on a test for breeders to use to detect the gene in their stock.  http://www.canineepilepsy.co.uk/Research/gene.htm

SPANIEL - WELSH SPRINGER PUPPIES
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SPANIEL - WELSH SPRINER PUPPIES
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(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
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SPANISH WATER DOG
Has anyone got an undocked photo?
SPANISH WATER DOG (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC regs: 2005=97; 2006= 86
; 07=135; 08=146; 2010= 188;2011=190;2012=146; 2014=134; 2015=209;
HIPS to 31/10/11=217 in breed scored; range 0-64;
mean score = 16
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

  Check for temperaments

KC Accredited breeders should
hip score  2007 eye testing goniosdysgenesis/primary glaucoma (G);  prcd-PRA testing
now available from Optigen see
http://www.optigen.com
2008 Accredited KC breeders must now hip score and
eye test (gonioscopy only)
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1100/abshealthreqs.pdf
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HUNGARIAN  VIZSLA

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HUNGARIAN  VIZSLA (not docked in Hungary) (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=323; 94=385; 95=340; 96=458;
97=504; 98=528; 99=567; 2000=578; 01=502; 02=731;
03=773;
04= 867; 05=943; 06=1030; 07=1133; 2008=1306; 2009=1,332; 2010=1498 ; 2011=1588; 2012=1607;
2014=1,803; 2015=2,165;
HIPS to 31/10/11=2066 in breed scored; range 0-70;
mean score = 12
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Eye problem under investigation.  Torsion?    Check for temperaments

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Hip scores range from 0-68 in
Vizslas with 1000+ hipscored average is 12.35. Genetic ocular
problems. PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) although not
confirmed is likely to be autosomal recessive usually occurring
by 3 days of age. Cataracts and inheritance suspected but
unproven. Glaucoma can be secondary to some other problem but primary glaucomea can be seen and probably inberited. Entropion (inturned eyelids) probably inherited as polygenic trait - in the
Vizsla usually lower lids. Immune mediated thrombocytopaenia -
blood contains platelets or thrombocytes concerned with blood
clotting and with this condition the numbers are reduced.
Thought to be common in the Vizsla (familial possibly and
probably inherited and more common in females than males).
Sebaceous Adenitis - inflammation of sebaceous skin glands
which can result in loss of hair.
KC Accredited breeders should hip score

** =Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Cataract; craniomandibular osteopathy; demodicosis; entropion; epilepsy; facial nerve paralysis; Factor XIII deficiency/
Haemophilia A; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis;
haemangiosarcoma; haemophilia A; hip dysplasia; hypo
pigmentation, lips and nose; hypothyroidism; lymphosarcoma; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; progressive retinal
atrophy; sebaceous adenitis; spinal dysraphism; sterile
pyogranuloma syndrome; syringomyelia;
umbilical hernia;
undershot jaw; vasculitis

Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley,
Helpline 08707 469 329  

A gene for a form of inherited canine epilepsy has been discovered.  Research is progressing on a test for breeders
to use to detect the gene in their stock.  http://www.canineepilepsy.co.uk/Research/gene.htm

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HUNGARIAN VIZSLA (WIRE-HAIRED)



VIZSLA -HUNGARIAN WIRE-HAIRED (GUN DOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=2; 94=21; 95=16; 96=35; 97=41;
98=33; 99
=84; 2000=87; 01=123; 02=72; 03=157; 04=183; 05=160;
06=253; 07=252; 08=362; 09=384; 2010=393; 2011=473;2012=368; 2014=552; 2015=678;
HIPS to 31/10/11=368 in breed scored; range 0-63;
mean score = 16
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

Eye problem under investigation. Breeders recommend hip testing.  Torsion?    Check for temperaments

Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Hip scores range from 0-68 in
Vizslas with 1000+ hipscored average is 12.35. Genetic ocular
problems. PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) although not
confirmed is likely to be autosomal recessive usually occurring
by 3 days of age. Cataracts and inheritance suspected but
unproven. Glaucoma can be secondary to some other problem but primary glaucomea can be seen and probably inberited. Entropion (inturned eyelids) probably inherited as polygenic trait - in the
Vizsla usually lower lids. Immune mediated thrombocytopaenia -
blood contains platelets or thrombocytes concerned with blood
clotting and with this condition the numbers are reduced. Thought
to be common in the Vizsla (familial possibly and probably inherited
and more common in females than males). Sebaceous Adenitis - inflammation of sebaceous skin glands which can result in loss
of hair.

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WEIARANER
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weimaraner




WEIMARANER (GUNDOG GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1609; 94=2046; 95=2293; 96=2478;
97=2494; 98=2743; 99=2402; 2000=2694; 01=2505; 02=2472; 03=2978; 04=2841; 05=2848; 06=2744; 07=2724; 08=2288;

09=1,961; 2010=1969; 2011=1581; 2012=1307; 2014=1,307;
2015=1,171;
HIPS to 31/10/11=2158in breed scored; range 0-89;
mean score = 12
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says the following have been reported in the breed but shouldnot be misconstrued and one should not believe a breed is riddled with problems:- EYES: eyelid/eyelash disorders including entropion, ectropion and distichiasisbelieved inherited but mode of inheritance not established. Cataracts of unknown inheritance with progressive retinal atrophy but probable recessive trait  but not yet established in the DNA. 
Cornealdystrophy but genetics unclear as it is for dermoid cysts on cornea but these may be autosomal recessive.  SKELETAL: hip dysplasia but getting better; craniomandibular osteopathy –
recessive trait. Two kinds of dwarfism – pituitary which is recessive
(cyst develops on brain) and an immunodeficiency problem about 4 weeks of age but mode of inheritance vague.  Patellar luxation; ununited anconeal process in elbow; spina bifida; Wobbler syndrome/cervical spondylosis cause polygenic; hypertrophic osteodystrophy symptoms include fever, lethargy, lameness,depression, loss of appetite – xrays show sections of dead bone in affected joints might be caused by mineral imbalance in diet like excessive calcium but an inherited caused cannot be ruled out.
HEART: Persistent right aortic arch can cause vomiting early on
possibly polygenic; haemophilia A recessive sex-linked trait Factor VIII
clotting is affected. Factor XI deficiency which leads to intense bleeding after trauma.
REPRODUCTIVE: Cryptorchidism (should not be bred from);
Pseudo and true hermaphrodites rare in most breeds but more common
in Weimaraners and Cocker Spaniels.
OTHER CONDITIONS: Torsion; Histiocytosis
(skin cancer); Mastosarcoma; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a dominant
trait inheritance unclear;
Epilepsy (Canine Epilepsy Support Group –Mrs. Anne Morley,Helpline
08707 469 329);
Myopathy –abnormal gait and may bunny hop - thought to be
x-linked recessive rare in females; Syringomyella thought to be
inherited as a dominant but is rare; Hypothyroidism; Umbilical hernias;
Primary glomerulopathy (primary renal failure and uraemiasymptoms
lethargy, halitosis, weight loss, reduced appetite eventally renalfailure,
usually seen before 2 yrs of age, mode of inheritance unclear.


KC Accredited breeders should
hip score

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Bloat; cell-mediated immuno deficiency; colour mutant alopaecia;
corneal dystrophy; distichiasis; entropion; eosinophilic panosteitis;
eversion of nictitating membrane; Factor VIII deficiency/Haemophilia A; 
gastric torsion; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis; hairlessness;
Haemophilia A; hip dysplasia; hypertrophic osteo dystrophy;
hypomyelinogenesis; hyposomatotropism; hypothyroidism;
immunoglobulin A deficiency; immunoglobulin G deficiency; immunoglobulin M deficiency; mastocytoma; myasthenia gravis; progressive retinal atrophy; sebaceous adenitis; spinal dysraphism;
sterile pyogranuloma syndrome; syringomyelia; thymic atrophy; umbilical hernia; undershot jaw; vasculitis.    

The Working Weimaraner
- Our Dogs 5/8/05 anon
Weimaraners come with a health warning!  This is one of the most difficult gun dog breeds breeds you can get, and most
people fail with them as a result.  They're not well understood
and they have certain characteristics which make them
particularly unsuited to the British desire to reduce everything
down to a series of little tests.
Now we have your attention, let's explain.
The Weimaraner comes pre-programmed with a directive to put
food on the table and get rid of vermin. It is utterly determined
and 100% fixated on game. It has an exceptional nose.  It is also
massively intelligent (or should be, we have tended to try to breed
this out in this country), gets bored very easily and will pay
absolutely no heed to you whatsoever until you have proved
yourself worthy of its work.  It does not respond well to
the way we produce gundogs in the UK, basically a set of "
do this"instructions,because it needs to put those
instructions in the context of its work. 
It is certainly an affectionate breed, but it uses your need for its
affection to get its own way. That's the downside. The upside is this - get it right and the Weimaraner will leave most gundog breeds standing when it comes to game finding, game treatment, and production, resilience, speed, energy,and hunting.  It will hunt across a moor all day without flagging, adopting a pace similar to the Desert Arab's triple, and it has an uncanny ability to find game, partly because it is brainy and learns exponentially, partly because it adapts its methods and pace to suit scenting conditions and partly because it has to find.  Like all HPRs its
retrieving instincts take a back seat to its hunting but
once this skill has been developed, it makes a class pick-up dog with a good soft mouth and a strong desire to put game in
the bag.  It's fine in the beating line, although it can be competitive and because the line is usually working with
the wind behind, the dog will want to go forward to bring the ground back, not always what the keeper needs.  It's splendid to shoot over and if, for example, you're after wild pheasant on a grouse moor, once it knows you don't want to take grouse, it will only produce pheasant.  It's excellent at deer work (do teach it to be steady to deer because deer are in its in-built list of quarry species) and hawking.  The one thing that it is not that good at is wild fowling and this is only because it is too thin coated for the
conditions. So, if it's that good, why hasn't every shoot got one?
And why does the breed only have 2 field trial Champions (2005)
Go back to the health warning.  This breed takes at least 2-3 years to produce and the path from a 6 week old puppy to field trial standard adult is at its best, rocky. 
Then there's the fact that we don't have the knowledge
base in the UK to help people bring their dogs on properly. 
Plus like all HPRs the Weimaraner needs to run ground
and be worked on game to develop and this puts particular
demands on people's time, facilities, dedication, and
knowledge. Plus the Weimaraner is not that well known
as a working gundog in the UK, ironic when you consider
it was first brought into this country for just that purpose. 
And frankly, it's distinctive and showy and until gamekeepers have seen its exceptional work they tend not to trust something that looks so different from everything else. I have worked a team of Weimaraners and Labs  for several decades and although the Weims are extremely demanding, I can't recommend them highly enough.  But if you want to work one, throw away your social
calendar you won't have time for that!


A gene for a form of inherited canine epilepsy has been discovered.  Research is progressing on a test for
breeders to use to detect the gene in their stock. 
http://www.canineepilepsy.co.uk/Research/gene.htm

Weimaraner Forum  
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BARBADOS Mrs Neysa Huey KC registered
LONG-HAIRED WEIMARANER
long-hairedweimaranerAAD



(were hardly ever docked but on the KC list of docked breeds as could be
just tip docked)

WEIMARANER - LONG_HAIRED (GUNDOG GROUP)
distichiasis -
  other health problems associated with the short-haired
Weimaraner
 
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Janet Drewery - Our Dogs 8/05 :-'I am not sure what the attraction is,
whether it's their natural aptitude for work, their effortless gait, the way
the sun catches their coats or just their downish looks, it just gives them
that edge for me.  I have owned 7 long-haired Weimaraners over 4 generations all of which have been natural hunters and swimmers ,
facing all types of cover and terrain in the worst type of weathers, struggling only in extreme heat.  Over the years of viewing mixed haired litters, I have never observed one where the different coats were
apparent before 3 days as long-haired pups are stripy too.  The first obvious difference being the way the coat lies, often easier under infra red light.  Regarding their development it is often the long-haired pups which are first to gain their independence and successfully escape the whelping box    Initially they seem to grow at a more rapid rate than their short-haired litter siblings (ADA - possibly as the long-haired are not currently being docked!)yet are a lot slower maturing both mentally and physically not getting their full coat until 2-3 years old.  Grooming of the coat is minimal as it has a silky texture most grass seed and thorn will fall out as the coat dries.  The only trimming required is between their toes and around their paws. 
They moult twice a year often leaving a dark eel stripe down their backs,
the bitch loses most of her coat after havinga litter of  pups.  The long-hairs natural working ability is their forte.  Observing the head carriage of l
ong haired I find they have a more hound like attitude not normally carrying it as high and therefore not appearing quite so"flashy" whilst working.
  As for breeding long to short, the only certainty is long to long produces
long.  I have never known of that combination producing either a mixed or short haired litter.

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