Anti-Docking Alliance (A.D.A.)
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The Campaign Against the Docking of Dogs' Tails (and cropping ears)
ON THIS PAGE TERRIER GROUP
Airedale, Australian, Fox Terriers, Glen of  Imaal, Irish, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Norfolk, Norwich, Parson Russell, Sealyham. Soft-coated Wheaten, Welsh
LISTED AS DOG TYPE FIRST - e.g. TERRIER -Glen of Imaal,
BEFORE PURCHASING A PUPPY PLEASE READ ALL OTHER INFORMATION
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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.
Neuter your pets if you do not plan to show or breed) to reduce the chances of unwanted litters - controversial, but unfortunately one of the causes for rescue organisation having to care for so many unwanted animals.
Microchip your pet so if it does go missing it can easily be traced back to you. Compulsory in N. Ireland.
'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
BREEDERS/BUYERS - Please use a seller/buyer contract see
http://www.bva.co.uk/news/2776.aspx
TERRIER GROUP AND BREED HEALTH
Some of the following breed health notes are incomplete and will be gradually up-dated as information becomes available
PHOTOS OF TERRIER GROUP
LISTED AS DOG TYPE FIRST
- e.g. TERRIER Glen of Imaal,

Airedale, Australian, Fox Terriers,
Glen of  Imaal, Irish, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Norfolk, Norwich,
Parson Russell, Sealyham,
Soft-coated Wheaten, Welsh
DETAILS OF TERRIER GROUP
LISTED AS DOG TYPE FIRST
- e.g
. TERRIER Glen of Imaal,

Airedale; Australian; Fox Terriers; Glen of Imaal, Irish, Kerry lue;
Lakeland; Norfolk; Norwich; Parson Russell; Sealyham;
Soft-Coated Wheaten, Welsh.
TERRIER  -  AIREDALE



TERRIER - AIREDALE (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1050; 94=961; 95=1219; 96=1037;  97=1029; 98=1018;  99=810; 2000=1088; 01=848; 02=1054; 03=855; 04=988;
05=727; 06=861; 07=869; 08=864; 09=601; 2010=599; 2011= 612;2012=600;2014=601; 2015=659;
HIPS to 31/10/11=1560 in breed scored; range 0-91;
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

Health coat :-alopaecia (saddle or flanks) sometimes seasonal starting in winter and continuing about 6 mths but recurrent ; hypothyroidism often autoimmune and with lethargy, weight gain, exercise intolerance and weakness.
In severity may cause heart disease. HRT treatment is useful. Dermatitis (with hot spots) sometimes caused by allergy or follicle infection .
Eyes trichiasis (in-growing eyelashes) and blocked tear ducts.
Skeletal
hip dysplasia likely inherited (see KC website for more info)
General
Cancer (lymphoma and leukaemia commonest form). Bloat/torsion
Bladder stones and kidney failure.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Acral lick dermatitis; acute moist dermatitis; cerebellar hypoplasia; corneal dystrophy;  distichiasis; entropion; factor IX deficiency or haemaphilia; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis; haemaphilia B; Hyposomatotropism; hypothyroidism; Immunoglobulin A deficiency; Narcolepsy; Pannus;   Progressive retinal atrophy;  retinal detachment;  retinal dysplasia;  Sebaceous Adenitis;  Trembling of the hind quarters; Umbilical herniae; von Willebrand's disease


KC Accredited breeders should hip score

AIREDALE TERRIER LITTERS

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TERRIER  -  AUSTRALIAN





















TERRIER - AUSTRALIAN (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=62; 94=55; 95=38; 96=58; 97=36; 98=59; 99=52; 2000=46; 01=47; 02=34; 03=38; 04=60; 05=60; 06=62; 07=38; 08=55; 09=57; 2010=36; 2011=46;2012=30; 2014=27; 2015=27;
No problems known to breeders  Check for temperaments
METABOLIC CONDITIONS:: Diabetes
(few % -statistics from US survey) caused by failure to produce insulin; Cushings/hypoadrenocorticism; hypothyroidism. SKELETAL: patellar luxation (displacement of kneecap), tears/strains of cruciate ligament. \less common Legg-Calve-Perthe's disease in juvenile/young adult dogs. EYES: Cataracts; rarely inherited retinal defects but no DNA tests as yet; when buying a puppy check that all stock are clear of PRA (Progressive Retinal atrophy) and RD (retinal dysplasia), ALLERGIES AND ATOPY: Food allergies causing inflammatory bowel disease or colitis. Skin allergies causing heat spots and rashes. Fleas or demodex mites of environmental causes may be implicated. Also seasonal inhalant allergy similar to hayfever.


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

**Diabetes Mellitus; Legg-Perthes disease; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal dysplasis


AUSTRALIAN TERRIER PUPPIES
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TERRIER  - FOX (SMOOTH -HAIRED)  



TERRIER  - FOX (SMOOTH -HAIRED)   (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registration: 95=212; 96=204; 97=217; 98=216; 99=179; 00=234; 01=160; 2002=167; 03=226; 04=188
; 05=212; 06=173; 07=137; 08=178; 09=133; 2010=155; 2011=137;2012= 94;2014=142; 2015=148;

Parents should be eye tested; hemivertebrae  syringomyelia. 
Check for temperaments

Severe health problems in general rare.

Digestive: megaoesophagus - neurological difficulty swallowing food which could enter lungs and cause pneumonia.
If accompanied by muscular weakness, myasthenia gravis may be cause ( nervous sytem attacked by dog's anti-bodies). Feeding position is all important. If a staircase available place dog's front legs as high as comfortably possible and hold bowl up so head is in elevated position. Muscular and Neurological : Degenerative myopathy (CDRM) - neurones driving muscles cease function which deteriorates to paralysis - genetic or
possibly
environmental cause. DNA tests showing dogs with 2 copies of mutant gene (S001 have higher risk. Skeletal: Hip dysplasia rarely but some younger dogs have been seen with developmental hip problem known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease/sterile necrosis of femoral head. Causes painful rear leg lameness. Eye: Cataracts juvenile, glaucoma.Painful, bulging eye should be treated asap. Primary lens luxation simple genetic disease for which there is a DNA test through Animal Health Trust. Distichiasis (additional eyelashes) sometimes ingrowing and damaging eyeball - can be corrected by minor sugery. Skin: allergy problems fairly frequent. Needs investigation as to allergen. Cardiovascular: Some heart conditions reported.

SMOOTH-HAIRED FOX TERRIER PUPPIES
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TERRIER  -  FOX (WIRE-HAIRED)
terrier
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TERRIER - WIRE-HAIRED FOX (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=670; 94=737; 95=668; 96=616; 97=683; 98=670; 99=634; 2000=651; 01=598; 02=665; 03=593; 04=748; 05=668; 06=688; 07=634; 08=763; 09=604; 2010=693; 2011=646; 2012=669;
2014=676; 2015=79;


Parents should be eye tested. Syringomyelia.  Check for temperaments
Severe health problems in general rare.

Digestive: megaoesophagus - neurological difficulty swallowing food which could enter lungs and cause pneumonia.
If accompanied by muscular weakness, myasthenia gravis may be cause ( nervous sytem attacked by dog's anti-bodies). Feeding position is all important. If a staircase available place dog's front legs as high as comfortably possible and hold bowl up so head is in elevated position.
Muscular and Neurological : Degenerative myopathy (CDRM) - neurones driving muscles cease function which deteriorates to paralysis - genetic or possibly
environmental cause. DNA tests showing dogs with 2 copies of mutant gene (S001 have higher risk. Skeletal: Hip dysplasia rarely but some younger dogs have been seen with developmental hip problem known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease/sterile necrosis of femoral head. Causes painful rear leg lameness. Eye: Cataracts juvenile, glaucoma.Painful, bulging eye should be treated asap. Primary lens luxation simple genetic disease for which there is a DNA test through Animal Health Trust. Distichiasis (additional eyelashes) sometimes ingrowing and damaging eyeball - can be corrected by minor sugery. Skin: allergy problems fairly frequent. Needs investigation as to allergen. Cardiovascular: Some heart conditions reported.

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

**Abnormal dentition; atopy; cataract; deafness; dislocation
of shoulder;
distichiasis; entropion; oesophageal achalasia;
glaucoma; goitre;  Legg-Perthes disease; lens luxation;  
persistent right aortic arch; progressive retinal atrophy;
pulmonic stenosis; spinal cord demyelination ( ataxia);
tetralogy of fallot; Von Willebrand's disease.

WIRED-HAIRED FOX TERRIERS
PUPPIES
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TERRIER - GLEN OF IMAAL (TERRIER GROUP)





TERRIER - GLEN OF IMAAL (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=47; 94=65; 95=71; 96=89; 97=77; 98=58; 99=77; 2000=48; 01=16; 02=48; 03=593; 04=43; 05=45; 06=41; 07=36; 08=89; 09=46;
2010=61; 2011=67; 2012=57; 2014-74;
2015=79'
KC from 1/7/2006 test for GPRA Generalised progressive retinal atrophy.
Check for temperaments

TAIL STANDARD 2007 - Docking previously optional.  Docked strong at root.   Well set and carried gaily. Undocked Strong at root. Well set on and carried gaily in overall balance with rest of the dog.
Skeletal: Short legs bred into the breed can cause problems; the legs can grow with slight twist. affecting foot movement. No hip scores have been recorded as yKC from 1/7/2006 test for GPRA Generalised progressive retinal atrophy.
Skeletal: Short legs bred into the breed can cause problems; the legs can grow with slight twist. affecting foot movement. No hip scores have been recorded as yet nut hip dysplasia leading to arthritis is not unknown in the breed. Slipped discs can occur (intervertebral disc disease) causing back pain and disinclination to walk.
Eyes: Progressive retinal atrophies (PRAs) - progressive form of blindness. aka cone-rod dysplasia type 3. Often occurs betwwen 3-5 yrs when dog dislikes bright light and then progress over a period of years until almost inevitably blindness occurs - inherited from both parents. Optigen testing available. As currently a rare breed could be difficult to avoid but if breeding two inheritors of gene should not be mated.
Skin: Redness and soreness and hair loss can be common within the breed often triggered by allergens such as dust, fleas, house mites, food or seasonal but also can be autoimmune. Can result in bacterial/yeast infections. Difficult to control long term even with medication.
et nut hip dysplasia leading to arthritis is not unknown in the breed so breeders should hip score. Slipped discs (intervertebral disc disease) can occur

GLEN OF IMAAL PUPPIES ( endangered breed)
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TERRIER IRISH (TERRIER GROUP)




TERRIER IRISH (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=156; 94=205; 95=222; 96=201; 97=162; 98=195; 99=243; 2000=258; 01=175; 02=198; 03=303; 04=227; 05=270;
06= 324; 07=271; 369; 09=289; 2010=857;; 2011=277; ;2012=306;2014=371; 2015=290;
No problems known to breeders.  X-linked muscular myopathy
. Check for temperaments
Malcom Willis (Geneticist) says:- Few inherited problems which may be that there are few or the breed is numerically small for them not to be known. Breed population around 3,500. Occasional eye problems possibly inherited as an autosomal recessive. They include cataracts, micropthalmia (small eyes) retinal dysplasia and persistent pupillary membranes (PPM) These should be present in the foetal stage and then degenerate after birth but in PPM they persist. Muscular dystrophy causing gait abnormalities and easy exhaustion.
It is found in the x-linked chromosome so would be seen in males (XY) and very rarely in females (XX) and is present from birth (congenital). Melanomic tumours usually malignant occurring in the skin but usually in older dogs (over 8 yrs.).
Hyperkeratosis of footpad occasionally seen. It is a horny growth on the pad and relatively rare. Generally seen in families and may have a genetic base but this isn't established.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc.
of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cystinuria; digital hyperkeratosis; muscular dystrophy; progressive retinal atrophy

IRISH TERRIER PUPPIES

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TERRIER -  JACK RUSSELL (not KC registered "breed")


TERRIER - JACK RUSSELL - NOT KC RECOGNISED
Primary Lens Luxation
.  Check for temperaments
EYES lens luxation (2-6yrs) secondary glaucoma is blinding if surgical intervention is not done. Usually bilateral but one eye is usually affected weeks or months before the other. The mutation causing this has now been found and a DNA test is available through the Animal Health Trust. Cataract/opacity of lens can occur mostly after 6 yrs of age Neurological ad muscular diseases white JRTs can be deaf in one or both ears Purchasers should check. Epileptic seizures can occur in a few JRTS Also several types of ataxia from young age causing weakness or paralysis. For pups (5-8 weeks) myasthenia gravis causing progressive weakness usually responsive to drug therapy. Myotonic myopathy causing a non painful muscle spasm after inercise occurs in some dogs A DNA test (univ of Pennsylvania only) is available for parent dogs Allergies and autoimmunity May develop hay fever or flea allergies or dermatitis. Ichthyosis is rare and is inherited as a recessive disease. S keletal /conformationaal conditions Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (degeneration of head of thigh bone) progressive rear leg lameness from 4-12 months old treatment anti-inflammatories or surgery. Patellar luxation with sudden onset can be treated. Hernias are common especially inguinal need immediate surgery. High toes usually front feet occasional abnormal development. Cardiac/circulatory disorders Dilated cardiomyopathy symptoms shortness of breath and exercise intolerance needs Veterinary supervision. Von Willebrand's disease and more rarely haemophilia type A occur in JRTs If dogs bleed profusely should be checked regularly by Vet (not advisable to breed from these dogs )
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Ataxia; Factor X deficiency; lens luxation; myasthenia gravis; Von Willebrands

see this link:-
  http://www.jack-russell-terrier.co.uk/reunited/jack_russells_reunited.htm
If you have a JRT, a Parson Russell or anything in between this is a project to build the world's largest Jack Russell database

 
A.D.A.

JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
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TERRIER - KERRY BLUE


TERRIER - KERRY BLUE (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=267; 94=241; 95=280; 96=218; 97=277; 98=291; 99=272; 2000=279; 01=318; 02=244; 03=283; 04=274
; 05=277;
06=263; 07=267; 08=198; 09=190; 2010=223;
2011=212;2012=210;2014=172; 2015=131;
HIPS to 31/10/11=64 in breed scored; range 4-66;
mean score = 15

fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Always buy from hip and elbow tested parent dogs.

.Check for temperaments
This is a numerically small breed resulting in a small amount of
breeding dogs each year. So far there is no Kennel Club health report on the breed. Coat and skin: cancer of the hair follicle is reported and to a lesser degree melanoma. Sebaceous cysts are fairly common more so in males Particular areas affected could be elbows, hocks, between toes, eyebrows, neck, tail and side of abdomen. Hair can get into eyes causing entropion and cause problems in ears from waxy plugs which can become chronic infections.
Allergies causing dermatitis.
Eyes:
dry-eye; excessive mucus production. Cataracts.
Blood: blood clotting disorders which affect injury or surgery.
DNA test available for the most common von Willebrands.
Genetic inherited rare in UK Canine degenerative myelopathy for which there is a DNA test - causes progressive paralysis and weakness around 8 yrs and a survival of about 1 yr.
Teeth:
Missing and abnormal teeth possibly associated with reduced fertility and hermaphrodism in XX chromosomes.
Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia . Degenerative myelopathy and progressive neuronal abiotrophy both genetically inherited -more than 50% Kerrys in the US carry the gene for which there is a DNA test


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

**Cataract; cerebellar and extrapyramidal abiotrophy; distichiasis; entropion; Factor XI deficiency; hair follicle tumours; hypothyroidism; keratitis sicca; keratoconjunctivitis sicca; narrow palpebral fissure; progressive retinal atrophy; thrombocytopaenia; ununited anconeal process; von Willebrands  disease

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TERRIER  -  LAKELAND  





TERRIER - LAKELAND (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=223; 94=270; 95=215; 96=314; 97=223; 98=281; 99=252; 2000=269; 01=213; 02=269; 03=213; 04=225
; 05=330; 06=277; 07=269; 08=303; 09=283; 2010=254; 2011=247; 2012=208;
2014=176; 2015=173 ;

No problems known to breeders.  Check for temperaments
Eye conditions: Distichiasis (extra eyelashes) can damage eye and needs surgical intervention. Microphthalmia - developmental disease peristent pupillary membranes interrupting vision. Lens luxation potentially blinding when lens becomes detached leading to glaucoma. Single case in USA but may be hidden in carrier state. There is DNA test for condition (see Animal Health Trust) Cataract - mostly seen in old age in UK.

Skeletal disorders: Hind limb lameness (Legg-Calves-Perthes disease); juvenile/young dogs. May be bi-lateral and surgery is usually required. Patellar Luxation (displacement of knee cap) Can be intermittent and often shows up after exercise. May require surgery or manipulation.
Teeth: pronounced underbite and doubled teeth sometimes known.
Heart and Circulation: Ventricular septal defect (developmental heart problem) May be nothing more than heart murmur or can be more serious causing pulmonary hypertention and heart failure. Not common in KC registered population. Von Willebrands disease (blood clotting disorder) no recent records of the problem in UK.
Reproductive problems: Some may require assistance when birthing (Caesarean section) May be inherited.

Always check with breeder about the above conditions
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; cryptorchidism; distichiasis; hypothyroidism; lens luxation; persistent pupillary membrane; undershot jaw; ununited anconeal process; von Willebrand's disease


TERRIER LAKELAND PUPPIES
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TERRIER - NORFOLK






with thanks to Sally Ann Thompson and in memory of
Kevin
  TERRIER - NORFOLK (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=454; 94=519; 95=531; 96=652; 97=541; 98=618; 99=587; 2000=590; 01=495; 02=494; 03=472; 04=543
; 05=663; 06=631; 07=686; 08=635; 09=603; 2010=534; 2011=577; 2012=546; 2014=540; 2015=575;
Heart disease.   Check for temperaments
TAIL STANDARD 2007 Docking of tail previously optional
a)Medium docked set level with topline and carried erect.
b)Tail of moderate length to give a general balance to the dog, thick at the root e nd tapering towards the tip, as straight as possible, carried jauntily but not excessively gay.

Dr. Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- This is a numerically small breed
Eye problem
s - glaucoma occurs occasionally and can lead to blindness; sometimes it is secondary but problem occurs when it is primary and believed to be genetic but mode of inheritance uncertain. Lens luxation also rarely seen but painful and shown to be an autosomal recessive. Cataracts but mode of inheritance uncertain and age of onset variable. A relatively rare condition is optic nerve hypoplasia which can lead to blindness. Skeletal - hip dysplasia has been reported although no dog has been submitted to the BVA/KC scheme most date comes from abroad. Patella luxation mode of inheritance is polygenic.
Liver disorders - Copper toxicosis rare but may be inherited by a simple autosomal recessive; in severe cases death. Portosystemic shunts caused by the malformation and misdirection of the blood vessels that are outside the liver and allow blood to bypass the liver. Other conditions -
hypothyroidism where the dog'd own immune system damages and can destroy the thyroid gland; causes rough scaly skin and hair loss as well as weight gain. Mode of inheritance unclear but may be recessive but is more widespread than breeders realise. Immune reaction can lead to atopic dermatitis wth rough itchy skin and seemingly allergic to pollen, grass seed, fleas and other irritants. Heart disease where heart muscle is abnormal can cause sudden death. It can cause oedema of the lung lethargy and reluctance to exercise. Mitral valve disease is beginning to be seen. Megaoesophagus occasionally occurs (constriction of the oesophagus) About 5 weeks onwards affected puppies constantly regurgitate food; most have to be put down but some can survive although they are susceptible to inhalation pneumonia.

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TERRIER - NORWICH (TERRIER GROUP)



TERRIER - NORWICH (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=154; 94=142; 95=114; 96=164; 97=184; 98=173; 99=162; 2000=165; 01=144; 02=153; 03=143; 04=124; 05=131; 06=147; 07=31; 08=152; 09-166; 2010=172; 2011=158; 2012=170; 2014= 166; 2015=147;
Hips scoring - no Norwich Terriers have been scored.    Check for temperaments. Respiratory disease.

TAIL STANDARD 2007 - Tail docking previously optional
a) Medium docked. Set high completing perfectly level topline. Carried erect.
b) Tail of moderate length to give a general balance to dog, thick at root and tapering towards tip, as straight as possible, carried jauntily, not excessively gay, completing perfectly level topline
Malcom Willis (Geneticist) says:-
Eyes
: lens luxation, breeders getting lens luxation should consider parents of affected pups as carriers and affected pups as homozygous for the problem and should act accordingly.

Heart: small proportion have heart murmurs which may progress to mitral valve disease and cardiomyopathy. The heart pump fails to work efficiently and may stop working. Can be helped with medication and lifestye changes
Skeletal: Patellar luxation/kneecap dislocation. Occasionally seen and can happen suddenly with rear leg lameness . Sometimes resolved by manipulation but might need surgery. Sensible to ask breeder if any of the breeding line has had arthritis of joints
Respiratory: Reported that a fairly high proportion have upper airway syndrome (noisy breathing/snoring/reluctance to exercise. Prone to runny nose/bronchitis/kennel cough. Some have overlong palate, enlarged tonsils, blocked nasal passageways or larynx collapse.Problems with walking and respiration thought to be due to inherited deficiency of hormone serotonin .
Might find Legg-Calve Perthe's disease. Thought to be genetic influence and therefore advisable to ask breeder about the disease. Neuromuscular/Musculoskeletal conditions - muscular cramping similar to Scottie cramp - dogs may be affected permanently or intermittently.
Epileptoid cramping syndrome = exaggerated stretching curving of spine/loss of control and spasm of muscles/dizziness/staggering/falling/failing to rise - the dog will remain alert. May last few seconds or as long as 30 mins. May start between 2 and 6 yrs of age and may happen rarely or several times weekly. It is being investigated for a hoped for genetic test. -
Cataracts which are usually posterior polar and can occur 6 months onwards and lead to impaired vision - mode of inheritance uncertain. Primary glaucoma can lead to blindness - mode of inheritance uncertain.


Terriers do not have many reported problems it might be because there are few problems or just no incentive to report any.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Corneal dystrophy; hypothyroidism; lens luxation; von Willebrands disease

NORWICH TERRIER PHOTOS
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TERRIER  -  PARSON RUSSELL



TERRIER - PARSON RUSSELL (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations:  1993=359; 94=345; 95=450; 96=488; 97=564; 98=589; 99=550; 2000=571; 01=630; 02=673 ;03=969; 04=804; 05=776; 06=764; 07=892; 08=680; 09-714; 2010=554; 2011= 539;2012=562; 2014=395; 2015=407;
Parents should be eye tested.   Check for temperaments

P(rimary) L(ens) L(uxation) DNA test now available 2010
see A(nimal) H(ealth) T(rust)
http://www.aht.org.uk
M alcolm Willis (Genetiticst) says:- defects are relatively rare. 
Eyes:- lens luxation where lens luxates out of position and causes pain;
possible autosomal recessive - if it happened in a litter both paretns are
likely to carry trait.  Cataracts but inheritance not known. 
Musculoskeletal: Patellar luxation (inward displacement of kneecap);
Legg Perthes disease (femoral head dies) inheritance suspected but not confirmed.
Myasthenia gavis where neuromuscular transmission is
defective. Symptoms megaoesophagus (stretched oesophagus not able to process food properly) and muscle weakness.  May be congenital or acquired - autosomal recessive inheritance suspected. 
Endocrine:- Diabetes mellitus usually from early middle age onwards - inheritance not known.  Skin:- scaly skin (fish scales) can be seen from birth  Inheritance uncertain
KC Accredited breeders should
eye test in 2007

see this link:-

  http://www.jack-russell-terrier.co.uk/reunited/jack_russells_reunited.htm
If you have a JRT, a Parson Russell or anything in between this is a project to build the world's largest Jack Russell database


PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER PUPPIES

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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
TERRIER PATTERDALE/FELL


TERRIER FELL -photos anyone?
TERRIER - PATTERDALE/FELL (not recognised by Kennel Club)
Types:- wire-haired, broken haired, smooth - could all be in one litter. 
Has been designed from Border terriers, Lakeland Terriers Bedlington Terriers and some Staffi
e

Malcolm Willis Geneticist says:- Failure of testicular descent (crytoorchidism) . Eye: lens luxation; entropion likely inherited. posterior subcapsular cataract eye testing imperative. progressive retinal atrophy, retinal detachment both appear to be autosomal recessive traits. glaucoma. Copper toxicosis - inherited from Bedlingtons - serious liver damage can occur because of inadequate excretion of copper and storage in the liver - autosomal recessive. Wise precaution to test for this as it is in the Bedlington.
TERRIER SEALYHAM


TERRIER - SEALYHAM (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 95=108; 96=111; 97=64; 98=48; 99=58; 00=48; 01=62; 2002=58; 03=60; 04=51; 05=58; 06=57; 07=65; 08=43; 09=47; 2010=49;2011=63;2012=76; 2014=97; 2015=113;
Parents should be eye tested. Puppies should be eye tested. Some deafness. Back problems.    Check for temperaments


KC Accredited breeders sho
uld
eye test


** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**atopy; cataract; dermatitis atopic; glaucoma; hypothyroidism; lens luxation; persistent papillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; retinal dysplasia

SEALYHAM TERRIERS PUPPIES
(endangered breed)
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
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
TERRIER  -  SOFT-COATED WHEATEN





TERRIER - SOFT-COATED WHEATEN (TERRIER GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=206; 94=217; 95=239; 96=309; 97=288; 98=241; 99=318; 2000=260; 01=247; 02=277; 03=352; 04=287;
05=321; 06=403; 07=324; 08=352; 09=284;
2010=405; 2011=433;
2012=455; 2014=404; 2015=423
HIPS to 31/10/11=525 in breed scored; range 0-62;
mean score = 12
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score


Par
ents should be eye tested. Kidney problems
http://www.wheaten-health-initiative.co.uk/
Genetics: Digestive/kidney problemsProtein losing enteropathy (PLE) in foreign dogs so necessary to check ancestry) PLE is an inflammatory bowel disease starts about 3months of age to 6yrs. Unable to absorb food and diarrhoea follows. Can be fluid loss in abdomen and around lungs and heart. Protein losing nephropathy (PLN) inflammatory disease of kidneys starting at a year or later. Causes increased urination with high levels of protein Can lead to kidney failure. Both PLE and PLN are thought to be related and females more prone. As genetic in origin it is necessary to check ancestry before buying a pup.
Renal dysplasia another type of kidney disease has also been recorded in a few dogs but none recently in UK and is thought to be genetic in origin. Usually found under a year of age. The kidneys don't develop normally causing urinary tract infections and is usually fatal.
EYES:
Cataracts (opaque covering of the eye lens can occur. PPM (Persistent pupillary Membranes) - thread like tissue that can occur over the pupil. In SCWTregarded as harmless. Retinal folds - a defect in development Wheatens carrying this condition should not be bred from . OTHER PROBLEMS:
Some dogs usually females get urinary incontinence from birth (ectopic ureter). Hypoadrenocorticsm (Addison's disease) The adrenal glands do not produce normal levels of electrolytes and metabolic and blood pressure control. This causes listliness/depression, loss of appetite leading to weight loss sometimes accompanied by sickness. They can't cope with stress and can collapse with a slow heart rate. This is not so much a problem in the UK as it is in Australia and USA and can be treated by hormone replacement. At maturity should be examined for hip dysplasia
. Dermatitis can be a problem as can ear irritation. Cardiac and cancer diseases do cause death in the mature dogs as with all breeds. See Wheaten Health Initiative (link above) for detailed information on the health information.
  Check for temperaments


KC Accredited breeders should
hip score.  Breed club recommend kidney function test and eye test


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

**Addison's disease; allergies; atopy; cataract; dermatitis atopic; hypoadrenocorticism; hypothyroidism; intestinal malabsorption; optic nerve hypoplasia; persistent pupillary membrane; posterior retinal atrophy; progressive retinal atrophy; renal dysplasia; retinal dysplasia; von Willebrand's disease

SOFT-COATED WHEATEN TERRIER PUPPIES
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
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
TERRIER  -  WELSH


TERRIER - WELSH - TERRIER GROUP
KC registrations: 1993=329; 94=329; 95=277 ; 96=304; 97=268; 98=300; 99=311; 2000=263; 01=280; 02=270; 03=319; 04=305;
05=326; 06=386; 07=377; 08=360; 09=337;
2010=432; 2011=415; 2012=352; 2014=392; 2015=389;
Some eye problems detected.    Check for temperaments
Dr. Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:-
Eyes: Only 2 inherited defects known Primary Glaucoma of unknown mode of inheritance and Lens Luxation which can be secondary (associated with glaucoma) or primary. In the latter is it possibly autosomal recessive trait. American studies list cataracts of unknown origin and PRA likely to be autosomal recessive trait and global in location.
Hip status - none have been reported though the BVA/KC hip scheme since it started. Although it has been reported in other countries as has Legg Perthes disease (necrosis of the femoral head) and luxating patella (dislocation of the kneecap)
Other problems - Megaosophagus can occur from 5 weeks of age (failure to swallow leading to regurgitation of food) most die or are PTS but some do survive for a few years although will often die from inhalation pneumonia. Cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) mouth problems (overshot jaws) genetic based. Some defects may not be reported due to reluctance of breeders to do so but that does not mean to say that they are being eliminated.


** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; glaucoma, hypothyroidism; lens luxation; Von Willebrand's disease

WELSH TERRIER PUPPIES

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
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
YORKSHIRE TERRIER
SEE UNDER TOY GROUP
YORKSHIRE TERRIERS  TSEE TOY GROUPH

YORSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES
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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
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