The Anti-Docking Alliance Web Site in the UK = Home Page

Anti-Docking Alliance  (A.D.A.)

 
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Campaign to end the docking of dogs' tails (and cropping of ears)

BEFORE PURCHASING A PUPPY PLEASE READ ALL OTHER INFORMATION
ON THIS LINK PAGE

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 its 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 organisations 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
ON THIS PAGE UTILITY & WORKING GROUPS + BREED HEALTH
Some of the following breed health notes are incomplete and will be gradually up-dated as information becomes available .
UTILITY GROUP DOGS and Breed Health listed first
(Boston) Poodles, Schnauzers, Schipperke

followed by WORKING GROUP DOGS and Breed Health (There are now 2 Working Groups)
Bouvier des Flandres, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pinscher, Rottweiler, Russian Black Terrier.
The word "working" should not be confused with the UK legislation on "working dogs"

PHOTOS OF UTILITY GROUP
Poodles, Schnauzers, Schipperke
DETAILS OF UTILITY GROUP
Poodles, Schnauzers, Schipperke
PHOTOS POODLE MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)

POODLE MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1287; 94=2298; 95=1378; 96=1338; 97=1130; 98=1114; 99=994; 2000=1024; 01=914; 02=741;
03=897; 04=849; 05=1009; 06=978; 07=1038; 08=996 ;
09=916; 2010=945; 11=957; 12=952; 2014=2003; 2015=992;

HIPS to 31/10/11=60 in breed scored; range 4-58;
mean score = 12
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Parents should be DNA eye tested.   Check for temperaments

Skeletal : patellar luxation/dislocation kneecap if happens
regularly may result in degenerative changes and surgery
may be required; Legg-Calve-Perthes (degeneration of
femur at hip joint - 4 mnths -1yr.) Less common than
patellar luxation but more severe. Occasional spinal
problems seen; intervertebral disc disease possibly
associated with malformation and instability of spine
frontal end causing neck pain.
Heart, blood, circulation : Heart murmurs linked with
malformation of mitral valve which separates 2 left side
chambers of heart. Detectable when young but sometimes progresses to more serious heart disease with shortness
of breath, exercise avoidance, and eventually congestive
heart failure. Check whether Vet checks done and buy
only subject to puppy contract. Patent ductus arteriosus -
a bood vessel that bypasses the lungs in the womb is
open at birth, resulting in the heart workload being
increased. Haemolytic anaemia - exercise intlerance,
brownish urine and possibly bloody stools. This can be
caused by metabolic disorder or autoimmune cause,
unusually may lead to clotting disorder immune-mediated thrombocytopaenia. Von Willebrand's disease - mild clotting disorder. Vet Gen can do a DNA test for vWD.
Hormones and metabolism: Diabetes (thirst, frequent urination, weight loss. Hyperadrenocorticism/Cushing's syndrome - excessive production cortisol (thirst and frequent urination, excessive appetite, large belly, thin skin, poor wound healing, hair loss. Hypothyroidism caused by ummune attack on thyroid (hair loss and greasy coat, lethargy, slow heart rate
Skin : Sebaceous adenitis (glands inflamed and infected,
loss of hair, skin scaly greyish);
Eye and ear problems : PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
usually progressive blinding condition in mid-age dogs -
OptiGen DNA test available and should be done by
breeders. When buying ensure eye tests done and
certificates given with puppy contract.. Cataracts sometimes
present from birth but more common mid to late age.
Distichiasis (misplaced eyelashes) can cause
infection/ulceration. Possibly all inherited disorder so
check with breeder on parental health history. Otitis
externa (inflammation ear canal) involves keeping ear
free of hair .
Neurological: Epilepsy not always genetic.
Other: Kidney or urinary tract stones.
Although some of the above problems do occur from
current available data they appear rare

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases
in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal
Rights - California
* *Achondroplasia; allergies; atopy; basal cell tumour; behavioural abnormalities; cataract; cerebro spinal demyelination; deafness; dermatitis atopic;  distichiasis; ectodermal defects; ectopic ureters; entropion;  epilepsy; epiphora; epiphyseal dysplasia; Facto VIII deficiency of haemophilia A; glaucoma; globoid cell leukodystrophy; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis; Hemeralopia; haemophilia A; hyperadrenocorticism  or Cushings disease; hyposomatotropism; hypothyroidism; intervertebral disc disease; iris atrophy; lacrimal duct atresia; lysosomal storage disease;  microphthalmia; myasthenia gravis; optic nerve hypoplaasia; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; osteogenesis imperfecta; otitis externa; pannus; patellar luxation; patent ductus arteriosis; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; sebaceous gland tumour; squamous cell carcinoma; ventricular septal defect; Von Willenbrand's disease
Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329
KC Accredited breeders should eye test  2007 DNA test Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd)

MINIATURE POODLE PUPPIES
UK - Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS (not perfected yet but
possibly better than a newspaper/web advertisement) http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home

PHOTOS POODLE STANDARD (UTILITY GROUP)

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POODLE STANDARD (UTILITY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1374; 94=1391; 95=1584;
96=1436; 97=1378; 98=1307; 99=1166; 2000=1084; 01=1067; 02=976;03=1116; 04=1055 ; 05=1047; 06=879; 07=1057; 08=1029; 09=955; 2010=1037; 2011=900;
12=963; 2014=983; 2015=987

HIPS to 31/10/11=850 in breed scored; range 0-74;
mean score = 14
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
Addison's disease. Von Willebrands disease Torsion?
Check for temperaments

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

**Allergies; Atopic Dermatitis; Atopy; Behavioural
abnormalities; bloat; Cataract;  Colour Mutant Alopecia; 
Dermatitis atopic; Distichiasis; Entropion; Epilepsy;
Epiphora; Factor VIII deficiency or haemophilia;
Factor XII deficiency; Glaucoma; Granulomatous
sebaceous adenitis; Hemeralopia; Haemalytic Anaemia;  Haemaphilia A; Hip dysplasia; Hypoadrenocorticism; Hypothyroidism; Iris Atrophy; Lacrimal duct atresia;
Lens Luxation; Microphthalmia; Optic Nerve Hypoplasia; Osteochondritis Dissecans; Osteochondrosis; Osteogenesis Imperfecta;  Pannus; Persistent Pupillary Membrane;
Progressive Retinal Atrophy; Retinal Detachment;
Sebaceous adenitis; Thrombocytopenia .

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


KC Accredited breeders should hip score and eye test
2007 Breed Club sebaceous adenitis testing


STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES
UK - Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but possibly better than a newspaper/web advertisement) http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
N. AMERICA STD. POODLES - USA VIRGINIA Shamayim Standard Poodles Website http://www.shamayimstandardpoodles.com email deborah@shamayimpoodles.com
CANADA - ALBERTA - Dayspring - undocked Std. Poodles  http://www.freewebs.com/katrina_schumacher/index.htm email:dsranch@sympatico.ca
CANADA - VANCOUVER - Paris - Poodles http://www.parispoodles.com/index.html email info@parispoodles.com

PHOTOS POODLES TOY (UTILITY GROUP)
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POODLES TOY (UTILITY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=2614; 94=2248; 95=2304;
96=2076; 97=1895; 98=1729; 99=1641; 2000=1581;
01=1329; 02=1172 ;03=1354; 04=1305; 05=1517;
06=1513; 07 1671; 08=1751; 09=1403; 2010=1478;
2011=1476; 2012=1308; 2014=1,296; 2015=1,196

Parents should be eye tested. Slipping patella.    Check for temperaments
Usually long lived. Healthy but some things to watch out for probably more likely ub "teacup" poodles (unregistered breed):
SKELETAL: rear leg lameness caused by patellar luxation. If mild form can be repaired ny manipulation but in some cases surgery is required. Necrosis of femoral head/Legg Calve Perthes disease may appear in 1-6 month pups. Bone death
due to bad blood supply. Cn be bilateral and affects hip joint function and is very painful, Treatment requires removal of femoral head and neck.
HEART & BLOOD: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) a blood vessel fails to close after birth causing the heart to work harderm heart murmur and lead to heart failure. Can be repaired surgically. Mitral valve disease, which causes heart murmur and in older dogs may lead to progressive heart disease. Exercise may need restricting with medical and dietary treatment. Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA/AIHA/Evans disorder) red blood cells are attacked by dog's own immune system. Sudden onset can occur in middle aged dogs and signs may ubcludem weakness, lethargy and lack of appetite. Disease can be fatal so treatment necessary . EYES: If parents have suffered from eye inflammation,dryeye, ulceration then it is more likely to occur in their offspring. Always check with the breeder the medical history of parents. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA/PRCD) slow degeneration of retina followed by blindness (noticeable usually 3-5 years) Inherited from both parents. Parents should be DNA tested (Optigen) Rare now among KC pedigrees but is seen in pet population .
TRACHEAL COLLAPSE: Weakness of cartilage supporting windpipe in small dogs such as "teacups". Symptoms: Wheezing, coughing/"goose-honking" Veterinary emergency.
NEUROLGICAL: Idiopathic epilepsy (seizures and fitting) 2-4 yrs. Rare is white shaker dog syndrome - drawn out fit like tremor in white toys which can last for days and recur from around 1 yr of age. Affects gaite, causes rapid eye movement. Can be somewhat controlled medically. OTHER INTERAL PROBLEMS: Kidney and bladder stones can cause fairly frequent problems - frequent urination, blood in urine/pain, mostly in older dogs. If untreated stones can block urethra. Cushings disease where the adrenal gland produces too much cortisol (stones may occur) Symptoms dog will drink and eat more and urinate more than usual. May lose hair from flanks. ALLERGIES: Prone to dermititis which may be caused by fleas, dust mite or other causes but any bacteria in scratched skin may result in pyodema. Hir blocking the ears can cause ear infections.

**= Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Achondroplasia; allergies; atopy; basal cell tumour;
behavioural abnormalities; cataract; cerebrospinal
dymelination; deafness; dermatitis atopic; distichiasis;
ectodermal defects; ectopic ureters; entropion; epilepsy;
epiphora; epiphyseal dysplasia; Factor VIII deficiency or Haemophilia A; Factor XII deficiency; glaucoma; globoid
cell leukodystrophy; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis; hemeralopia; haemolytic anemia; haemphilia A; hepatic
porto systemic shunt or arterio venous fistula;
hyperadrenocorticism or  Cushings disease;
hyposomatotropism; hypothyroidism; intervertebral disc
disease; iris atrophy; lacrimal duct atresia; lysomal
storage disease; microphthalmia; osteochondritis
dissecans; osteochondrosis; osteogenesis imperfecta;
otitis externa; pannus; patellar luxation; patent ductus
arteriosis; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; sebaceous gland tumour; squamous cell carcinoma;
ventricular septal defect; Von Willebrand's disease

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


KC Accredited breeders should eye test  2007 DNA test for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd)

puppybarksTOY POODLE PUPPIES

UK - Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS (not perfected yet but possibly better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/acbr/Default.aspx?breed
BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
Other breeders:-
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/buy/find/puppy/

PHOTOS SCHIPPERKE (UTILITY GROUP)
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SCHIPPERKE (UTILITY GROUP)
KC registrations: 95=110; 96=155; 97=120; 98=97;
99=125; 00=146; 01=112; 02=100; 03=104; 04=77;
05=70; 06=88; 07=23; 08=62; 09=51; 2010=49;
2011=31; 2012= 39; 2014=46; 2015=36;
Check for temperaments
7/09 Tail Standard – Full length tail tightly curles carried over the back well covered with hair. Fully coated partial length tail permissible but not desirable
Naturally tailless – no discernible tail
Malcom Willis (Geneticist) says: usually a long-lived dog.
EYES
: generalised progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) onset
around 2-7 yrs inheritance autosomal recessive; cataract-
late middle age say 7 yrs and is progressive slowly and
possibly inherited. MPS IIIB - Mucopolysaccharidosis type
IIIB also known as Sanfilippo syndrome type IIIB is a
genetic disease. If a dog is affected it is ultimately lethal .
It has been identified in the US and a DNA test is available
for it at the University of Pennsylvania Vet School in
Philadelphia. It is a lysosomal storage disease (LSD)
These are sacs within cells filled with enzymes that disband molecules. If an enzyme is missing as a result of a genetic
mutation, the molecules gather in the lysosomes and then
the cells deteriorate and die. Signs such a tremors, difficulty
in balancing, walking and moving around obstacles usually
appear between 2 and 4 yrs. It is progressive with an
inherited recessive autosomal pattern. Dogs and bitches
can both have the disease or be carriers. The latter will be
normal with no signs. I n USA it is recommended that every
breeding animal and any pups should be DNA tested for this
disease. This website will give more details http://www.bonchien.com/MPS111B Although rare no breeder should be unworried. Imported dogs from the
States have a high record of carrying this disease.
If buying this breed ask if tests have been done and check the test certificates.
Carriers preferably should not be bred from.
Other problems: Diabetes mellitus age of onset can be
around 4 yrs or up to 14 yrs. Females more likely but it
isn't inherited. Canine follicular dysplasia whcih cover
alopaecia and changes in coat colour; fairly rare but possibly
genetic inheritance although not proven

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs - The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
** cataract; diabetes mellitus; distichiasis; entropion; hypothyroidism; Legge-Perthes disease; narrow palpebral fissure; Pemphigus foliaceous; persistent papillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy

PUPPIES SCHIPPERKE puppybarks
Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS
(not perfected yet but better than a newspaper/web advertisement) http://www.the-kennel-lub.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

BVA + RSPCA PUPPY BUYING/SELLING CONTRACT
http://puppycontract.rspca.org.uk/home
There are breeders in USA   contact A.D.A.
PHOTOS OF SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)
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minschnauzers

SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=2034; 94=2087; 95=2382;
96=2526; 97=2504; 98=2559; 99=2202; 2000=2399; 01=2351; 02=2607; 03=2873 ; 04=3347; 05=4122;
06=4396; 07=5152; 08=5333; 09=??279; 2010=5651; 2011=5924; 2012=5797;
2014=5,481; 2015=5.302;
HIPS to 31/10/11=17 in breed scored; range 4-32;
mean score = 13
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Population size around 32,000. Parents and puppies should be
eye tested for cataracts; collie eye anomaly; lens luxation; microphthalmia; 
Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Progressive Retinal Atrophy; Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous; Persistent Pupillary Membrane. Possible defects:- Overshot/undershot mouth; missing teeth; undescended testicles; hypothyroidism; megaoesophagus syndrome; blood-factor VII deficiency; haemophilia A; von
Willebrand Disease; familial stomatocytosis; pulmonic stenosis;  subaortic stenosis; tetralogy of fallot ; Legg Perthes Disease; can develop hip dysplasia but few dogs examined (range 4 to 32 mean 13.14); patella luxation; panosteitis; diabetes; epilepsy; porto-systemic
shunts; x-linked muscular myopathy.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Allergies; atopy; cataract;  cystitis and cystic calculi; distichiasis;   entropion; oesophageal achalasia;    Haemorrhagic gastro enteritis; haemolytic anaemia;   hepatic port-systemic shunt or arterio venus fistula; hepatic lipidosis; hypercholesterolemia; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; pseudo hermaphroditism;   renal dysplasia; Schnauzer Comedo syndrome; sinoatrial syncopy; subcorneal pustular dermatosis; throbocytopaenia.
COURT RULING FINLAND - CRUELTY CASE
Kennel Pectus, a known breeder of Giant and Miniature
Schnauzers from Finland has been convicted by Espoo Court
for cruelty to animals. Dog owners and breeders in Finland have known for years that the breeders' kennel holdings were under no standards, and that they treated animals cruelly. However, it has been difficult to gather evidence which would stand in court, since for instance they never allow anyone in their premises. Fortunately a year ago the animal welfare authorities had gathered enough evidence to raid their house and kennels. What they found can be seen in a newsclip that you can watch at http://www.nelonen.fi/uutisvideot/default.asp?video=927
(in Finnish but you see the pictures of the suffering dogs).
They rescued 40 dogs, of which 4 had to be killed for animal
welfare reasons. This resulted in a court case in Espoo. The
public prosecutor presented a strong case demanding a lifelong prohibition for them to keep animals, but the Court ruling was weaker and resulted only in a one-year prohibition. It has to be pointed out that in Finland, the prosecutor can only present a strong case if he has clear evidence for his case.
PUPPIES SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)
Please search the Kennel Club website for ACCREDITED BREEDERS (not perfected yetbut better than a newspaper/web advertisement)
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/services/public/psar/Default.aspx

PUPPIES SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)

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PHOTOS OF GERMAN SCHNAUZER STANDARD (UTILITY GROUP)
schnauzerWindsor

GERMAN SCHNAUZER STANDARD (UTILITY GROUP)
KC reg:- 95=260; 96=241; 97=287; 98=301; 99=213;
00=315; 01=364; 2002=372; 03=383; 04=347; 05=335;
06=367; 07 218; 08=331; 2010=282; 2011=231; 2012= 272;
2014=200; 2015=286;

HIPS to 31/10/11=26 in breed scored; range 6-70;
mean score = 23
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Mean hip score of
the 25!!!! only xrayed =( 22.80) - worst score being 70(!!) Figure in brackets is breed average hip score
HD – fairly good hips ; HD – borderline hip dysplasia;
HD – serious hip dysplasia
Population size around 2,330
EYES: Cataracts - posterior nuclear cortical are seen early in life and posterior subcapsular from 12 months or even to 6 years - inheritance suspected but not proven. Eye testing crucial. Abnormal retinal folds which might be autosomal recessive trait. Can have minimal effect or lead to faulty development and sight problems.
Mouth - overshot and undershot jaws can occur sometimes affecting teeth placement possibly polygenic and complex but missing teeth such as premolars are likely inherited as autosomal recessive for each tooth.
GENERAL: Hypothyroidism and pulmonic stenosis . The latter is a narrowing of the pulmonary artery attached to the heart which can cause heart murmurs and enlargement of the right side of the heart. The lack of other problems may be attached to a minority breed and lack of reporting compared to that of say the Miniature

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
** atresia of nasolacrimal punctae; cataract; conjunctivitis; factor VIII deficiency/haemophilia A; haemophilia A; hypothyroidism; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; perianal adenoma; pulmonic stenosis; retinal dysplasia; von Willebrands disease
PUPPIES GERMAN SCHNAUZER
SCHNAUZER (UTILITY GROUP) LITTERS - U.K.
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

PUPPIES GERMAN SCHNAUZER

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PHOTOS OF  WORKING GROUP
"Working" does not have the same association interpretation as it does in the
English/Wales/N.Ireland Animal Welfare Act 2006
UNDOCKED formerly DOCKED BREEDS
(Bouvier des Flandres, Boxers, Dobermann Pinscher,
Giant Schnauzer, Neapolitan Mastiff,
Pinscher, Rottweiler, Russian Black Terrier)
DETAILS OF  WORKING GROUP
This does not have the same interpretation as it does in the Animal Welfare Act 2006
UNDOCKED DOCKED DOG BREEDS AND LITTERS
(Bouvier des Flandres, Boxers, Dobermann Pinscher,
Giant Schnauzer, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pinscher, Rottweiler, Russian Black Terrier)
PHOTOS OF BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)
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BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)
BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)
K C registrations: 1993=156; 94=176; 95=115; 96=193; 97=187; 98=183; 99=137; 2000=117; 01=137; 02=103 ;
03=126; 04=132; 05=159; 06=103; 07=96; 08=87;
2010=105; 2011=98; 2012=57; 2014=30; 2015=48;
HIPS to 31/10/11=153 in breed scored; range 4-76;
mean score = 18
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

HD average (18) Figure in brackets is breed average hip
score HD – fairly good hips ; HD – borderline hip dysplasia; HD – serious hip dysplasia   Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; cleft palate; cystic ovaries; dystocia; ectropion; endometritis; entropion; gastric torsion; glaucoma; hip dysplasia; hypothyroidism; psteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; umbilical hernia;  Von Willebrands disease
PUPPIES BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)
LITTERS - U.K. 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
South Africa -   information  http://www.featherfoot.co.za/ see page_12.htm for questions YES=1,2,4,5a,6a,7,8,9  NO= 3a,5,6,6b,11a,11b 

PUPPIES BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)

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PHOTOS BOXERS (WORKING GROUP)
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**Abnormal dentition; acne; allergies; atopy; atrial septal defect; cardiomyopathy; cataract; corneal ulcer; cutaneous asthenia; cystinuria; demodicosis; dermoid cyst; distichiasis; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; endocardial fibroelastosis;
entropion; Oesophageal dilatation; Eversion of nictitating membrane; Factor II deficiency or Hypoprothrombinaemia;
Factor VIII deficiency or Haemophilia A; Gingival-hyperplasia;
granulomatous colitis; Hepatic Portosystemic shunt or Arteriovenous fistula; histiocytoma; hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing's disease; Hypothyroidism;  Lymphocytic thyroiditis; Mastocytoma; Ostechondritis Dissecans; Osteochondrosis; Pododermatitis; Progressive retinal atrophy; Sertoli cell tumour; Spondylosis; Squamous cell carcinoma; sternal callus; Subaortic stenosis; Syncope; Thyroiditis; Ulcerative keratitis; Vaginal hyperplasia; Von Willebrand's Disease.

KC Accredited breeders should hip score

BOXER RESCUE SCOTLAND - www.boxerwelfarescotland.org.uk
BOXER RESCUE WALES -



BOXERS (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations:1993=8139;94=8360;95=9406; 96=9827; 97=10993; 98=9612; 99=9894; 2000=10573; 01=9034; 02=8916 ; 03=9542; 04=9689; 05=9566; 06=9066; 07=8191; 08=7353; 2010=5699; 2011=5277; 2012= 4622; 2014=4,146' 2015=3,479;
HIPS to 31/10/
11=409in breed scored; range 0-75;
mean score = 16
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia
Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score
Serious heart problems Some deafness in whites Gastric Torsion Check for temperaments
Dr. Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says that the Boxer can have several heart problems probably inherited but mode of inheritance not established. Includes patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) pulmonic stenosis, subaortic stenosis, tetralogy of fallot and cardiomyopathy. Most involve malformation
of heart either as a foetal condition that persists
or a malformation that is congenital. Several of
them can cause death. Cardiomyopathy is possibly polygenic trait and is graded into categories; it involves muscle weakness of the heart and in
extreme causes weakness and sudden death.
Heart testing is recommended but seemingly
normal dogs may pass on the condition. Several
foetal eye problems can persist after birth
including hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV)
due to failure of hyaloid artery to regress and persistent papillary membrances (PPM) in which blood vessels in the anterior chamber fail to
regress. Breed can have progressive retinal
atrophy (PRA) which is recessive also can have glaucoma which may lead to blindness. Cataracts
also and entropion and ectropion (in-turned and
out-turned eyelids)
Epilepsy - primary or idiopathic epilepsy is almost certainly a polygenic trait. Progressive axonopathy (PA) is brought about by swelling of the axons
(nerve fibres) in the brain first seen as ataxia (hindlimb abnormal movement) which can progress
to paraplegia. It is known to be a simple autosomal recessive and carrier animals are known. PA does sometimes still occur in the breed bit is now rare
due to work done in 1980s.  Cancer - mast cell
cancer but more likely mammary cancer usually
in later age say 9years+. Skin diseases - dermoid
sinus (cysts extending from the spinal cord to the skin) death can result. Ehlers Danlos syndrome -
dog has excessive skin of fragile nature; mode of inheritance unclear. Hernias - umbilical hernias are probably inherited as a threshold trait, they present few if any problems unless very large. Alimentary system - Gastric dilation volvulus (bloat) genetics unclear. Megaoesophagus when dog is sick from about 5 weeks of ag4e or earlier; not to be confused with pyloric stenosis which is an opening between stomach and duodenum constricting food leading to vomiting, failure to eat and rapid weight loss.
Skeletal problems - Not enough Boxers are being presented for hip scoring as breeders believe it is
not a problem. However it sits currently in one position worse than the Bernese Mountain Dog.
The current average is 15.97 out of ONLY 316
dogs scored. The Bernese KC register 800 dogs annually and Boxers ten times that amount so they need more scoring! Spondylosis caused by the abnormal fusion of vertebrae. Wobbler syndrome caused by constriction of neck vertebrae. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the shoulder
and stifle is known and some pups are born with
spina bifida and others with cleft palate
Other defects - As with most short skulled breeds (brachycephalic) dental problems are not rare and
the selection of broad heads for breeding can
account for extra incisors in upper jaw with sometimes 7 or 8 rather than stipulated 6. Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle(s) is
common.
STUDY ON DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY 2009 University of Liverpool want healthy dogs to come forward over the age of 7 or 8. Dogs must not be related at parental level and ideally not a grand parentl level either. Investigation will be performed free of charge at the University of Liverpool but
you will be required to take your dog there for a
full clinical examination and a full heart scan.
Hair will be clipped from the sid3es of the chest in order to visualise the heart and a health screening blood test. Time involved will be about an hour.
For more information or for screening appointment contact Hannah Copeland email hmc79@liverpool.ac.uk tel 0151 795 6100 main reception. If your dog has DCM already diagnosed you can contribute with a DNA sample and copy of pedigree.
BOXER (WORKING GROUP) BREEDERS U.K.
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BOXER (WORKING GROUP) BREEDERS U.K.
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PHOTOS DOBERMANN PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP)
dobermann

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs –
The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights  - California
**Abnormal copper metabolism; abnormal dentition; acanthosis nigricans; acne; acral lick dermatitis; behavioural abnormalities; bundle of Hiss degeneration; cardio myopathy; cataract; cervical vertebral malformation or instability; ciliary dyskinesia; coloboma; colour mutant alopaecia; copper
storage abnormality in liver; cranio mandibular osteopathy;
demodichosis; entropion; eosinophilic panosteitis; Factor VIII deficiency or Haemophilia A; flank sucking; folliculitis; granulocyte disfunction or adhesion defect; haemangiosarcoma; haemolytic anaemia; haemophilia A; hip dysplasia; hypo pigmentation lips and nose; hypothyroidism; immuno globulin M deficiency; intervertebral disc disease; kidney aplasia unilateral/renal agenesis; lymphocytic thyroiditis; microphthalmia;  narcolepsy; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochondrosis; panosteitis; persistent right aortic arch; persistent pupillary membrane; pododermatitis; polyostotoic fibrous dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; renal cortical hypoplasia; renal dysplasia; renal hypoplasia; retinal dysplasia; spondylolisthesis (Wobblers syndrome); syncope; thyroiditis; vitiligo; Von Willebrands disease.

PHOTOS DOBERMANN PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP)
2/2005 Dobermann heart study being carried out by Liverpool University Vets. Tel Carol Smith 0115 932 1698
KC registrations: 1993=1956; 94=2183; 95=2368; 96=2542; 97=2921; 98=2906;  99=2904; 2000=3918; 01=3037;
02=2706 ; 03=3171; 04=3341 ; 05=3316; 06=3388; 07=2437; 08=1871 ; 2010=1678; 2011=1457; 2012=1346; 2014=1,104;
2015=1,359;

HIPS to 31/10/11=1396 in breed scored; range 0-70;
mean score = 10
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score

Parents and pups should be eye tested for Von Willebrands disease; Wobbler syndrome; Torsion Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) :- Partial albinism can occur and in recent years white Dobes have been born; vitiligo panosteitis but most grow out of it; fragmented coronoid process in elbow presumed polygenic; hemivertebra; patella luxation; wobbler syndrome; hip dysplasia – up to 21/1/03 853 Dobes have been scored with range 0-70 – mean score 10.32 median value 9; dilated cardiomyopathy; right ventrical failure (atrial septal defect);mitral valve defect/mitral stenosis; tricuspid valve dysplasia; persistent right aortic arch in which a foetal aortic blood vessel does not atrophy -  this leads to vomiting in very young puppies – can be confused with megaoesophagus; von Willebrand's; cataracts; microphthalmia; persistent papillary membranes; progressive retinal atrophy; entropion; bloat; myopathies eg distal polygenicneuropathy “dancing Dobermann disease”; cancer histiocytosis;  “show  traits”:- overshot and undershot bites; missing teeth; retained testicles .
NB   The Kennel Club and Dobermann Breed Council have jointly established a new DNA testing scheme for vWD (von Wilebrabd's disease) with a Finnish biotechnology company called Finnzyme.  The KC will arrange a monthly collection of samples that will be sent off in one posting and analysed.  Each test will be Î 90 (approx £59) payment by credit card only.  To obtain further information or to apply for testing kits contact Dr. Jeff Sampson The Kennel Club Clarges Street, Piccadilly London W1J 8AB or email jsampson@the-kennel-club.org.uk

KC Accredited breeders should hip score DNA for von Willebrands Disease  2007 eye test
PUPPIES DOBERMANN PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP)
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PHOTOS NEAPOLITANMASTIFF (WORKING GROUP)
neapmastiff neapmastiff



PHOTOS MASTIFF NEAPOLITAN (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=173; 94=231; 95=275; 96=403; 97=407; 98=443; 99=524; 2000=474; 01=356; 02=333;
03=317; 04=295 ; 05=316; 06=263; 07=255; 08=54;
2010=109; 2011=209; 2012= 99; 2014=60; 2015=149;

HIPS to 31/10/11=43 in breed scored; range 6-95;
mean score = 26
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score
Hip and shoulder problems Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; dermoid cyst; ectropion; entropion; hip dysplasia; hypertrophic osteodystrophy; hypothyroidism; osteo chondritis dissecans; persistent papillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy
KC Accredited breeders should hip score???? 2007 elbow grading????
PUPPIES NEAPOLIAN MASTIFFS
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PHOTOS ROTTWEILER (WORKING GROUP)
rottweilerrottweiler

rottweiler

ROTTWEILER (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=2456; 94=3070; 95=3597; 96=4148; 97=4561; 98=4954; 99=5306; 2000=5226; 01=5587;
02=5802 ;03=6369; 04=6726 ; 05=6692; 06=6575;
07=4257; 08=2631; 2010=1959;2011=1951; 2012= 1554;
2014=1,639; 2015=1,378'

HIPS to 31/10/11=12492 in breed scored; range 0-99;
mean score = 12
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia
Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score


OCD Parents and pups should be eye tested. Dermoid sinus. Torsion. Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says Susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia. Both inherited traits for which the breed club recommends testing. Skin and Coat: Long-coated versions do appear from time to time possibly in about 5% of the breed. Acute dermatitis (hot spots). Sores need to be treated and identified
by a Vet. As might be caused by self trauma, allergy or parasites. Heart: Congenital a ortic stenosis possibly polygenic (several genes involved) Eye : Entropion caused by excessive eye tissue or small
eye or combination, usually lower lid. Distichiasis (double row of eyelashed) these can rub the corneal surface. Not known how it is inherited. Inherited retinal dysplasia where part of the retina detaches leading to vision problems. PRA generalised (also
in other breeds) occasionally found derives from autosomal recessive gene (one from both parents). Other problems : Cruciate ligament problems can occur. Cancer as with other breeds occurs.

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

**Addison's disease; behavioural abnormalities; cataract; diabetes mellitus; distichiasis; ectropion; elbow dysplasia; entropion; eosinophilic panosteitis; folliculitis; fragmented coronoid process; haemolytic anaemia; hip dysplasia; hypoadrenocorticism; hypo-pigmentation lips and nose; hypothyroidism; interstinal malabsorption ; lymphocyticthyroiditis; panosteitis; perisistent pupillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; retinal dysplasia; sub-aortic stenosis; thrombocytopenia; thyroiditis; vasculitis; vitiligo; Von Willebrand's disease

KC Accredited breeders should hip score  2007 eye test and elbow grading

A "Rottweilers with Tails " Forum but Rotts that are docked can also join to chat.  It's a friendly, non political forum for advice etc. http://com2.runboard.com/brottweilerswithtails

Rottweiler Welfare Association - Sponsor a dog - membership forms 01344 459786 or 0208 310 4422
or 0208 764 1797
Rottweilers Owners' Trust
www.rottweilerownerstrust.synthasite.com
PUPPIES ROTTWEILERS (WORKING GROUP) U.K
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SPAIN - contact Susan Sharp tel + 34 660 246 352

PHOTOS SCHNAUZER GIANT (WORKING GROUP)
gtschnauzer

gtschnauzer
SCHNAUZER GIANT (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=229; 94=297; 95=259; 96=284; 97=255; 98=242;  99=334; 2000=269; 01=179; 02=258;
03=259; 04=339; 05=270; 06=313 ; 07=216; 08=276; 2010=244;2011=204; 2012=237; 2014=278; 2015=218;
HIPS to 31/10/11=184 in breed scored; range 0-75;
mean score = 14
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scoress less than the mean score


Hereditary cataract. Torsion/bloat     wef 2004   population size around 2,330 . Check for temperaments
accredited breeders should be hip testing
Skeletal : Hip scores of parents should be lower than the breed average (above) . Hind limb lameness caused by cruciate rupture.
Urinary: Urinay incontinence particularly in spayed bitches. Can be treated but for long term.
Enteric: Prone to bloat (gastric dilitation/torsion) - when stomach rotation or volvulus involved there is initial discomfort but rapidly to vomiting and collapse. Urgent medical attention required.
Feet : Symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy - all paw claws crack and shed and may get infected. Cancer melanoma usually under claws often with a squamous cell cancer at same site. Other cancers:- oral, eye currently under genetic investigation. Lymphoma Epilepsy in some lines but inheritance not understood but before buying check history of parents.
Eyes:- Hereditary cataract. Breeding dogs should be regularly eye tested. Multifocal retinal dysplasia (MRD) usually mild but in severe cases can lead to blindness caused by retinal detachment.
Hypothyroidism:- Common - known to be caused by auto-immune attack on thryoid gland (lymphocytic thyroiditis) causing lack of energy, dry scaly skin, hair loss and reduced libido in some instances related to laryngeal paralysis. Treatable with hormones.
Cardiac:- dilated cardio-myopathy (DCM) inherited. Test now available.
Breeders should test before breeding.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; eosinophilic panosteitis; glaucoma; haemolytic anaemia; hip dysplasia; hypertrophic osteodystrophy; hypothyroidism; lymphocytic thyroiditis; osteochondritis dissecans; osteochrondosis; panosteitis; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; retinal dysplasia; seborrhoea; thrombocytopaenia; thyroiditis; ventricular septal defect.

COURT RULING FINLAND - CRUELTY CASE
Kennel Pectus, a known breeder of Giant and Miniature Schnauzers from Finland was convicted by Espoo Court for cruelty to animals.
Dog owners and breeders in Finland have known for years that this kennel holdings werem't under any standards, and that they treated animals cruelly.
However, it has been difficult to gather evidence which would stand in court, since for instance they never allow anyone in their premises.
Fortunately the animal welfare authorities had gathered enough evidence to raid their house and kennels. What they found can be seen in a newsclip that you can watch at http://www.nelonen.fi/uutisvideot/default.asp?video=927 (in Finnish but you see the pictures of the suffering dogs). They rescued 40 dogs, of which 4 had to be killed for animal welfare reasons.
This resulted in a court case, which took place in Espoo. The public prosecutor presented a strong case demanding a lifelong prohibition for them to keep animals, but the Court ruling was weaker and resulted only in a one-year prohibition. I have to point out that in Finland, the prosecutor can only present a strong case if he has clear evidence for his case.
PUPPIES SCHNAUZER GIANT U.K.
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PHOTOS TERRIER - RUSSIAN BLACK (WORKING GROUP)


TERRIER - RUSSIAN BLACK (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=0; 94=0; 95=0; 96=0; 97=0; 98=0; 99=37; 2000=35; 01=36; 02=69 ; 03=91; 04=136 ; 05=129; 06=129; 07=93; 08=54; 2010=57;2011=66; 2012=75; 2014=55; 2015=71;
HIPS to 31/10/11=49 in breed scored; range 8-90;
mean score =35
fairly good hips; borderline hip dysplasia; serious hip dysplasia

Buy puppies from parents with scores less than the mean score

No problem known to breeders as yet....(see hip scores!) I would suggest parent dogs should be hip scored as I know dogs in the breed with bad hips.  Check for temperaments
KC Accredited breeders should in 2007 issue grooming advice
KC DNA testing scheme 2009 Urate Stone Disease, AHT

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