lørdag 17. juli 2010

© by Eva Groven

She has taken some pictures of some of our doggies that has to be shared with you.... I will add an own site at http://www.greypix.com/ shortly ::

søndag 11. juli 2010

Myotonia Congenita

10 Years ago we found out that our male Unique V D Havenstad carried this gene. Today I heard that a puppy in Finland gained this horrible disease. For us that was involved in this 10 years ago, it is unbeliveble that it still is miniatureschnauzer-breeders that are not aware of how easy it is to test dogs... And that they still choose to breed to stock that is common knowlegde as carriers of Myotonia Congenita.
IF a puppy gaines the desease, both parents needs to carry the gene. If only one of the parents is a carrier, there will be no sick puppies. When I looked at the pedigree of the dog that is sick I found a connection to our "Nick's" father that we know carries the gene.

The dog that is found to be sick is out of the litter B from Kennel Zylvan in Finland - and you can look up the pedigee at the Finnish KC's Koiranet :