January 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm #62975
Have just been scanning through the board at older posts, and wondered if there was a section devoted to this -and if not, what folks think about getting one set up???
Each breed has specific “faults” and health issues that you tend only to discover on in depth research about the breed. Particularly hard to find out is how to select a puppy bearing these health issues in mind… An easy one being hip dysplasia – and selecting parents with an average hip count the same as or lower than the breed average…
Soooo what I thought is that the people on here who have such a wealth of information about their particular breeds could do a sort of health sheet for their breeds – Common health issues, how to avoid when purchasing, what to expect re parental health checks from the breeder etc., and should the worst happen, how best to treat.
What do you all think?? :agree:
Could it be a new section??? (ooooh, very exciting!!! :surprise: )January 24, 2009 at 7:19 pm #111194*Nat*Member
Good idea – unless we just add more to the Dog Breeds section :-\ See what the others think, I’m sure Colin can add another section if we all think it viable 🙂January 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm #111195*Nick*Member
That would make interesting reading, I’m all for it.January 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm #111196
P’raps I’d better figure out how to do one of those poll/vote thingies this week then, see if folks want it.
Ahh the technophobia!January 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm #111197
One of the things to remember whilst doing this is that health problems in breeds can differ from country to country IME……….January 27, 2009 at 5:22 pm #111198
See I never even knew that!
So would be relevant for people to state countries then in those cases.
There’s such a wealth of information in the various people on here, seems a shame not to exploit it!!January 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm #111199
Yes because health problems that have been found extant in a breed in the US for example have not appeared in the breed in the UK.January 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm #111200raindogMember
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Yes because health problems that have been found extant in a breed in the US for example have not appeared in the breed in the UK.
A good example of this is heartworm in Siberian Huskies – a big problem in the US, but unknown over here!
MickJanuary 28, 2009 at 9:53 am #111201
That was not really what I was thinkiing of.
There are lots of diseases prevalent in other parts of the world that UK dogs do not get exposed to unless they travel.
No I was thinking more along the lines of breed specific issues which do not necessarily appear in one country but are more common in another.January 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm #111202AnonymousGuest
Like eye problems in beardies the American say they have eye problems and in the UK we have never seen any beardies with problems, which is a mystery as all beardies started in the UK
Roll on DNA markers
ValJanuary 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm #111203
That is what I was thinking of; temperaments appear to differ too.January 28, 2009 at 4:23 pm #111204
It’s all really interesting stuff, all the more reason to get as much breed specific info in one place as possible!
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