August 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm #61887
Arrow has passed his eye screening today for the third year running! 😀August 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm #83021*Lassie*Member
Thats great news but didn’t know they had to be tested yearly. Can you tell us more about the test and what they are looking for?
Just being nosy ;DAugust 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm #83022
THe link to the KC/BVA/ISDS eye scheme is here.
It explains about eye testing, the different conditions that affect different breeds and the importance of removing affected dogs from breeding programmes.
Not all breeds must be tested but there are two schedules one of which is regarding breeds which have known issues and others which are breeds under investigation.
GSD are on Schedule A for HC (Heriditary Cataract). This condition as well as others requires a yearly screen; others may only need one for life.
Very very few GSD breeders have their dogs eye screened.August 12, 2008 at 5:16 pm #83023AnonymousGuest
Good news 🙂
Have heard conflicting stories re PHPV some say you only need testing before a mating, others say yearly, cant find it in that link ???August 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm #83024
That is because dozy brain posted the incorrect link.
Try now! 😀August 12, 2008 at 5:25 pm #83025AnonymousGuest
😀 😀 Not just me then ;D
ThanksAugust 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm #83026*Lassie*Member
Thanks Sweetypye ;D
As you know I have a sheltie and Rough collie both of which are tested as pups and are from eye tested stock, both the sheltie’s parents were eye clear. Weren’t sure what GSD’s were tested for but now I know 😉August 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm #83027
I do not know of anyone personally that has their GSD eye screened, funny how in some breeds it is seen as de rigeur and in others not; even very experienced breeders……..August 12, 2008 at 7:28 pm #83028SuzAndTheDivaMember
Thats great news ;DAugust 12, 2008 at 7:44 pm #83029.dodger.Member
wooo well done! do you breed from him sweetypye?August 12, 2008 at 10:08 pm #83030*Nat*Member
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wooo well done! do you breed from him sweetypye?
Pipped me to it ;D Good news 🙂August 13, 2008 at 7:00 am #83031
He has not been used yet, I have received many requests but those that have asked have not had the quality I would expect and/or have not had their bitches hip/elbow scored and eye screened themselves.
He is a quality dog, I have no intention on using him on inferior stock.August 13, 2008 at 7:13 am #83032SuzAndTheDivaMember
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He is a quality dog, I have no intention on using him on inferior stock.
Good to hear it ;D
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