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The Anti-Docking Alliance 

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The Campaign Against the Docking of Dogs' Tails

 
PASTORAL GROUP DOGS and Breed Health Australian Shepherd; Old English Sheepdog, Powlish Lowland Sheepdog, Pyrenean Sheepdog, Swedish Vallhund, Welsh Pembroke Corgi
TOY GROUP DOGS and Breed Health Affenpinscher, Australian Silky Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, Griffon Bruxellois, Miniature Pinscher, Yorkshire Terrier

LITTERS AVAILABLE NOW LISTED UNDER THE BREED
ADA Registration - In order to obtain breeders' names it is necessary to register with A.D.A.  
 

ANY  PASTORAL OR TOY GROUP BREEDERS
READING THIS PAGE
PLEASE REGISTER WITH A.D.A. foc          Register


For DOG LAW including BREEDING LAWS see this Kennel Club link:-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/397/pg_dtl_art_news/pg_hdr_art/pg_ftr_art
OR for the Act itself
:-
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1999/19990011.htm

       
puppy barks
We are starting to ask breeders if they would supply the following information (you will see the answers some breeders have given next to their litter advertisement):-
* 1 Exempted breeds only. All litters undocked? Yes/No
* 1a If not, will a puppy will be left undocked on request? Yes/No

* 2 Litters are reared in domestic environment not kennels, barns etc.? Yes/No
* 3. Litters are KC registered? Yes/No
* 3a DNA done? Yes/No
* 4 All tests relative to breed carried out on parent dogs and KC certificates available for viewing by prospective purchasers? Yes/No
*5 Any known inherited genetic health problems in ancestry? Yes/No
If Yes please state (include torsion) …………………………………………..
6 Do you provide a contract with the sale of your puppies Yes/No
Does your contract provide either/both the following:-
* 6a As the breeder, do you undertake to rehome/or help to rehome a puppy/dog you have bred? Yes/No
*6b Buyer signs to promise not to have the puppy docked except for truly therapeutic reasons Yes/No
*7 Litters are mircrochipped/tattooed Yes/No
* 8 Puppies are wormed Yes/No
* 8a Puppy comes with puppy pack of information leaflet, pedigree, registration documents, photos of parent dogs and the next 48 hours of food. Yes/No
* 9 After sales advice given. Yes/No
*10 Are you a Kennel Club Accredited breeder?
*11a. No bitch I own is bred from in the same 12 months as having a litter
*11b No bitch I own  is bred from before 2 yrs or after  7 years


NB  IF ANYONE OF OUR BREEDERS IS FOUND TO HAVE GIVEN ERRONEOUS ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS TO QUALIFY FOR A FREE ADVERTISEMENT, THEY WILL BE REMOVED.
2004 DOCKED BREED REGISTRATIONS   88,600!!!! in one year alone - this does not count those that were not registered and mongrels that were docked.

DO NOT BUY FROM ANY ADVERTISER WHO WILL DELIVER TO A MOTORWAY SERVICE STATION OR TO YOU AND USES A MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER ONLY. OFTEN THEY SELL SEVERAL DIFFERENT BREEDS. BE ULTRA CAUTIOUS WHEN BUYING FROM A NON-PERSONAL WEBSITE OR ADVERTISEMENT IN A LOCAL PAPER. ALWAYS SATISFY YOURSELF THAT THE BREEDER IS BONA FIDE AND IS SHOWING YOU THE ACTUAL DAM AND SIRE OF THE LITTER FROM WHICH YOU ARE BUYING. ASK TO HAVE THE SIRE AND DAM'S DETAILS OF ALL THE APPROPRIATE HEALTH CHECK CERTIFICATES FOR THAT BREED AND CHECK THEM OUT WITH THE KENNEL CLUB FOR AUTHENTICITY. IF YOU VISIT AN ESTABLISHMENT TO BUY A PUPPY AND ARE UNHAPPY ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AND WHAT YOU ARE BEING TOLD - DO NOT BUY - REPORT YOUR CONCERNS TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY FOR THAT AREA AND ASK THEM TO INVESTIGATE OR/ANDTHE RSPCA. BUYING A PUPPY FROM A BAD BREEDER ONLY MAKES THEM CARRY ON MAKING MONEY FROM IRRESPONSIBLE BREEDING PRACTICES BECAUSE PEOPLE BUY JUST TO GET THE PUPS AWAY FROM THE AWFUL CONDITIONS.
BY DOING JUST THIS, YOU MIGHT END UP GETTING A LIFE TIME OF VETS' BILLS.
                                                                           


1998>    PAIN - Recent research has shown that neonates are HYPERsensitive rather than HYPOsensitive as has been widely believed.  Neonates have an intact sensory central nervous system that does not have descending modular pathways that act as pain blocks seen in adults.  Research has also shown that the memory of neonatal pain can affect the animal in its adult life.  Symptoms include decreased pain threshold, anxiety, social disorders and aggression.    For FULL details link to:- Pain See Photos
DOCKED BREEDS'  HEALTH INFORMATION
 1/03 Recent articles by Wood and Lakhani (Animal Health Trust) show from an analysis of Labs. and Gordon Setters' BVA/KC hip scoring scheme that age of screening is important.  Also it seems to show that the score depends upon the month in which the dog was born.  In Lab/Rets. the hip score increases from the mean of 15 at 2 yr s of age to nearly 18 when done at 6 yrs old.  Dogs born between June and  October have a lower hip score than those born between November and May.
 HD – fairly good hips;  HD – borderline hip dysplasia; HD – serious hip dysplasia  (refers to each breed below)
Figure in brackets is breed average hip score.Try to find litters where parents' hip scores are lower than averag
e

IMPORTANT
WARNING- DO NOT BUY
a puppy from a breeder who will not/cannot show you both the parent dogs' genuine Kennel Club/BVA hip score certificateS (or eye tests) in the breeds where there is a high prevalence of hip dysplasia (and eye problems). Check that the hip scores are within an acceptable range and eye tests are clear.

2002 HIP SCORES – USA  & BVA
An informal appraisal of the comparative hip scores from O.F.A. (Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals (USA)   and BVA (British Veterinary Association: as assessed by Dr. G. Keller , Chief of Veterinary Services at OFA:-
OFA                                                        BVA
Excellent                                              0-4 (no>3/hip)
Good                                                      5-10 (no>6/hip)
Fair                                                       11-18
Borderline                                            19-25
Mild dysplasia                                     26-35
Moderate dysplasia                             36-50

Severe dysplasia                                  51-106

EYE TESTING - remember to take your KC Registation Cetificate of dog to be tested
September 21st at Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore (Wire-haired Dachshund Club) All breeds welcome 11.00 am to 3.00pm with Prof Bedford. Appts Lesley Patton 02891 463829 or email lesley@lesandric.com
Every Wednesday Vet Surgery Main Street, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7DF Tek 01928 734040 Fax 01928 739955  email peter@eye-vet.co.uk

IT WILL BE ILLEGAL FOR PUPPIES TO BE DOCKED after April 2007 (30th April Scotland).  Any puppy that has been docked as a Working dog covered by the exemptions must hold a Veterinary Certificate to say it has been done lawfully.

HEALTH CHECKS which should be carried out on parent dogs for the following “docked” breeds before a puppy is purchased are listed against the breeds below. 

(ALSO SEE Kennel Club website for GENETICS http://www.doggenetichealth.org/   Preferably buy from dogs which are kept in a domestic environment and not kennels as these should be better socialised and temperamentally more suited to their new family setting:-  Never buy from a puppy farm e.g. (where there are lots of different breeds  or pet store.

2007 KENNEL CLUB has stated that in all judging books this statement be added:-
'In assessing dogs, judges should penalise any features or exaggerations which they consider would be detrimental to the soundness, health and well-being of the dog'.

ENDORSEMENTS can be placed on a dog's KC registration papers by the breeder providing the dog is still in their ownership. There are 2 types of endorsements:-
R = Progeny not eligible ofor registration
X = Export Pedigree not Allowed
These do not prevent the dog being bred from or sent overseas but they do prevent litters being registered with the Kennel Club or the dog being registered at an overseas Kennel Club

DOG BREED STANDARDS (with tails)  check these out for your breed before purchasing a puppy.
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/     > Discover Dogs
03/04  The Kennel Club have launched  an Accredited Breeders' Scheme with a code of best practice.

KC JUDGING 2007 NB!!  Judges at KC licensed shows must judge in accordance with KC Breed Standards.  In assessing dogs, judges must penalise any features or exaggerations which they consider would be detrimental to the SOUNDNESS, HEALTH, OR WELL BEING OF THE DOG.  Judges are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards........  
KENNEL CLUB AFFIXES (BREEDERS' KENNEL NAMES) can now be found on KC website 
 
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/    New ones will be added around 16th of each month.  Any queries or objections should be made to the KC within 4 weeks of the first display:- Specialist Business Team, The Kennel Club, 4a Alton House, Office Park, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury. Bucks HP19 8XU
  If you are a breeder, Affix holder or have any dogs registered with the Kennel Club, please help them keep your details up to date.  Click here to download a form   http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk.forms/formsIndex.html or call the KCon 0870 6066750.
Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329  EPILEPSY 10/05 - Research is being undertaken by Faculty of Veterinary Science, Liverpool University (&Manchester Univs)PO Box 147 Liverpool L69 3BX email   a.dunne@liverpool.ac.uk  If you have a dog suffering from epilepsy please contact them.  You will need to send a blood sample and this can be from any excess blood taken for any other procedure at your Vets ** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
Some of the following breed health notes are incomplete and will be gradually up-dated as information becomes available.  
LISTED AS DOG TYPE FIRST - e.g. TERRIER Glen of Imaal,         SPANIEL Cocker
PHOTOS OF PASTORAL GROUP
Australian Shepherds, Old English Sheepdogs, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pyrenean Sheepdogs,Swedish Vallhunds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis
DETAILS OF PASTORAL GROUP
"A Dog is for LIFE" - don't buy a puppy without researching the breed and believing that you will give that breed a home for life.
Australian Shepherds, Old English Sheepdogs, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pyrenean Sheepdogs,Swedish Vallhunds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis
ausshepherd
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD DOG

This breed can produce short-tailed puppies.  Malcolm Willis Geneticist  has said 'Always be careful about buying a puppy born with a short tail (tail-less/bobtail) .  In Manx cats tge homozygous state is lethal; there are no tail-less dog breeds. Short-spined dogs have been found in Japan but it is likely that these are "manufacturing defects" thrown up after something goes wrong during pregnancy.  A lot of spinal problems do occur in dogs.'
 


Australian Shepherd Dog
KC registrations: 1993=0; 94=315; 95=102; 96=69; 97=32; 98=68; 99=65; 2000=52; 01=87; 02=84; 03=84; 04=66; 05=41; 06=54; 07=113
HD average score =10
Eye problem under investigation.  Some have tailless gene

Malcom Willis (Geneticist) says it carries the merle gene (as do Rough Collies, Dachshunds, Great Danes). Merle is patches of grey on the coat and this is caused by the genetic combination of Mm, i.e. they are heterozygous for the (M) allele. Most breeds do not carry merle and all members of the breed are mm. In breeds where the M allele exists it is possible to create MM individuals when two Mm animals are mated. . The MM combination gives rise to deaf white dogs, often with eye defects such as small and impaired vision. If one does not mate Mm to Mm this this homozygous state cannot occur. That being said there is some German research undertaken on Dachshunds (where merle is described as dapple) that even Mm animals can in a high proportion have some impairment of vision and hearing. Therefore it is argued that, despite the attractiveness of merle, the colour is undesirable. Not all merles are implicated with this gene but as some are it suggests caution with this gene. Hip dysplasia this breed is among the safest and best. Incidence of any problem is minimal. Skeletal Some cases of Australian Shephered Lethal Skeletal Defect syndrome. Genetic origin unknown but can cause cleft palate, shortened muzzle and as it is lethal it is therefore self limiting. It is rare. Patella luxation (dislocation of kneecap) is known as is OCD . Dogs can also suffer from Panosteitis leading to lameness in puppies but most recover at about 12 months. Dwarfism is known and thought to be X-linked recessive but again rare. Some A. S dogs are born without tails - condition known as "bobtail". This is becoming less common and is not desirable (see above). Eyes: Coming from its sheepdog origins, the breed does have Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) a recessive trait. It also has Cataracts, Glaucoma, PRA and Lens Luxation. The latter two are autosomal recessive traits but the mode of inheritance of the former two is not clear in this breed. Eye testing for CEA in early life is desirable and annual tests are recommended for the other problems. Heart defects: Heart diseases are known in most breeds and the Aussie is no exception. Some get Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Persistent Right Aortic Arch (also known to be in German Shepherds and can give rise to sickness from about 5 weeks of age and can be identified by x-ray) and Pulmonic Stenosis where the pulmonary artery is narrowed close to the heart and gives rise to heart murmur and enlargement of right side of heart. All these are likely to be spotted early in the dog's life. Another rare problem is Portosystemic shunt where dogs are born with extra vessels which permit blood to bypass the liver - it usually required surgical correction.

Otherwise the breed, like most herders, is a fairly safe breed and serious defects are rare and usually identifiable early in life.

Of greatest concern is the merle x merle mating and it is necessary to ensure that these are not made as they will give rise to serious life-style impairment problems as stated above.

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

**Cataract; cleft palate; Collie eye anomaly; deafness; dwarfism; hip dysplasia; hypothyroidism; microphthalmia; multiple colobomata; osteo chondritis dissecans; osteo chondrosis; persistent pupillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; retinal dysplasia; spina bifida; umbilical hernia; vitiligo; Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-like syndrome; Von Willebrand's disease.

KC Accredited breeders should hip score
From 1/7/07 KC registered breeders will move on to Schedule A for hereditary cataract (HC)                                                                                              

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of ASs see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1503/hsaustralianshepherd.pdf

Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA contact ADA

WANTED USA Wa - Undocked Australian Shepherd puppy 3/07 contact A.D.A.

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD litter Missouri USA August 2008 contact
australian shepherd

   CORGI WELSH  (CARDIGAN) UNDOCKED BREED CORGI WELSH (CARDIGAN) UNDOCKED BREED (PASTORAL GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=86; 94=107; 95=102; 96=95; 97=98; 98=83; 99=79; 2000=77; 01=50; 02=56;03=74; 04=76; 05=77; 06=84; 07=68
Parents should be eye tested. Check for temperament.
KC Accredited breeders should DNA test for PRA 2007 Eye Test

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of WCCs see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1638/hswelshcorgicardigan.pdf
corgi  corgi
Wag&BoneCORGI WELSH PEMBROKE
This breed can produce short-tailed puppies.  Malcolm Willis Geneticist  has said 'Always be careful about buying a puppy born with a short tail (tail-less/bobtail) .  In Manx cats tge homozygous state is lethal; there are no tail-less dog breeds. Short-spined dogs have been found in Japan but it is likely that these are "manufacturing defects" thrown up after something goes wrong during pregnancy.  A lot of spinal problems do occur in dogs.'

CORGI WELSH PEMBROKE (PASTORAL GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=1274; 94=1036; 95=941; 96=841; 97=812; 98=627; 99=606; 2000=647; 01=601; 02=518;03=559; 04=618; 05=491; 06=533; 07=471
No problems known to breeders. Some have tailless gene.  Check for temperament.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California

**Cataract; cervical disc disease; corneal dystrophy; cutaneous asthenia; cystinuria; dystosia; epilepsy; hypothyroidism; lens luxation; persistent pupillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal dysplasia; Von Willebrand's diseaseCanine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329


Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of WPCs see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1639/hswelshcorgipembroke.pdf

Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA contact ADA

oes  oes

oes SHEEPDOG – OLD ENGLISH

This breed can produce short-tailed puppies. 
Malcolm Willis Geneticist  has said 'Always be careful about
buying a puppy born with a short tail (tail-less/bobtail)

In
Manx cats tge homozygous state is lethal; there are
no tail-less dog breeds. Short-spined dogs have been found in
Japan but it is likely that these are "manufacturing defects"
thrown up after something goes wrong during pregnancy. 
A lot of spinal problems do occur in dogs.'

OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS (PASTORAL GROUP) FOR FULL INFORMATION ON BREED go to OES
KC registrations: 1993=1721; 94=1505; 95=1552; 96=1385; 97=1269; 98=959; 99=988; 2000=759; 01=763; 02=620; 03=729; 04=603; 05=663; 06=536; 07=692

HD average 21 PParents should be eye tested and hip scored; Torsion; Umbilical herniae; skin problems (including Cheyletiella mites "walking dandruff" - consult Vet about treatment as some treatments include Ivermectin and other products that can be harmful to carriers of MDR-1 gene); entropion; check for temperament
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says elbow dysplasia particularly luxation of the radius at upper end of bone may well be inherited at a relatively high level. 1,395 dogs by 2004 hip scored average = 19.68; advises not to breed above 30; since 1995 there has been a decline in submissions leaving the breed open to risk as it ranks high on hip dysplasia. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) usual onset about 4yrs old believed to be inherited as simple recessive. Early onset congenital hereditary cataracts. Second type cataract later in onset but no earlier than 9 months, inheritance unknown. Multiple ocular defects which may include cataracts, persistent pupillary membranes, retinal defects and small eyes - mostly seen from birth, genetics currently unknown. Blood - can suffer from haemophilia B (Christmas disease) - sex linked but rarer than haemophilia A - affects factor IX not VIII (as in Haemophilia A). Almost always affects males. Immune-mediated thrombocytopaenia fairly common and leads to immune system attacking blood platelets. Inheritance unclear. Haemolytic anaemia can affect middle-aged dogs and some younger, causes mild to severe anaemia though some respond to treatment - inheritace unclear. Cancers - sweat gland tumours and higher than normal brain tumours usually in older dogs (9+). Nasal cavity carcinomas often older dogs - inheritance unknown. Other conditions:- dilated cardiomyopathy where heart has larger chamber size, a thinner heart wall and reduced heartbeat power - may be genetic but not so in all cases. Testicular descent (cryptorchidism) and also dental problems possibly related to complex genetic basis. Hypothyroidism.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs - The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Addison's Disease; Cataract; Demodicosis; Distichiasis; Entropion; Factor X deficiency; Folliculitis; Granulomatous sebaceous Adenitis; Haemolytic Anaemia; Haemophilia B; Hip Dysplasia; Hypoadrenocorticism; Hypopigmentation lip and nose; Hypothyroidism; Intestinal Malabsorbtiuon; Lymphocytic thyroiditis; Osteochondritis dissecans; Osteochondrosis; Pododermatitis; Progressive retinal atrophy; Retinal detachment; Retinal dysplasia; Sebaceous adenitis; Spondyiolisthesis (Wobbler's Syndrome); Thrombocytopenia; Thyroiditis;Vitiligo; von Willebrand's disease.

KC Accredited breeders should hip score and eye test

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of OES see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1604/hsoldenglishsheepdog.pdf

BANNED for 5 years in 2006 from keeping dogs.  Langdale Wilcox (70) Peterborough and Phillip Wilcox (40) Somersham. Old English Sheepdog bitch (Molly) had large mammry tumour and no Vet attention sought, a matted coat and also joint problems for probably 6 months

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Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA  contact ADA- see also litters below
PHOTOS puppybarks
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG LITTERS AVAILABLE
  OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOGS  - 2008 contact A.D.A.
pollishlowland 
SHEEPDOG  - POLISH LOWLAND
POLISH LOWLAND SHEEPDOG (PASTORAL GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=112; 94=83; 95=80; 96=84; 97=86; 98=69; 99=62; 2000=70; 01=42; 02=68; 03=35; 04=37; 05=43; 06=68; 07=63

HD average 17 Eye problem under investigation  Some have tailless gene. Check for temperament.
KC Accredited breeders should hip score

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of PLS see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1609/hspolishlowlandsheepdog.pdf
Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA contact ADA
pyrenean  SHEEPDOG PYRENEAN

This breed can produce short-tailed puppies. 
Malcolm Willis Geneticist  has said
'Always be careful about buying a puppy born with a
short tail (tail-less/bobtail)
.  In Manx cats the homozygous state
is lethal; there are no tail-less dog breeds. Short-spined
dogs have been found in Japan but it is likely that these are
"manufacturing defects" thrown up after something
goes wrong during pregnancy.  A lot of spinal problems do
occur in dogs.'
PYRENEAN SHEEPDOG (PASTORAL GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=14; 94=11; 95=8; 96=13; 97=22; 98=19; 99=19; 2000=10; 01=28; 02=7;03=35;  04=34; 05=20; 06=25; 07=27

No problems known to breeders Some have tailless gene.  Check for temperament

No Health Survey done by breed for Kennel Club
Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA  contact ADA
vallhund  vallhund
  SWEDISH VALLHUND

This breed can produce short-tailed puppies.  Malcolm Willis Geneticist  has said 'Always be careful about buying a puppy born with a short tail (tail-less/bobtail) .  In Manx cats tge homozygous state is lethal; there are no tail-less dog breeds. Short-spined dogs have been found in Japan but it is likely that these are "manufacturing defects" thrown up after something goes wrong during pregnancy.  A lot of spinal problems do occur in dogs.'
SWEDISH VALLHUND (PASTORAL GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=111; 94=57; 95=60; 96=68; 97=45; 98=65; 99=37; 2000=64; 01=33; 02=17; 03=40; 04=40
; 05=39; 06=46; 07=40
HD average 13  Check for temperament
KC Accredited breeders should hip score

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of SV see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1633/hsswedishvallhund.pdf
Breeders lists available to those registered with ADA  contact ADA
PHOTOS OF TOY GROUP
Affenpinscher; Australian Silky Terrier; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; Griffon Bruxellois; King Charles Spaniel; Miniature Pinscher; Yorkshire Terrier
DETAILS OF UNDOCKED TOY GROUP DOCKED DOG BREEDS Affenpinscher; Australian Silky Terrier; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; Griffon Bruxellois; King Charles Spaniel; Miniature Pinscher; Yorkshire Terrier

AFFENPINSCHER

AFFENPINSCHER (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations: 2002 =119; 03=196; 04=178; 05=147; 06=128; 07=118
check for temperament

Dr Malcolm Willis Geneticist says is numerically samll breed which suggests that inherited disease will not often be seen. Skeletal problems :- Hip Dysplasia (HD) has been located. 30 dogs listed as hip scored with range of 6-52 ( average 14.7 ) which is of concern. Legg Perthes disease which causes necrosis of the femoral head (sometimes confused with HD but is distinct although also polygenically controlled. Patella luxation also polygenically controlled and causes dislocation of the knee cap. Other conditions:- The ductus arteriosus is a foetal vessel running from the aorta and pulmonary artery. After birth it should regress and vanish but in some dogs it persists after birth. If this is the case, it causes weakness, heart murmurs and may result in death. Known as patent ductus arteriosus. Failure of one or both testicles to descent is not uncommon (cryptoorchidism). Cause likely to be complex genetically.

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of As see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1495/hsaffenpinscher.pdf

Breeders' lists available to those registered with ADA  contact ADA
TERRIER  -  AUSTRALIAN SILKY -     anyone got a good photo? TERRIER - AUSTRALIAN SILKY (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=11; 94=15; 95=19; 96=40; 97=26; 98=17; 99=32; 2000=31; 01=17; 02=23; 03=8; 04=19; 05=31;
06=18; 07=23
No problems known to breeders  Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
** cataract; crypptorchidism; diabetes mellitus;  hydrocephalus;  Legge-Perthes syndrome
No litters available currently.  Breeders' list available to those registered with A.D.A.
 
GRIFFON BRUXELLOIS
        
GRIFFON BRUXELLOIS (TOY GROUP)  
KC registrations: 1993=193; 94=196; 95=222; 96=163; 97=208; 98=178; 99=185; 2000=146; 01=141; 02=141; 03=192; 04=172; 05=185; 06=174; 07=170

Patella problems Eye problem under investigation.  Check for temperaments
Dr Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says: Only 4 dogs have been hip scored - lowest score 15, highest 61; average = 27.7. ?Legg Calve Perthes disease. Eyes - cataracts (not proven as hereditary but suspected so testing recommended) The breed is currently on the BVA/KC/ISDS scheme to see if it is inherited. Refractory corneal ulceration, the breed appears predisposed usually occurring in middle-age and may be associated with distichiasis or trichiasis. Distichiasis is presence of extra eyelashes that irritate eye. Trichiasis is xcaused by hair growing near the eye and cause irritation. Entropion and ectropion might also be seen at intervals.

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

* *Aberrant cilia; cataract; distichiasis; progressive retinal atrophy; short skull; shoulder abnormalities

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of GBs see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1569/hsgriffonbruxellois.pdf
Breeders' lists available to those registered with ADA
puppybarks

GRIFFON BRUXELLOIS - USA NH - email A.D.A.

ckcs  ckcs
SPANIEL -  CAVALIER KING CHARLES (rarely docked now!)
ckcs  
SPANIEL - CAVALIER KING CHARLES (TOY GROUP)
KCRegistrations:1993=13705;94=13772;95=14449;96=13941;97=13022;98=12702;99=11577;
2000=11415; 01=10309;02=9984;03=10614; 04=10,733
; 05=11,165; 06=11,411;  07=11422

This is a breed popular with puppy farmers because it is a breed popular with the public.  Please do not buy from anyone who says they will deliver to you or a service station and only gives a mobile telephone number.  Make sure you see all genuine eye and heart certificates before purchassing and check that KC registration papers are genuine with the Kennel Club before purchasing (although there is as yet no guarantee that the information given by the breeder to the KC is correct).

Consider  Rescue Mrs Pagan 01245 320488 - 500-700 a year in rescue!!!!

HD average 17 Mitral valve disease.  Syringomyelia -check this out on http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk   Heart testing recommended.  Parents and puppies should be eye tested...
Cavalier Breed Club see http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk has puppy register tel 01490 430554

The Kennel Club from 2007 are restricting the registration of colours of puppies that are genetically incompatible with those of their parents. Only Blenheims may be registered where the dam and sire are both recorded as Blenheim as this is the only possible outcome.

TAIL
STANDARD 2007 - Length of tail in balance  with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back.  Docking previously optional when no more than one third was to be removed. . Parents and puppies should be eye tested;   (syringomyelia
check this out on http://www.thecavalierclub.co.uk )  Check for temperaments

Malcolm Willis (geneticist) notes:- There are a number of inherited problems HEART: Endocardiosis (mitral valve disease) is very common around 20%. Over half aged four plus have a heart problem. Possibly inherited but not proven. Patent ductus arteriosus is common in dogs which is in the unborn and through to adult. Not always deleterious but can be a killer. Thought to be polygenetic inheritance. (ADA = All dogs should be screened so only buy from a breeder who can show the official results of screening. done through the CKCS Club) . EYES: Entropion - in-turned eyelids also likely to inherited. Distichiasis (abnormal eyelid growth) probably inherited. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (lack of tear production) can be found in this breed. Causes drying of eye and corneal inflammation. Can be caused by infection, result of medication or inherited. Cataracts can become complete in the young adult and is likely to be inherited. Also multifocal retinal dysplasia is congenital and inherited as autosomal recessive. Progressive retinal atrophy is common in all dogs and can be found in Cavaliers as late as 5 yrs old. Thought to be autosomal recessive.   (ADA = Parent dogs should have BVA/KC/SDS eye test certificates). EPILEPSY . -Idiopathic/primary epilepsy is seen in the breed and probably inherited although the way in which it is inherited has not yet become clear. SYRINGOMYELIA - common in the breed. Fluid filled cavities form in spinal cord perceived to be a change in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Usually found between 6 and 24 months it can also occur later. Clinical symptoms include scratching around neck, ears, shoulder or chest and will will sometimes scratch on the move without making contact. Creates pain sometimes in the neck. Research is currently being undertaken in this by Vets.


** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cardio myopathy; cataract; corneal dystrophy; diabetes mellitus; distichiasis; entropion; hypothyroidism; keratitis sicca; microphthalmia; patellar luxation; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal dysplasia; thrombocytopaenia;


EPILEPSY – If you have experienced epilepsy in Cavaliers please contact  Bet  Hargreaves  who is researching the condition 1 Boat Road, Thankerton , Biggar.  ML12 6NU
Canine Epilepsy Support Group – Mrs. Anne Morley, Helpline 08707 469 329

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

KC Accredited breeders should
eye test and heart test as recommended by Breed Club   2007 test for mitral valve dysplasia

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of CKCSs see :-

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1533/hscavalierkingcharlesspaniel.pdf

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL litters & wanted Breeders' lists see Breed Club details above (beware of puppy farmers - see above )
WANTED USA Wa undocked Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy 3/07 contact A.D.A.
kcsWindsor  kcsWindsor
SPANIEL  -  KING CHARLES
SPANIEL - KING CHARLES (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=265; 94=280; 95=361; 96=300; 97=267; 98=221; 99=221; 2000=185; 01=161; 02=150; 03=176; 04=157; 05=193; 06=251; 07=177
TAIL STANDARD 2007 - Docking previously optional. Docked - well feathered not carried over or above level of back. Undocked - Well feathered not carried over or above level of back. In overall balance with the rest of the dog.
No problems known to breeders.  Check for temperaments
Dr Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Possible cleft palate leading to euthanasia. Rare defect patella luxation (kneecap twisted out of normal location) believed inherited. Possible hip dysplasia but no KCS has been hip scored. As it is short muzzled with a domed skull may be prone to hydrocephalus and emlargement of the head has been reported in the breed. Eyes - cataracts and retinal dysplasia have been reported abroad and likelihood of entropion. Heart and spinal defects - mitral and syringomyelia. Mitral valve disease (MVD) can cause coughing, lethargy and occasional collapse and death. Syringomyelia leads to cavities in the spinal cord which fill with fluid; dog may become paralysed at rear end or may stand very wide at the rear and scratching of the shoulder is very common. Probably inherited with a recessive autosomal explanation suspected but not proven. The heart condition patus ductus arteriosis (PDA) is found and possibly more common that MVD. Can lead to heart murmurs and sudden death probably inherited in a complex way. Other defects such as minor hernias. Cryptorchidism (one or both testicles not descending) is seen occasionally. Diabetes mellitus occurs on rare occasions and appears inherited and may prove to be a simple Mendelian trait.
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**cataract; cleft palate; corneal dystrophy; diabetes mellitus; entropion; hanging tongue; patellar luxation; retinal dysplasia; umbilical hernia


Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of KCs see :-
None Done!
Breeders' lists available to registered members contact 
A.D.A.
minpinscher  PINSCHER MINIATURE PINSCHER MINIATURE (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations:  1993=189; 94=145; 95=170; 96=161; 97=197; 98=160; 99=161; 2000=156; 01=176; 02=181;03=170; 04=188; 05=270; 06=312; 07=331

Slipping patella   Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; corneal dystrophy; dislocation of shoulder; entropion; granulomatous sebaceous adenitis; inguinal hernia; keratitis sicca; keratoma conjunctivitis sicca; Legg-Perthes disease; pannus; progressive retinal atrophy; sebaceous adenitis.

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of MPs see :-
None done!
Breeders' lists available to members contact A.D.A.

TERRIER  -  AUSTRALIAN SILKY -     anyone got a good photo? TERRIER - AUSTRALIAN SILKY (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993=11; 94=15; 95=19; 96=40; 97=26; 98=17; 99=32; 2000=31; 01=17; 02=23; 03=8; 04=19; 05=31;
06=18; 07=23
No problems known to breeders   Check for temperaments
** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
** cataract; crypptorchidism; diabetes mellitus;  hydrocephalus;  Legge-Perthes synd


Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of ASTs see :-
http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/download/1504/hsaustraliansilkyterrier.pdf
Breeders' lists available to members contact A.D.A.

yorksterrierAAD  yorksterrier
  yorksterrier 
TERRIER  - YORKSHIRE

TERRIER - YORKSHIRE (TOY GROUP)
KC registrations: 1993= 13,041; 94=12343; 95=11,941; 96=10,850; 97=9,700; 98=8,818; 99=7,339; 2000=6,787; 01=5,069; 02=4,222; 03-4,073; 04=3877
; 05=3,628; 06=4042; 07=4055
Eye problem under investigation.  Rare cases of slipping patella and  Legge Perthes disease
Check for temperaments
Dr. Malcolm Willis(Geneticist) :- Legge-Perthes disease also affects hip joint but is atype of necrosis of femoral head and neck, thus leading to lameness; possibly it is polygenic inheritance as is luxation of patella/kneecap.  Cataracts, entropion(inturned eyelids).  PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) reported occasionally possibly  an autosomal recessive.  Epilepsy cause may include primary or idiopathic epilepsy.  Hydrocephalus.  Anasarca (recessive trait) rare condition.  Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).  Atrial septal defect involving right ventricle failure.  Cancer histiocytosis (systemic and malignant) disease is of polygenic inheritance.  Hypothyroidism and hyperadrenocorticism which can lead to skin problems. Colour dilution alopecia. Dermoid sinus (recessive).  Ectopic ureter which is failure of ureter to be properly attached to bladder causes urine dribbling. Fanconi's syndrome causes excess urine and dysfunction of renal system.  Renal failure/renal dysplasia.  Kidney or bladder stones usually triple phosphate. Diabetes Mellitus.  Portosystemic shunt. Herniae umbilical and inguinal former inherited  in a polygenic way.  Cryptorchidism – bilateral dogs are sterile; unilaterally affected dogs will have reduced fertility (69%) and reduced libido (33%) and are best avoided in breeding programmes
.

** = Guide to Hereditary and Congenital Diseases in Dogs – The Assoc. of Veterinarians for Animal Rights - California
**Cataract; Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism); demodicosis; distichiasis; entropion; hepatic portosystemic shunt or arterio-venous fistula; hydrocephalus;  hypoplasia of Dens; hypothyroidism; keratitis sicca; keratoconjunctivitis sicca; Legg-Perthes disease; patellar luxation; persistent pupillary membrane; progressive retinal atrophy; retinal detachment; retinal dysplasia; seborrhoea; Von Willebrand's disease

Health Survey for the KC undertaken by conscientious breeders/owners of YTs see :-

None done !
Breeders lists available to members contact A.D.A.  and see below
PHOTOS
YORKSHIRE TERRIER LITTERS
yorkshireterrier 

YORKSHIRE TERRIER

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS
Cheshire  YES = 1,2,6a,8,8a,9 on request 3
Yorkies are described as blue steel and tan.  They are show size and quality. Breeder particularly concentrates on good mouths, bone conformation and health.  She is less interested in just breeding for coat ('a purely show requirement').  Litters contain the very small size and the robust family size. They are reared in a home environment and are taken for walks in the local countryside each day.  Only two girls of breeding age are kept which means they receive a lot of personal attention from the breeder's family.   Registered Members contac
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info@anti-dockingalliance.co.uk

puppybarks YORKSHIRE TERRIER BREEDER - USA  http://www.celticprideyorkies.com
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