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The Anti-Docking Alliance 

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The Campaign Against the Docking of Dogs' Tails

 
 


UTILITY GROUP & BREED HEALTH
Poodles, Schnauzers, Schipperkes



WORKING GROUP
Bouviers des Flandres, Boxers, Dobermann, Giant Schnauzers,
Neapolitan Mastiffs, Pinschers, Rottweilers,
Russian Black Terriers

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  UTILITY OR WORKING 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

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 ANY OF OUR BREEDERS IS FOUND TO HAVE GIVEN ERRONEOUS ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS TO QUALIFY FOR A FREE ADVERTISEMENT, THEY WILL BE REMOVED.

BREEDERS - Please note we cannot 'vet' your litters but  will expect responsible ethics in dog breeding. 
BREEDERS – if you have a “swimmer” puppy take a look at this
http://cockerspanielinformation.com/  before you have the puppy put to sleep.
BREEDERS -
watch out for loose fibres on fleece bedding as puppies can ingest   and die.

Before buying a puppy - have you considered a rescue dog and making enquiries of a Rescue Organisation to see if you can be considered for re-homing a rescue

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
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 (England and Wales only) covered by the exemptions must hold a Veterinary Certificate to say it has been done lawfully.

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 hipsHD – 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

MPORTANT
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

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



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






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 
UTILITY GROUP

UNDOCKED DOCKED BREEDS

Poodles, Schnauzers, Schipperkes
DETAILS OF 
UTILITY GROUP

UNDOCKED DOCKED
DOG BREEDS + LITTERS
"A Dog is for LIFE" - don't buy a puppy without researching the breed and believing that you will give t
hat breed a home for life.

minpoodle  minpoodle
POODLE MINIATURE
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
Parents should be eye tested.   Check for temperaments
** = 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 PRA

see more Miniature Poodle photos
 
POODLES MINIATURE LITTERS - none at present but breeders' lists available
stdpoodle  stdpoodle
stdminpoodle   stdpoodle
POODLE  STANDARD
POODLES 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
HD average 15   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

USA VIRGINIA -
Shamayim Standard Poodles
Visit website http://www.shamayimstandardpoodles.com

or email deborah@shamayimpoodles.com

see below for current litter

Canada (Alberta) - Dayspring - undocked Std. Poodles   - has litters
http://www.freewebs.com/katrina_schumacher/index.htm

Canada (Vancouver) Paris Poodles
http://www.parispoodles.com/index.html email info@parispoodles.com

More Standard Poodle Photos

PHOTOS
POODLE STANDARD LITTERS (breeders' lists also available to registered members)
STANDARD POODLES (UTILITY GROUP)
USA VIRGINIA
- 23rd August 2008 Litter arrived and will not be docked.  There are 3 white males, 2 white females and 2 silver females.  Dams are clear on their eye CERF certificate. One dam has Good on her hips with OFA. and the other dam has a good on a Pre-lim with OFA. Both are clear on VWD through parentage.  The sire has a clear eye CERF, Good Pre-lim with OFA.  His results were Normal with his Thyroid test and SA test.
Visit website
http://www.shamayimstandardpoodles.com

or email deborah@shamayimpoodles.com

STANDARD POODLES (UTILITY GROUP)  (Canada) 
dsranch@sympatico.ca

puppyruns
STANDARD POODLES (UTILITY GROUP)  (Canada) http://www.parispoodles.com
PHOTOS
POODLE TOY
toypoodle     POODLE  TOY POODLE 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
Parents should be eye tested Slipping patella.    Check for temperaments
**= 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 PRA
PHOTOS
POODLE TOY LITTERS None at present but breeders' lists available to registered members
PHOTOS
SCHIPPERKE (Utility Group)
schipperke  schipperke
SCHIPPERKE

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
  Check for temperaments

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 aresacs 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

 
More Schipperke photos

For a non-docking Breeder in USA contact A.D.A.

PHOTOS puppybarks

SCHIPPERKE LITTERS breeders' lists also available to registered members
We have breeders in USA   contact A.D.A.

dennett

PHOTOS
SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP)
minschnauzer  minschnauzer
SCHNAUZER MINIATURE   
minschnauzers                                                                 With thanks to Julie Aldridge
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
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 yesterday by Espoo Court for cruelty to animals.
Dog owners and breeders in Finland have known for years that their kennel holdings are under any standards, and that they treat 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, wherof 4 had to be killed for animal welfare reasons.
This resulted in a court case, which took place on Monday 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.
PHOTOS
SCHNAUZER MINIATURE (UTILITY GROUP) No litters at present but breeders' lists available to registered members
PHOTOS
SCHNAUZER (UTILITY GROUP)
schnauzerWindsor       SCHNAUZER STANDARD SCHNAUZER (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

  Check for temperaments
Malcolm Willis (Geneticist) says:- Mean hip score of the 25!!!! only xrayed = 22.80 - worst score being 70(!!) population size around 2,330 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.
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  
PHOTOS
SCHNAUZER (UTILITY GROUP) LITTERS - none available at present.  Breeders' lists available to registered members
PHOTOS OF 
WORKING GROUP
UNDOCKED DOCKED BREEDS

(Bouviers, Boxers, Dobermann,
Giant Schnauzers,

Neapolitan Mastiffs, Pinschers, Rottweilers,
Russian Black Terriers)
DETAILS OF 
WORKING GROUP
UNDOCKED DOCKED DOG BREEDS
AND LITTERS
"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.
PHOTOS
BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP)
BouvierwindsorBOUVIER DES FLANDRES 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
HD average 18     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


WANTED 4/2008 New Hampshire USA email  info@anti-dockingalliance.co.uk
PHOTOS
BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (WORKING GROUP) LITTERS Breeders' list also available to members
  BOUVIER DES FLANDRES   South Africa YES=1,2,4,5a,6a,7,8,9  NO= 3a,5,6,6b,11a,11b  information  http://www.featherfoot.co.za/ 
PHOTOS
BOXERS (WORKING GROUP)
boxer  boxerwabsBOXER


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

 

 

 

 

BOXER (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
HD average 16 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.

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BOXER (WORKING GROUP) BREEDERS Litters available Breeders' lists also available to members
puppybarks WANTED S. Africa undocked Boxer puppy email details to A.D.A.
  BOXERS (N.Ireland) (WORKING GROUP)   YES=1,2,3,4,6,6,6b,]8,8a,9         NO=5,7
Members contact 
info@anti-dockingalliance.co.uk
BOXERS  August 2007  Wisconsin USA  tel  414-763-6963. Double registered and not in-bred.  Only available to permanent loving homes and people prepared to give exercise.  Please contact email   hcortes@wi.rr.com
BOXERS    S. Carolina U.S.A. un-docked, un-cropped, unaltered. 'From now on we advertise that we prefer to breed unaltered pups.  (unless a potential buyer request alterations to be done only  by a licensed Veterinarian within 3-5 days of whelping. we require a non-refundable deposit of $75 to cover the cost of the cosmetic alteration expenses of the Veterinarian). Litters are whelped and reared in a domestic environment only. Our  dogs are A.K.C. and Continental Kennel Club (C.K.C.) registered, depending on litter. DNA verification has not been done. Test relative to breed were not done on ancestors beyond the litter parents and not certified with A.K.C.. None of our dogs have health problems. All parents have sound temperaments. We provide a contract with the sale of puppies that includes limited warranties, refunds re-home clauses etc.. Litters are not micro chipped or tattooed.  All puppies are wormed in the third week of whelping and vaccinated in the sixth week of whelping. Puppies come with a puppy pack of literature, pedigree and registration documents. After sales advice is included within the language of the sales contract.'  Tel  864 221 4679  Contact The Boxers' Ring   email The Boxers' Ring
puppyarks BOXERS Washington USA   Contact ADA
puppybarks BOXER May 07 undocked WANTED PA USA  email A.D.A.
PHOTOS
DOBERMANN (WORKING GROUP)
dobermann      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.  
DOBERMANN (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
HD average 10         Parents and pups should be eye tested 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 Î90 (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 vWD  2007 eye test
PHOTOS
DOBERMANN (WORKING GROUP) LITTERS Breeders' lists also available to registered members
puppybarks WANTED UNDOCKED DOBERMANN puppy of good stock IN NY, USA  Please contact A.D.A.
PHOTOS
MASTIFF NEAPOLITAN (WORKING GROUP)
neapmastiff  neapmastiff
MASTIFF NEAPOLITAN
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
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????
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MASTIFF NEAPOLITAN (WORKING GROUP)  Litters none available at present.  Breeders' lists available to registered members
PHOTOS
PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP)
DOBERMANN PINSCHER Has anyone got a photo? PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP)
KC registrations: 95=31; 96=21; 97=43; 98=21; 99=23; 00=12; 01=30; 2002=20; 03=20; 04=19; 05=10;
06=14; 07=15
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PHOTOS
PINSCHER (WORKING GROUP) LITTERS.  None available at present.
PHOTOS
ROTTWEILER (WORKING GROUP)
rottweiler  rottweiler
rottweiler

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
HD average 13           OCD Parents and pups should be eye tested. Dermoid sinus. Torsion.Rottweiler Welfare Association - Sponsor a dog - membership forms 01344 459786 or 0208 310 4422 or 0208 764 1797
  Check for temperaments

** = 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.
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ROTTWEILERS (WORKING GROUP)  Litters available.  Breeders' list also available to registered members
 
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ROTTWEILERS Italy     
CH. VICO VOM KRESSBACH ipo3 vpg2 ztp
ITALIAN KLUBSIEGER 2007!!!!
brother of Valeria vom Kressbach adrk klubsiegerin 2007
Pasquale Alampi
Rottweiler Kennel von der Herash
Reggio Calabria - Italy  
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herash@libero.it

puppy ROTTWEILERS ( Germany- Dessau) contact Kemp http://www.holzhaussiedlung   ADRKKemp@aol.com
puppybarks ROTTWEILERS (Spain) contact Susan Sharp tel + 34 660 246 352
PHOTOS
SCHNAUZER GIANT (WORKING GROUP)
gtschnauzer  gtschnauzer
SCHNAUZER GIANT
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
HD average 14;      hereditary cataract          wef 2004  population size around 2,330.   Check for temperaments
** = 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 has been convicted yesterday by Espoo Court for cruelty to animals.
Dog owners and breeders in Finland have known for years that their kennel holdings are under any standards, and that they treat 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, wherof 4 had to be killed for animal welfare reasons.
This resulted in a court case, which took place on Monday 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.
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SCHNAUZER GIANT (WORKING GROUP) Litters available now contact A.D.A..  Breeders' lists available to registered members
PHOTOS puppybarks
RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER (WORKING GROUP)
RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER (Working Group) anyone got a nice photo? 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
No problem known to breeders as yet. 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
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RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER (WORKING GROUP)  No litters available at present.  Breeders' lists available to registered members
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