by bantam7 on 15 January 2020 - 20:01
I think it would be highly beneficial for both breeders and owners if we had the option to add the age & cause of death of dogs, if known, to their peds on PDB, given the largely genetic nature of longevity. I have seen a few comments on the peds of "major" dogs giving this info, but placing it up by their hip scores, etc. would be great, and hopefully encourage more sharing of this info.
Another useful feature would be ability to enter the dog's country of residence, for quick reference without having to sniff around Google. A little flag icon could do the trick.
Let me know what you think of these ideas. Thanks to the PDB team for all you do for us, by the way.
by Jenni78 on 16 January 2020 - 10:01
A friend is starting a GSD torsion database. I think it's a super idea, but there will probably be some unhappy breeders who have previously tried to deny the dark cloud over certain bloodlines. Since so many dogs are bred before they bloat, a database keeping track of dogs who bloat and at what age under what circumstances could really paint of more accurate picture than we have right now. It's in its infancy, but I'm sure she'll share it when ready.
by yogidog on 16 January 2020 - 10:01
by Koots on 18 January 2020 - 13:01
My dog Thor has developed epilepsy due to unknown cause, be it genetic or brain trauma (no signs of brain issues since March 2019 when he had first siezure). So, in absence of cause, it is considered idiopathic epilepsy. He was 5.5 yrs old when he had his first siezure. Here is his ped:
by Sunsilver on 18 January 2020 - 15:01
Epilepsy has multiple causes, but there is definitely a heritable component to it. There's been posts in the past on this database about it.
I pulled up an excellent link for you: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/community.read?post=782044-genetic-idiopathic-epilepsy