by GSCat on 05 May 2022 - 21:05
If purchasing a puppy from a litter in which one of the parents is a DM carrier, is it possible snd reasonable to have the puppy tested for DM before final purchase to ensure the selected puppy is not a carrier?
Asking for someone that found a litter of puppies in which one of the parents is listed as a carrier and is otherwise interested in the puppies. Wants to know before contacting the breeder.
by Blackgsd1202 on 05 May 2022 - 21:05
by GSCat on 05 May 2022 - 22:05
by Hundmutter on 06 May 2022 - 03:05
Well if they are really determined to do that, why not look for two parents both Clear ?
Unfortunately the jury is still out on whether there are some DM cases from supposedly clear stock anyway, there possibly being more than one type of 'DM' involved, so maybe could do everything right yet still get unlucky ...
by Mike Delaney on 06 May 2022 - 09:05
But-that person should be prepared to pay for the test.
by Rik on 06 May 2022 - 09:05
what other traits/goals does your friend have? show, sport, serious work?
honestly, if it was just for me, in this case, and the pup met all or most of my other goals/qualifications, I wouldn't hesitate to get a pup that might have a 50% chance of being a carrier and no chance of developing/ producing dogs with DM if bred clear.
that's of course assuming the science is 100% correct, which I'm a little skeptical of.
by GSCat on 07 May 2022 - 01:05
Besides improvement of the breed/eliminating DM gene, the goals are producing dogs for SAR and PTSD service, with unsuitable puppies/wash-outs being trained for other service jobs, therapy work, etc., and those incapable of doing work, obedience and manners and given to someone that needs ESA.
Not interested in selling. Wants to breed, train, and donate trained dogs to matched handlers. Already set up with organizations.
by Hundmutter on 07 May 2022 - 02:05
by Rik on 08 May 2022 - 23:05
I will wish them luck also. If this is a good litter for service, and they are worrying about getting a pup that will never have DM or produce it if bred clear (again according to the science) then you should suggest that they focus on the first goal of service and not get hung up on the details on down the line.
first breeding, they can test all pups, keep the clear females and they are off to the races.
by GSCat on 09 May 2022 - 11:05
I've suggested the person register here, as well. I'm "sure" lots of questions will come up as time passes.