Probably the diseases
in dogs, which are now paid attention and tested most often
....... but unfortunately good HD, and ED results are
still not everywhere prerequisite for breeding.
Basically, the results
of siblings & family of the "breeding dogs" should
also be included. There always can be somewhat worse results
for individual siblings, because all causes are still unexplained
and, in addition to genetic predisposition, nutrition and -
depending on which study one refers to - "too much, too
little or wrong " - movement are called, which influence
the healthy development of the musculoskeletal system.
BUT: If the majority of
the dogs of a litter has bad results, then you can certainly
assume a family disposition. (you can find the link of
the databases of the Kennel Clubs)
For us, it is very important
to get X-rays only when our Clumber are really adult (2.5 -
3.5 years). The risk of slightly worse findings, we are willing
to accept - but these findings are possibly more relevant. As
for the discussion on the quantity & type of movement, we
share the view: "Sufficient and regular exercise",
because a good musculature supports the locomotor system.
After the X-ray, the pictures
will be sent by the veterinarian and forwarded to the responsible
external reviewer of the GRSK.
Example findings form:
would like to inform you about the health test results of the
ancestors of the puppy of your choice? ... ..and you should,
the ancestors are from abroad, you possibly may find it in the
databases of the Kennelclubs.
you need is the full name of the dog, kennel name or studbook
number. And with just a few clicks, you can also get access
to the results of the health tests of its parents, siblings
and their offspring. Very helpful to get an idea about the health
status in the line, about diseases that are more common .....
about a possible family disposition for certain diseases and
of course also IF? and WHICH? Tests were ever made. Because
not in all breeding clubs all breed specific health tests are
also obligatory .... resp. there are exceptions to this duty.
you can find the databases: