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Old 06-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Deb,

It takes courage to talk about health issues in pure bred dogs, on the average every purebred dog carries 4-5 recessive genes for health issues and that is a low # for some breeds. Regular health testing is a tool to be used, most of which is subjective to a lot of things, however DNA markers are finale. I feel very blessed that Cornell was able to find a DNA marker for APBT CRD2, at one point they ran out of money and the program was on the shelf for several years. So it takes breeders to donate affected dogs & grants for research.
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