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  1. Health & Nutrition
    Hey all! Im a first time pit bull owner myself. I love my furbaby with all my heart and have had pit bulls before but she is my first personal pit bull. She is light in coloration, definitely a fawn color... MY QUESTION IS, what can i do to ease her flare ups? She has months without flare ups...
  2. General Discussion
    I fear this is an irritating question to those who just want the APBT in particular to be respected for who he is, and cared for responsibly. But I'm still learning who he is, and I'm interested in your opinion, even if you're irritated by the question. :) For those who do not want the sport of...
  3. Health & Nutrition
    By: Kayye Nynne | The prevalence of genetic disease in dogs today can only be described as alarmingly common which is bad news for dog owners and dog lovers alike. The following is a list to illustrate the magnitude of the problem: 1. On average all dogs carry at least 4-5 defective...
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    Removing the stigma of genetic disease By Jerold S Bell, DVM (This article originally appeared in the "Healthy Dog" section of the October, 2003 AKC Gazette) An inevitable consequence of breeding is the occurrence of genetic problems. No one wants to produce affected dogs, yet some...
  5. Health & Nutrition
    Jerold S Bell, DVM Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine This article originally appeared in the "Healthy Dog" section of the June, 2001 AKC Gazette. Every breed has genetic disorders. Finding tests that identify carriers of the genes which cause these disorders is a goal...
  6. General Discussion
    So I just talked to a buddy of mine who has a dog from me from my first breeding 10 years ago. This dog is a Zebo/Carver dog and had an accidental breeding with a blue female several years ago. We want to breed his dog again and were talking about the dogs from that litter and he had mentioned...
  7. Health & Nutrition
    Improving your Stock - The In's and Out's It's All In The Genes As dog breeders, we engage in genetic "experiments" each time we plan a mating. The type of mating selected should coincide with your goals. To some breeders, determining which traits will appear in the offspring of a mating...
  8. Health & Nutrition
    The Nature of Genetic Disease by John Armstrong Many people label any problem that appears to be inherited a "genetic disease." However, though there are legitimate genetic diseases, there are also a variety of problems that have an inherited...
  9. Health & Nutrition
    I am just wondering if ACL tears can be genetic? Such as, a dog has weaker ACL's that are more apt to tears do to bad breeding. Helena tore both of her knees before age 2. I have always wondered if it was my fault for letting her run and jump too much before age one.... or if she could have been...
  10. Health & Nutrition
    By Scot E. Dowd Ph.D. Genetic Disorders The genetics of dogs has a major impact on disease. Even diseases that are not inherited. This discussion will relate more toward those disorders or diseases that are passed from sire or dam to the puppies. A genetic disorder is defined as an...
  11. General Discussion
    there was a previous thread with color code genetics talk.. I thought bunny would be a good topic for coat color. here is one for you guys... I dont know bunnys gentic color code but I would like to find out ! :confused: so if you could please come up with a code and explination genticly i...
  12. Bloodline Discussion
    Great APBT genetic ramifications (bloodlines) That place is great, seeing the fiapbt pedigree, I am enjoying with these doggies so much, like never. Enjoy.... En la FIAPBT Preferimos no colocar nuestro crédito en el interior de las fotografías, ya que consideramos que es una manera de
  13. Health & Nutrition
    So I was talking to the breeder of Riot and we got on the subject of her being motion sick in the car. It is not like your typical case of car sickness. Poor Riot can't even get with in 10 feet of the car and she starts drooling and puts on the breaks. I have tried every remedy to get her to not...
  14. General Discussion
    So I really suck in guessing color and working out recessive and dominant color gene's. I am just really curios what Siren and monsoon is going to throw. Siren is chocolate brindle and so were most of her litter mates. Her dam is chocolate brindle and her sire is black brindle. The litter was a...
  15. General Discussion
    I was watching something on TV last nite about the genetic defects that were bred into breeds from limited gene pool. There was a story about a breed that had a problem with blindness. A cutting edge technique was used to rebuild the retinas of the dog by injecting a bacteria with a healthy copy...
  16. General Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with or has used this test? Genetic Testing
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