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Oberon (aka Rionore Snow Lord- sir Reddins Pause at Magiconkers, dame Covarney Bewitched between Rionore) is a carrier. Well, we knew his mum was a carrier (thanks Sue for informing us and posting so quickly!!!!!!) so we had at least a 50% chance. Since his health is going to be fine, with all the bad and extermely sad news going around this is certainly something we are happy with... going to post the results on seisc.
And all my thinking to the affected ones and their families.... so sad..
I thank you for thinking of my beautiful girl at a time like this...this brought tears to my eyes Sue...I know Lyn and suspect Deb will say the same...it is thankful that this has come to the for...and we can stop it now in its tracks...thank goodness for this test....And good luck to all who have had an affected result...
And you are so rite with the way dogs ''see'' things...'the day and the now' is how they live...we maybe suffer more. And worry for them...
From a puppy purchasers angle, what would we need to be asking breeders? I've read this thread with interest and really feel for those affected, especially when they have put so much hard work and dedication into achieving the lines they have.
I am hoping to have another Irish at some point in the future and wondered what I should actually ask the breeder, without wanting to offend them. Would it just be the normal, what health checks have been done?
http://www.seisc.co.uk/pra-rcd4 if you go to the link it gives good explanations of PRA.
If you read right down past the green banner it gives the mode of inheritance.
Hope that helps!
Sheree...As for me...you wouldn't offend me at all, or I am sure any of us who have been commenting on this sight, or most of the genuine breeders out there that aren't on this site..ask away, if someone is offended, if you ask what health checks the breeder has done, then perhaps some alarm bells should start ringing...us breeders are proud of the checks and research that we have done into the health of this wonderful breed...and we are all proud to aswer anyone who asks about them....if more people asked then they would get an idea of what is going on..