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Old 13-05-2013, 12:31 PM
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Gorgeous dogs. I've got a massive soft spot for Bullterriers.

Trigger and Storm all tired after their morning walk.


Well, Trigger is tired. Storm is more likely plotting about what she can get up to next.
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Old 13-05-2013, 02:44 PM
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Well least we got to enjoy the sunshine briefly before it disappeared!!!!
We've got snow forecast this week

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Awesome pics, opted for the Bullmastiff over EBT's but still wouldn't say no.
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For anyone considering a bullie i recommend reading this page, and possibly look into purchasing the book too

Bull Terrier Savvy
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Old 14-05-2013, 03:50 PM
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Hi guys!

Quick question about breeding KC registered beagles, am thinking about breeding my bitch maybe next year. I've been doing a lot of reading about it, and there is a lot of mention about health tests on dogs with inheritable health problems. Obviously High Profile Breeds should all have these tests, but do others such as beagles with no known problems have them too? I've read about hip scoring etc, should I get her done?

Sorry if I sound like a complete noob, this is completely new to me!
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Old 14-05-2013, 05:56 PM
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Hi guys!

Quick question about breeding KC registered beagles, am thinking about breeding my bitch maybe next year. I've been doing a lot of reading about it, and there is a lot of mention about health tests on dogs with inheritable health problems. Obviously High Profile Breeds should all have these tests, but do others such as beagles with no known problems have them too? I've read about hip scoring etc, should I get her done?

Sorry if I sound like a complete noob, this is completely new to me!
What ever you can get done, do it. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
They are not prone to problems but still can suffer them and if she was hiding an issue and it didn't become apparent until her pups suffered, how guilty would you feel?

If it was me i'd follow the general rule of testing my bitch first to be on the safe side, and it also puts you across to potential buyers as a responsible breeder, you will be able to charge full price and guarantee buyers that both parents are tested and don't suffer with any hereditary health issues so pups will be top notch in every way that is within your control
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Old 15-05-2013, 11:11 AM
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What ever you can get done, do it. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
They are not prone to problems but still can suffer them and if she was hiding an issue and it didn't become apparent until her pups suffered, how guilty would you feel?

If it was me i'd follow the general rule of testing my bitch first to be on the safe side, and it also puts you across to potential buyers as a responsible breeder, you will be able to charge full price and guarantee buyers that both parents are tested and don't suffer with any hereditary health issues so pups will be top notch in every way that is within your control
Fabulous thank you, I'll look into it a bit more then and ask the vet what we can test for.

I was looking at her certificate yesterday, and I'm not sure but it looks like she has already had some kind of DNA health test? It states exactly the same under health tests as her mother and father, do breeders do the tests on puppies also? I tried to search on KC website but it said there were no results, but it could just mean the results weren't uploaded.
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Old 15-05-2013, 04:32 PM
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So in laymans terms I need hip-scoring, DNA health test for MLS and carefully pick a sire? That's not a bad idea about contacting the breeder, I'll drop her an email. Thanks
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You don't HAVE to hip score but I probably would, depending on cost?
I've just googled it and on KC website it said around £55?
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Old 16-05-2013, 12:42 AM
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With our Chihuahuas, there are no required health tests that the KC ask us breeders to test for, but as responsible breeders, we do take note of a few things when looking to mate up a bitch: -
  • whether the chosen stud dog has any sign of patella luxation
  • whether the chosen stud dog is on the British Chihuahua Club's merle register
  • whether the chosen stud dog has the traits we require, that our bitch lacks
  • whether the pedigrees of the stud & bitch are a good match
With our second breed, Boston Terriers, we have to be a little more careful. Boston Terriers are the only breed of dog that can suffer from 2 different kinds of cataract. Currently, only one of them (juvenile hereditary cataract) is testable. Obviously we must chose a stud dog who is clear of this, as well as signs of patella luxation, pedigrees that make a good match, the right traits you want to put into your puppies, etc.
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