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CH Hunter's The One For Deerpark "Uno"
CH Hunter's Walking On Water x CH Hunter's Ballentine
Male DOB July 26, 1999 Black wavy, carries brown gene
OptiGen A1 (Normal), OFA Good, GM-1 Normal, Juvenile
Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Normal; CERF 2008
We are strong supporters of health testing and the
PWDCA Health and Litter database. For the good of
our breed, we need to share health information.
We encourage you to share health information about
your PWD with the PWDCA Health and Litter
database. You will help make the PWD a healthier
At two years of age, all dogs used for breeding
should have their hips x-rayed and submitted to
the OFA for rating for hip dysplasia. Although
elbow dysplasia has not been a problem with
PWDs, some people also x-ray the elbows.
Although Uno's elbows were not x-rayed, we now
do the elbows on our younger dogs.
Hip dysplasia is a multiple allele gene. Good hips
in the parents does not guarantee that their
puppies will not be dysplastic. However, it
improves the probability of good hips!
This is a DNA test for Progressive Retinal
Atrophy, which causes late onset blindness in
This is a simple recessive gene, so it was
difficult to eliminate from our breed until this
test was developed.
In order to exhibit the symptoms of this
disease, a dog must receive an affected gene
from EACH parent. Therefore, if at least one
parent does not carry the gene, no pup will be
Ratings are NORMAL (A)
Since we have a small gene pool, we do
continue to breed B and C dogs to A dogs.
This helps maintain genetic diversity while
eliminating the problem with PRA.
Storage Disease (Ganglisidosis)
This simple recessive disease causes death in
puppies. It has been virtually eliminated from
the genetic pool of the PWD.
However, following the recommendations of the
PWDCA, we continue to test any dog we breed.
Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDCM)
This simple recessive disease causes the
death of affected puppies- often shortly after
they go to their new homes.
We are thankful that there is now a DNA
linkage test for this gene.
As with PRA, as long as one parent is normal
for JDCM, puppies will not be affected by this
Realize that this is a relatively new test. This
far, it has been highly reliable. However, as
with any new test, there is always the
possibility of a false allele. This is not likely
and I do not know of any such cases.
Therefore, "probable normal" is the best rating
CERF is an annual test which
examines the physical health of the
eye. They are looking for signs of
cataracts, PRA, scratches and other
injuries on the cornea, etc. So- not all
reported problems are genetic in
Dogs should have a current CERF
when they are bred.