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time to stop work and start playing, Female, from Near Bristol
- Alfshuman was last seen:
- Jun 5, 2016
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- Near Bristol
I currently own one mini wire dachshunds, bought when aged 18 months after having already been in 5 homes. Lost previous mini wire, Alf, in May 2012, PTS due to impact of lafora disease an inherited form of epilepsy that affects up to 10% of mini wires. Though Lafora was identified by veterinary neurologists in 1985, it was swept under the carpet. in 2009 the Wirehaired Dachshund Club tested a sample of dogs to establish the severity of the problem, as a result of which, funding was sought and gained for research into a cost effective and reliable DNA test to identify affected, carrier and clear dogs. An open database of tested dogs can be found on the WhDC website. Prospective puppy buyers are advised not to buy from untested dogs or to research thoroughly into pedigrees. You can read more about Lafora at www.laforadogs.org.
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My role has been to raise awareness in the Pet owning community as a way of putting pressure on breeders to take action. I am now the Pet Advisor to the Healt
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