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Alfshuman
Last Activity:
Jun 5, 2016
Joined:
Apr 10, 2010
Messages:
200
Likes Received:
35
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28
Media:
1
Gender:
Female
Home Page:
Location:
Near Bristol
Occupation:
- education software.

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Alfshuman

time to stop work and start playing, Female, from Near Bristol

Alfshuman was last seen:
Jun 5, 2016
    1. SusieRainbow
      SusieRainbow
      Yes, we've met Nora and Reena, she's a gorgeous little girl and we're really excited! I watched the video of Alfie , so, so sad, it made me cry ! He looked such a sweet, gentle soul. I'm very committed to helping Lafora Research in any way I can, such a cruel disease.
      Sue xx
    2. thedogcabin
      thedogcabin
      hi, it is for my own dog, she isn't showing any symptoms but I would like to have a litter from her. She is DNA tested clear for PRA and I just wanted to make sure she was also clear for Laforas.
    3. leashedForLife
      leashedForLife
      hey, alf! :--)
      U can always go to the posters profile, put a Visitors-Mssg
      asking them to PM ==> U with an off-Forum e-addy,
      and correspond directly, if U wish (and they wish).

      just a thought,
      -- terry
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    Gender:
    Female
    Home Page:
    http://www.laforadogs.org
    Location:
    Near Bristol
    Occupation:
    - education software.
    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.

    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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    For definitive information on buying and owning a Dachshund, or to check out latest health and welfare advice go to:
    http://dachshundbreedcouncil.wordpress.com/
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