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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by candysmum, Apr 15, 2011.
the first link wont work for me
she been over here while now it all hit headlines ages ago
mmm my first thoughts on reading the article is some of the words they used like 'unpure' and 'tainted' are heavily biased
surely introducing a gene into the breed that is proven to help with not only the dogs health but the whole future of the breed can only be a good thing?
and i also thought dalmatians could have both black or brown/liver spots? the article read like only black was 'correct'??
All for the healthy dog! Anyway, all dogs are crosses if you go far enough back.
they can have liver as well reporters dont make clear facts.
have a read about it all on these links about it all the pointer was only put in once over 14 years ago now to help improve the problems dals can have crystals turning into stones.
its very painfull for them i know had one suffer from it and if i could i would have one of these dogs prob will in furture from julie the kennel involved with it all over here.
Ok so this might not go down too well....
But who cares what Cufts do or don't think.... I reckon it's great news!
yeah the baer test centre where i go the lady been doing resreach into that for years about patched dogs, she recons that there is less like to be no or very few deaf puppies out of 2 patched dogs breeding.
it all to do with that carry more of a pigment gene than a normal dog or non patched dog its all very interesting i spend hours chatting to her.
yep i know they will say trying to breed out the patches but you get just as many if any patched dog from 2 normal dogs as you do from breeding 2 patched dogs together where people will try to say your get more patched dog from patched dogs.
where as for years and years ago instead of them putting to sleep the patches and using them instead we prob wouldnt have deafness by now.
it seems crazy there are way that can dramatically improve the breed and we know they do yet people still wont do it.
i dont know a great deal about dalmatians but surly the health of such a gorgeous breed should be the main priority
there is a patch dalmatian who i often see and its gorgeous, i didnt realise until reading here that its not 'desirable'
Ok I know nothing about dalmatians except their spots:001_smile: and have never seen a 'patched' Do you have a link to a pic?
Also, with you saying about the deafness being bred out of using patched, what rough percentage are born deaf at the moment? Obviously high enough to be a concern
I remember reading about this quite awhile back both in dogss today and dog world when they were first brought over. It wasnt just the KC that was questioning it and putting up resistance but certain members of the breed clubs too. The AKC were the first to accept them as they acknowledged that without the outcross there was no genetic escape otherwise within the Dally
population as it stood.
I believe that the deafness is carried genetically on the "white" gene.
Personally Im for outcrossing if it improves and eradicates genetic defects.
If there is no genetic escape otherwise, I cant see what other choice you have.