Results of the "1000 White Shepherds" health survey. 9/26/00
The most important part of the White Shepherd Genetics Project is people like YOU! The average White Shepherd or white German Shepherd owner. We need YOU to report any problems that you've had (or haven't had!) with your pet. Don't be afraid or be too proud to report any problems. Every White Shepherd carries an average of 7.1 genetic defects! There is no such thing as the "perfect line" or "perfect dog". Unfortunately, we cannot always rely on breeders to report what their lines have produced - whether it is because they are not aware of it or whether they choose not to report it. Remember: "Knowledge, information, and honesty. All three are within your control." (Control of Canine Genetic Diseases, George A. Padgett, D.V.M.). This Project is NOT just for the big "show lines"! It is for ALL White Shepherds and white German Shepherds, no matter what the lineage is or what part of the world they are in! Please help us better our wonderful breed and report any health problems and health clearances to the White Shepherd Genetics Project!
CLICK HERE TO SUMBIT A HEALTH PROBLEM.
CLICK HERE TO SUBIT A HEALTH CLEARANCE.
Get the data! - by Heather MacLeod
History of the WS Genetics Project - by Dale Maloney & Judy Huston
How can I support the WS Genetics Project?
The Principles of Genetic Defects Control
1. KNOW that ALL dogs
carry the genes for genetic diseases.
2. Learn about the diseases that affect our dogs. Learn about the symptoms, the methods of diagnosis, mode of inheritance (MOI) and treatment.
3. Identify the dogs that are affected with genetic diseases by getting an accurate diagnosis and get autopsies done.
4. Report the affected dogs to the open registry (disease charts). The report will include the diagnosis, the name of the sire and dam of the
affected dog, the age of onset of the disease, how it was diagnosed and who reported the information.
5. The information can only be reported by the owner of the affected dog or the breeder of the affected dog.
6. Both the sire and the dam are considered equal carriers of each disease, UNLESS the mode of inheritance (MOI) is known.
7. The open registry (disease charts) is available to everyone and the charts can be found on our website at www.wsgenetics.org .
8. The open registry makes it possible for each breeder to know what diseases are in the pedigrees of their dogs.
9. Breeders can then use this information to plan breedings to prevent diseases.
From: The AWSA Health &
Article links, download H&G Brochure, order video tape of Dr. George Padgett White Shepherd seminar, etc.
Articles on the AWSA Health &
Project Update - 2001 - Judy Huston
Canine Genetic Disorders - Judy Huston
Managing Diseases In Our Dogs - Judy Huston
Willard Water, Rescue Remedy, and Apple Cider Vinegar - Judy Huston
Snow Nose - Judy Huston
More on Snow Nose & Diet - Judy Huston
Vaccinations - Judy Huston
von Willebrand Disease - Judy Huston
The Theories Of Genetics - Terri Scofield
White Shepherd Genetic Diseases Database
Breeding for Better Health
Pedigree Chart for Calculating Risks, Health Brochure for Puppy Buyers, Breeding Strategies, etc.
Still more to come......
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