Pompe's Disease (GSD-II)
We received the happy news that Summers mother and father have both tested Clear for Pompes (GSD-II) which means that Summer is clear by parentage. As Dolce's parents have also tested clear (making him also Clear by Parentage) this also clears our A litter of pups born in November 2013.
Health test results are published on the Lapphund Club of Finlands website periodically. Anyone can submit results for their dogs to be included on this site, predominantly set up for Finlands registered Swedish and Finnish Lapphunds and Lapponian Herders.
Click here for the list of Pompes tested Lappies or here for the homepage
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (CDM / DM / DGMY) With information coming to light recently that an unrelated Finnish Lapphund in Australia tested as a Carrier for a gene mutation linked to the disease Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, we decided to screen Summer and Dolce for this mutation, getting the all clear and subsequently clearing our A litter.
While there will continue to be many questions surrounding the disease, including its prevalence and its impact, if any, on the Finnish Lapphund, we elected to screen our dogs to have as complete a picture as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us
Mischa and Dolce went for their Eye Exams last week. Dolce passed without a problem.
Mischa, however was diagnosed with GRD, a moderate form of Retinal Dysplasia. It's a very subtle case, and the specialists have assessed that Mischa's eye sight should never suffer because of it. Whilst it may be caused by trauma or infection in utero, Specialists believe Retinal Dysplasia to be an inherited condition, though there are currently no genetic tests to check for GRD.
Because of this we at Caleebra, together with Jacqualine Lincoln at Armahani don't believe it's worth the risk, and have decided that Mischa will not be used in our breeding program. It is a sad day for all of us. Mischa is a gorgeous Finnish Lapphund with great structure and movement. We'd always believed she would be a great mother since observing her post-season 'phantom' pregnancies where she devoted all her energy to painstakingly 'nesting' and 'nursing' her 'puppies' (toys).
We will devote Mischa's future to her first love, which is training, of ALL sorts.
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