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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