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June 2018

Stud dog owners - please get your stud dogs tested, breeders need information who they can use on their bitches!

May 2018

We're collecting data! Please send VDEGS test results to health@foxterrierarchive.net, goal is to have some statistics to see how big the prevalence of VDEGS really is in the breed!

First results:

Number Clear Carrier Affected
TOTAL 37 22 14 1
whereof males 18 12 6 0
whereof females 19 10 8 1

Stats last updated August 7, 2018

Please feel free to add any kind of health or test info to your dog's page here!

Some news (December 2017):

DNA test available for VDEGS - Van den Ende-Gupta syndrome!

Wait! What? "In brief: A skeletal syndrome causing severe skeletal anomalies has been described in Wire Fox Terriers. The disorder causes multiple skeletal defects with the most common being severe patellar luxation and severe underbite. The mode of inheritance is autosomal recessive. The genetic defect is estimated to be relatively common within the breed."

DNA tests can be ordered from several laboratories, some of which are:
MyDogDNA/Genoscoper Labs, Finland
Center for Animal Genetics CAG, Germany
Laboklin/Labogen, Germany
AnimaLabs, Croatia
Genomia, CZ
eurovetgene EVG, Slovakia
Laboklin, througout Europe and more
Wisdom Health, USA
Animal Health Trust, UK (in Wisdom Health package - please check back package contents to be sure)

More information on the condition is e.g. available here (PDF) and here

The original study can be found at: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006037

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And now?

Genetic testing - what does it mean for breeders? (PDF)

Should we breed with Carriers? (PDF)

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So, is your dog tested yet? Don't hesitate, the result might just aswell be this:

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Got links? Got info? Something to add? Please e-mail health@foxterrierarchive.net!

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