Hande wrote:Finnish Dobermann Club will test about 180-200 dobermanns in the next coming 30 days. All tests will be made under control of vets, all dogs will be identified by microchip
... all owners have undersigned a club document where they have approved that all results are public and will be published in our website.
Hande wrote:Which club will be the next?
kansadobe wrote:However, she did cite a genetic issue in a certain species (can't remember which one) where because of a genetic condition in this species, the breeders stopped breeding to any of the affected or carriers of this condition. The breeders successfully eliminated this condition from the gene pool (which had a DNA test), but then the occurrence of epilepsy and some other condition (which there was no DNA test for) became a lot more prominent. So, by drastically limiting the gene
pool, they eliminated one problem and created others that was not detectable by DNA testing. So, in the end they were worse off then they were before.
kansadobe wrote:she concedes that this is just "A marker" for DCM and not "THE MARKER" for DCM
kansadobe wrote: She also strongly implored us not to eliminate all positive dogs from the breeding pool. She said that even removing 10% of the total population from the beeding pool will have a noticeable affect on the look of the Doberman.
So, by drastically limiting the gene
pool, they eliminated one problem and created others that was not detectable by DNA testing.
Amandine wrote:Congrats to the Finnish Dobermann Club ! Hope the other clubs will follow
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