Do you know what the genetic defects are in your breed?

Since many of you know what your breed's original job was, do you also know what the genetic defects are? Did you look into this before you got your dog? Do you have your dogs tested for these defects, on the schedule recommended by the vet or national breed club? Did these potential defects affect your getting a certain breed?

Asked By: Katslookup - a Fostering Fool! - 6/17/2008
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Yes, I do... More
Answered By: Shadow's Melon - 6/17/2008
Additional Answers (13)
yes yes no
Answered By: Lea S - 6/17/2008
Do you also know what the genetic defects are? - YES... More
Answered By: splashy ruby - 6/17/2008
Yes, I looked into the defects before getting my dog, yes he has been throughly tested for the defects and no, the potential defects did not affect me getting the certain breed, which happens to be Chihuahua :-)
Answered By: bkunetka - 6/17/2008
its test day on yahoo answers, how exciting! yes yes yes not really
Answered By: dobiz_rule - 6/17/2008
Yes Yes Yes No but I know what to look for in the event he has any problems.
Answered By: Xiola - 6/17/2008
No b/c i was 12 and my parents picked my dog out..but when i got older and she moved in with me i looked into it... More
Answered By: pierced_chick123 - 6/17/2008
Yup! Yes to all of the above... More
Answered By: chick-a-dee - 6/17/2008
Oh Yes I know each and every one... More
Answered By: ♥Golden gal♥ - 6/17/2008
Ridgebacks are prone to hip dysplasia, dermoid sinus, and cysts... More
Answered By: Jennifer - 6/17/2008
Genetic defects run the gamut. Mutts aren't supposed to have problems... More
Answered By: a gal and her dog - 6/17/2008
Yes, I do. I don't plan to breed but I did want to know what to watch out for in my dog's health... More
Answered By: Funchy - 6/17/2008
yes i looked up the possible defects. i didnt get them tested but i called a vet ahead of time and asked what to do if any of these defects came up. no.i loved the breed(pug) defects and all)
Answered By: jessethevampire24 - 6/17/2008
No, no, no, no, it would if I knew of them. I think you should go for what breed interests you. If you know that a breed has been irresponsibly bred to the point of defects then you probably shouldn't support that, but otherwise what's the point of letting genetics taint your choice?
Answered By: tehhund - 6/17/2008
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