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1 April 2013
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Protocol for combating Invalidating Genetic Disorders

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Protocol for combating Invalidating Genetic Disorders

The principal aim of a breed association is to instigate all authorized means in order to promote the improvement of the breed for which it is responsible. The Société des Amateurs de Dogues de Bordeaux has the responsibility of encouraging its members to engage in the battle against Invalidating Genetic Disorders (IGDs).

1° / Hip dysplasia(HD) :

examiner and will be published regardless of the results.
Engage in responsible breeding practices, i.e. :

-  Only use stud dogs with “A” or “B” Hip test results on females with a “D” rating.

-  Females with an “E” rating, should only be used for breeding if the following conditions are fulfilled:

The female must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

1. Be confirmed to the standard.

2. Have obtained in either intermediary, open or champion classes, a minimum of 3 Exc gradings in Speciality, Regional, Championship or National Breed shows under 3 different judges.

3. Have passed the TAN (natural aptitude test) with a minimum result of 4/5 for movement.

4. Have a DNA identification.

5. Have a complete pedigree. Her parents must have been x-rayed and have obtained A, B or C ratings.

It is obligatory that she be mated only to a dog having a HD “A” rating and whose parents are either “A” or “B” rated.

2° / Elbow dysplasia (ED) :

- Have all breeding stock, without exception, x-rayed for detection of ED.

- Send the x-rays to the SADB’s official examiner and publish the results whatever these may be.

3° / Cardio vascular diseases :

- Before breeding, have all breeding stock scanned according to the established protocol.

- Repeat the echocardiograph to detect dilated cardiomyopathy, every 18 months until a female or stud dog will no longer be used for breeding purposes.

Do not breed from females or stud dogs suffering from:

- Dilated Cardiomyopathy (CMD)

- Pulmonic stenosis

- Sub-aortic stenosis

- Mitral dysplasia

- Tricuspid valves dysplasia

4° / Nasal-Plantar Kératodermie (KNP) :

- Do not breed females or stud dogs visibly affected by KNP.

- Do not breed "asymptomatic carrier’s" of the disease

- Do not mate two subjects who each have an “asymptomatic carrier” parent.

- Do not mate two subjects who each have a sister or brother visibly affected by KNP.

- Agree to submit breeding stock and offspring for cellular collection tests for the purpose of helping genetic research on KNP

5° / Eye disorders :

- Do not breed females or stud dogs which are visibly affected by a genetic eye disorder, especially in the case of persistence of the pupil membrane and corneal dystrophy.

6° / Autoimmune diseases :

- Do not breed females or stud dogs suffering from immunodeficiency diseases, especially in the case of demodicosis
- Avoid breeding these dogs even if they are no longer affected

7° / Cruciate ligaments :

- Do not breed two dogs that have suffered a cruciate ligament rupture

8° / Movement :

- Do not breed any dog who has been unsuccessful in movement test (TAN, part 2).

AND IN GENERAL : Follow the same guidelines as provided for KNP, in the case of any disabling defect whose origins are known to be hereditary.

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