Guide To Congenital and Heritable Disorders in Dogs

Can be found here.

It’s a PDF file.

This booklet is intended to make you aware of the potential problems associated with various purebred dogs. If you do decide to purchase a purebred dog, it would be prudent to ask the seller if any of the relatives ever have been bothered by the conditions listed for that breed. Furthermore, you should ask the seller who will be responsible for the veterinary costs if a puppy is afflicted with a heritable disease which may not manifest itself until later in life.

I’ve have learned since I posted this that this article is a couple of years old.
It is put out by Animal Rights groups, and is therefore slanted in that direction.
It has had some of it’s research and statements disproven by breed research groups.
So take it with a grain of salt, and as a guide to asking questions of your breeder (if you choose to get a purebred dog).


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