Silvestre Fortune N’Glory - Hungarian Vizsla was health tested for Degenerative Myopathy and results are in and he is clear n/n.
Why aren't your other dogs DM tested ? This is a new test, and gradually one by one all my Vizsla will have this test. It takes time to health test our dogs. As far as I’m aware no other Vizsla breeders have done this test yet. It will take time for information to filter through to breeders.
We endeavour to do the utmost health testing for the dogs that we own. All our Frenchies are DM clear, and our Pug is DM clear. DM is seen more often in these breeds and the test has been available for many years.
As the years go by more and more health tests will become available.
What is DM? This is a disease effecting the spinal cord which results in hind limb weakness and paralysis. It can progress from 3 months to 3 years. Although not painful it is devastating disease. Usually seen in dogs from 8 years of age to 14 years old age.
Effected dogs will wobble when walking or drag feet. As it progresses its total paralysis.
The next dog I am sending the DNA off for is Roux. I hopefully will get swab samples with in two weeks of applying.
Mrs Rachel Savage