Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Dogs Name: Leo (GSD); Lily (APBT)
Titles: They do, and are working on more
Dogs Age: Leo 7; Lily 5; Ilka 2009-2017; Lucky 2000-2014
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There are currently two known genes for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans, called DCM1 and DCM2. There are three possible test results, homozygous positive (two copies of the gene, or +/+), homozygous negative (no copies of the gene, or -/-), and heterozygous (one copy of the gene, or +/-).
However, since dogs who test negative for both genes can develop DCM, and dogs who test positive for both genes may not develop it at all, knowing the results of these are more for research purposes than anything else at the moment. Breeders still need to do annual holters (24 hour EKG) and echoes (ultrasound) to check the dog's actual heart function.
~~The Current Hellhounds~~ ADP-PrCH Lily Dale- A Melody Unchained ETD PKD-T PKD-N ADP-L2 (GC) GPS-SST OD-WD4 S-ADP-PrCH CA Speed Queen Leontine Von Washateria ETD D-CRO-Preliminary PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L2(GC) GPS-SST OD-WD4 ~~Requiescat In Pace~~ Ilka Of Pear Orchard Cemetery BN RE CA CGC TKP ETD CRO-1 D-CRO-Preliminary NCO-1 PKD-T PKD-N S-ADP-L4 ~2009-2017~ Lucky Rat Dog CGC ~2000-2014~
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