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I've searched the forums, and googled, but really didn't find anything on what age this test should be done. Really, I'm asking if this should be done after the age of two, and why.

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I've searched the forums, and googled, but really didn't find anything on what age this test should be done. Really, I'm asking if this should be done after the age of two, and why.

Thanks all!
The eye disease that's most likely to be seen in dobermans is phtvl/phpv. My understanding is this can be detected by a specialist as young as 8 weeks of age.

Every canine eye specialist I've ever spoken to has said this disease is pretty much restricted to european dobermans. I don't think I'd buy a dog from this genepool if this testing hadn't already been done.
 

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The eye disease that's most likely to be seen in dobermans is phtvl/phpv. My understanding is this can be detected by a specialist as young as 8 weeks of age.

Every canine eye specialist I've ever spoken to has said this disease is pretty much restricted to european dobermans. I don't think I'd buy a dog from this genepool if this testing hadn't already been done.
If the sire & dam are clear, does it work the same as vwd? I would assume so, yes?
 

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I believe it's considered a dominant with incomplete penetration and variable expression. That means you can have some dogs who are asymptomatic carriers-they could pass testing, but still produce offspring who have the disease.
Exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks, Murrey!
 
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