Fanconi Question

I want to know if there is any difference in getting a puppy that is a carrier and one that is clear. I do not plan on doing any breeding. I just want a great family pet. This is all new to me and I just want to make sure I make the right decision 😕

My understanding is… if you are just looking for a family pet it doesn't matter.
If your dog is a carrier, they won't {shouldn't ?}GET Fanconi, but may pass it on if bred.
If they're clear, then they won't {shouldn't?} get it OR pass it on if bred.

So, either way you're okay. You will want to avoid, if possible, getting one that tested "affected" or "possibly affected".

Good Luck!

@JazzysMom:

My understanding is… if you are just looking for a family pet it doesn't matter.
If your dog is a carrier, they won't {shouldn't ?}GET Fanconi, but may pass it on if bred.
If they're clear, then they won't {shouldn't?} get it OR pass it on if bred.

So, either way you're okay. You will want to avoid, if possible, getting one that tested "affected" or "possibly affected".

Good Luck!

That is correct. Only dogs that test as "probably affected" should develop Fanconi. All other dogs should not develop the disease; at least as far as we understand the test so far. And so far the results have all jived with the actual status of the dog…(ie dogs that were already known to have Fanconi have tested affected, and their offspring have tested in the manner predicted by a simple recessive inheritance pattern)

@erpeden:

I want to know if there is any difference in getting a puppy that is a carrier and one that is clear. I do not plan on doing any breeding. I just want a great family pet. This is all new to me and I just want to make sure I make the right decision 😕

Clear or Carrier should never develop Fanconi… so either is OK especially for a pet... And so far the test has proved right on with over 875 now in the database...

Thank you for all the information. I am going to a dog show in Springfield, Illinois next weekend to meet some dogs from Meiterhaus (Tad Brooks). This makes me feel alot more comfortable. 😃

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