Fanconi Test Results

Thought I would tell anyone that has recently sent in samples - it appears the test is back up and running - I sent my sample in about 2 weeks ago and got a notice today that my dog CH MIJOKR's Jacque Chewz Toes is clear. I was very happy as I don't have many dogs - don't breed a lot and he is essentially the last animal I have left of my line and at 6 (gee has it been that long?) I really needed to know so I could make any plans.

So if you sent a sample in - you should here right quick - if you haven't sent a sample in - ???????

Thanks, I'm sending my form in tomorrow as I will be breeding Sugar this year. The sample, luckily, was already taken at RI.

Great news, glad to hear it

I just sent the money in yesterday, and after talking to someone overt the phone was told it should only take a couple weeks now, but as time goes on, it should go back to about 6 weeks that you have to wait for results. I can't wait to get my results back.

I've been tempted to just offer to take care of everthing if I could 'borrow' Medjai's parents and just get them tested as well, then if they are clear, that would save several people from having to do the test themselves, because of all Medjai's cousins/siblings on here.

@etzbseder:

I just sent the money in yesterday, and after talking to someone overt the phone was told it should only take a couple weeks now, but as time goes on, it should go back to about 6 weeks that you have to wait for results. I can't wait to get my results back.

I've been tempted to just offer to take care of everthing if I could 'borrow' Medjai's parents and just get them tested as well, then if they are clear, that would save several people from having to do the test themselves, because of all Medjai's cousins/siblings on here.

Thats the great thing about this test. Now we can test to make sure future breeding will be Fanconi Clear.

I think it is important to stress for the long term good of the breed the power of the test is that no AFFECTED need ever be born. In order to maintain gene diversity and avoid increasing the incidence of other inherited disorders it is important the Carriers are not thrown out in a breeding program. Carriers can be responsibly bred to Clears to preserve gene diversity and produce dogs that will be healthy. Even an affected male can be bred to a Clear female and will produce no affected puppies. It is NOT recommended that Affected females be bred because the stress of pregnancy will only compound the hardship that Fanconi has on the body.

Too true Lisa-don't throw the baby out with the bathwater type of thing.

I should state that if he was a carrier - I still would have looked for a female to lease. He does have some of the things that we don't see much of anymore in basenjis. 1 being small hooded ears and some spring of rib - body without being overdone but certainly not the over refined look that some of the males in the ring are looking like at maturity. I would like to ensure that those features are around for others should they need to introduce some of that to their breeding programs - Still may never breed again but nice to know the possibilities that are open based on that test.

Do you have a pic of Him Diana? I would love to see some of his features!

@lvoss:

I think it is important to stress for the long term good of the breed the power of the test is that no AFFECTED need ever be born. In order to maintain gene diversity and avoid increasing the incidence of other inherited disorders it is important the Carriers are not thrown out in a breeding program. Carriers can be responsibly bred to Clears to preserve gene diversity and produce dogs that will be healthy. Even an affected male can be bred to a Clear female and will produce no affected puppies. It is NOT recommended that Affected females be bred because the stress of pregnancy will only compound the hardship that Fanconi has on the body.

AMEN… stand up and cheer!!!! lvoss is right on.... and hit the nail on the head... "responsibly bred"!!!!

Here are a few pictures - As I went through these I wondered what happened to that pretty collar that he was wearing - I bet he got it and hid or destroyed it - what indignities we put our dogs through!
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I see what you mean about his ears, But I can't see his ribs in these pics.

Hard to find a view since we are all inclined to keep show pix. If you are looking for what I mean - it is that too many adult dogs look like immature puppies - some almost too narrow in the front and no 'spring of rib' - These dogs in African needed to have some lung capacity and the lungs need a place to be - I am not advocating heavy and overweight dogs - but I do like to see some front fill, chest and a nice moderate curve around a developed rib cage.

Shadow's Ribs are wide (well sprung) he is what I would consider overweight, but he is still well sprung. Which I definitely like.

Hell - I'm well sprung too 🙂

Well then Diana-guess I really like you too!! HAHAHAAHAHA

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