This week has been an emotional one here on the forums. I wanted to start this thread because I think there have been two stories this week that really highlight The Reason Why so many on this list are so emphatic about getting a puppy from parents that have been tested for Fanconi using the DNA Marker Test and buying from responsible breeders in general.
Let me start by again posting the link to the Tails Up! article, http://eldoradobasenji.com/Images/tailsUp.pdf. Please pay special attention to the last section entitled For Pete's Sake!
Please read the thread on this forum by RockysWoman about her experience, http://basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=3095
Please read the threads by Isis's owner
This disease takes such a toll on the dogs and the owners. This disease with the correct use of the Fanconi Marker Test is now completely preventable. There is no reason that any litter bred after July 17, 2007 should have an affected puppy. Many of us who speak so much about this know Fanconi dogs, know owners who have had to watch this disease transform their companions and want very much for no one else to ever have to go through that.