As with the breeders that posted while I was away, do take a look… Tank was in a litter whelped the fall prior to the reease of the Fanconi linkage test. Looking on the CPP database (all of my dogs are public information) you will note that they all have had their blood samples on fie for quite some time, just anxiously awaiting the test to be public.
Yes, I have absolutely NO problem that I have bred that Fanconi Affected male. He is gorgeous and a lovely contribution to the gene pool. Sure he has the Fanconi genes that I'd prefer not to pass down, but when bred to a clear, that is a non-issue.
You are more than welcome to look on the www.offa.org database to peruse my kennel name and the gads of dogs that are tested but not used for breeding. NOT ALL DOGS need to be bred. Not even ones that are as lovely as Tank. He is a darling and a joy to live with… but I have access to his sister, so there is no need to use him as well. I know this may not be something that is understandable to someone that has not been there as of yet.
You will find when looking up my dogs that I do a lot of health testing... I have had my share of Fanconi, and I will continue to breed good healthy dogs, with sound temperaments. EVEN if it means using an affected. One learns never to say never in this arena... so I won't say I wouldn't knowingly use another affected male again, though I currently have no plans for that.
Do I suggest using affecteds to others? NO. Unless the breeder has established a good bloodline and would like to continue on with it, I don't see why a 'new' breeder needs to use an affected when there are plenty of non-affecteds at their disposal.
If you have questions for me regarding my breeding program, you are free to email me directly about it.