Ok, im getting a male brindle puppy in few weeks. Ive researched both the parents for Fanconi testing. Both have test results posted on the OFA site that say "PROBABLY CLEAR/NORMAL FOR FANCONI SYNDROME".
So does the puppy still need to be tested and at what age? Ive read different articles regarding the age they should be tested at.
With a clear/normal on both the sire and dam you do not have to test, however there is no "clear" by parents, so it would not hurt to have the test done. And it adds data to the Fanconi testing database. They can be tested using Cheek Swab at any age, the Swabs and test is 65.00 (IMO-well worth the price). You can find the details at www.basenjishealth.org
Articles that you might have read about testing are most likely doing the sugar test stripping monthly starting at around 2 to 3yrs old. Before the DNA test that was the only way to know if your Basenji had Fanconi is after they started spilling sugar in their urine.
Kudos for you on doing your homework!!!!
We look forward to pictures….