I wasn't actually referring to dogs that are affected, but indentified as carriers. I was remember a discussion that occurred very early on in the testing, that some carriers may have some 'bleed thru' of the 'guilty' gene, and spill sugar very late in life. And Dr. Johnson wasn't sure if it was due to regular old age kidney changes, or some sort of genetic explanation. It is very possible that that is very old information, and no longer accurate…but it wasn't the case of inaccurate testing at all.
Good information about testing carriers monthly, though. I didn't realize that, and I haven't been doing it...guess I need to start again..
I have never heard of anyone talking about "bleed thru" or what that is supposed to me.
A dog cannot spill sugar [as in fanconi] without having two mutant genes. Which would then mean that the dog is affected.
And to make sure it is understood, the two girls that were actually affected did NOT have inaccurate testing. Nothing happened at the lab or at home.
The dogs DNA actually shows that they are carriers.
Remember this is the linkage test, and not a direct test.
With the recent equipment purchase and plan of some more testing, they wre able to narrow the 'possble' genes down to 1/3 of what they were planning to look at…so hopefully more info is forthcoming soon.
It is good to know this girl will be getting a great home!
Good luck with her!
Your very welcome…I hope you have a good time.
The thing to remember, if you get a jerk who comes by, is to be polite and just listen to them.
They really don't care what you have to say, just want to vent and see a reaction.
I always smile, say, oh, I am so sorry you had that happen to you...and then just get busy talking to someone else.
BUT mostly its just good fun with very nice folks who want to talk dogs.
Taz has been in foster care through the Midwest Dog Resuce Network since he was turned over by the breeder (I believe around 8 months old). He had two sisters in foster care with him for a short time but they were adopted quickly. They were all shown on the BRAT website but were not evaluated by, or in the care of BRAT. He is such a handsome boy, I had given some serious thought to adopting him until they updated his profile to say that "he likes to be the boss". My female B absolutely has to be the boss of all other dogs (!) so I knew this combo wouldn't work out 😞
Here is the link to the organization caring for him: http://midwestdogrescuenetwork.com/default.aspx
If you can get the full pedigree information, you might want to contact Sally Wallis who maintains the pedigree website. In her personal database she does collect breeder information when available. So she may have at least the names of the breeders and may be able to give them to you.