Sunday, July 1, 2012
The next 2 LUA litters in the UK will be born around November. 2 litter will be bred at Tyrodal Dalmatians. The sires will be LUA's...Stocklore Wizard of the Forrest and Tyrodal Back To The Future. LUA Dalmatian breeding is all about the 'Total' dog, taking control of health for the future generations of Dalmatians not just the showring! Health is paramount, ALL sires and dams have health certificates for....Hip and Elbow scoring, BAER Hearing testing and some DNA testing This makes early enquiries advisable. ALL LUA litters have waiting lists!! AND they are alway's worth 'waiting' for! Most breeders get excited about their show results, we get excited about our health results as much as our show results!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The hearing stats so far for lua litters in the UK is 100% bilateral hearing! 4 litters, 42 puppies, ALL brown eyed! Mrs Julia Freeman of..... Animal Health Trust Centre for Small Animal Studies Lanswade Park Kentford Newmarket Is very interesred in the Excellent hearing results of LUA litters so far, and is interested in further studies of LUA related hearing.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Elizabeth Sampson LUA litter are ALL bilateral hearing! Thats ALL 3 UK litters and the litter in France! So maybe our clubs will suport us now??! Their objection was... "US Dalmatians exhibit a prevalence for bilateral congenital sensoneural deafness of 8%, (for which there is no possible treatment), compared with 5.3% for the UK population It is irresponsible and inappropriate to address a manageable disease of low incidence, by introducing backcross dogs with an unmanageable condition (bilateral deafness) of much higher prevalence." The clubs issued this statement to the KC, even though they were informed that the LUA project NEVER used blue eyed dogs or uni's in their breeding program!!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
10/17/2011 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S REPORT Dalmatian Registration Procedures Following a motion by Dr. Davies, seconded by Dr. Battaglia, it was VOTED (unanimously) to adopt the following procedures to be used for registration of Dalmatians descended from "Stocklore Stipples" known as LUA (low uric acid) Dalmatians, effective November 1, 2011. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES 1) An Open Registration application is required: a) Include pedigree for the dog. While application only calls for a threegeneration pedigree, the pedigree in this case must go back to and to document that the dog in questions is a descendent of Stocklore Stipples, NS 601000. All dogs in the pedigree must be AKC registered or AKC registrable. b) Include photographs of the dog, as required as part of the Open Registration process. 2) Application is reviewed and pedigree researched by AKC staff. 3) The dog must be tested for the normal SLC2A9 gene. 4) Only dogs tested as homozygous or heterozygous for the normal SLC2A9 gene will be registered under this program (see 6 below). The test results will be recorded by OFA, with OFA covering the cost of this recording for one year, and the DCA covering the next two years. The results must accompany the Open Registration application. 5) Applicants that qualify will be registered with an "NY" prefix. The same "NY" would also appear as a registration prefix for all of their descendants. 6) Any descendants of Stocklore Stipples that do not test as homozygous or heterozygous for the normal SLC2A9 gene would not be eligible under this program to receive the "NY" prefix directly as the whole purpose of the Open Registration was to introduce the normal gene into breeding programs at the option of the breeders. Such dogs, which only carry the same mutated gene as in presently registered Dalmatians, would be eligible to apply for AKC registration, which would include the NY designation, provided both parents are AKC registered dogs, at least one of which carries the NY designation. Such registration of these dogs during the Open Registration period can only be accomplished as a member of a registrable litter. 7) If it comes to AKC's attention that any imported dog is a descendent of Stocklore Stipples, that dog would receive the "NY" prefix. Each application is researched and handled on a case-by-case basis. 8) The Open Registration period will be for three years (November 1, 2011 through November 1, 2014). However, the policy on imported dog will remain in effect indefinitely. 9) Frozen Semen may be registered only if the dog that produced it is deceased, and if it meets the requirements above. Any living dog must meet the Open Registration procedure, after which its frozen semen may be used to produce an AKC registrable litter. 10) Once a dog is registered under this procedure, any descendants may be registered under regular AKC registration procedures. This would include any litter whelped prior to the dog's registration. As prior registrations of such litters was previously prohibited by AKC, any late penalty would be waived.