Thursday, January 7, 2010
Forward from October
The Dalmatian is the ONLY breed of dog with 2 copies of the mutant genefor HUA - (uu) fixed into ALL Dalmatians (so you cannot breed away from it with in the lines we have).Sally pictured below, is originated from Dr Bob SchaibleBackcross project, started over 35 years ago. using a single Ch pointer now 14 generations away! You will note that Dr. Robert Schaible, is a medical geneticist then at the University of Indiana, this gave us the NORMAL gene(U) so you will see that both GiGi & Sally have 1 copy of the normal gene.We will DNA test all their offspring to enable us to continue to incorporatethe U gene into future breedings! In the US 'some' breeders still use unilateral & blue eyes in their breeding, however the NUA program as NEVER used either of these dogs, so better hearing stats may be expected over most other US Dals!