OwyheeStar Stud Dogs
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What makes them a Stud Dog?
Any intact male could produce a litter of pups. There are many factors that make these good OwyheeStar choices.
A Stud Dog has a long career. It can begin as early as at 8 months and span more than a decade. Frequently used (AKC Registered) Stud Dogs are required to have a DNA profile on file with AKC. Although OwyheeStar prefers to have fewer Stud Dogs, some are rarely used. Each serves a purpose. Some are older and related to most of the OwyheeStar females. OwyheeStar does not mate back to the same lineages, so this means the Stud cannot be related in order for a mating to be planned.
OwyheeStar Stud Dog Who Test DM Clear
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Test
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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a devastating degenerative disease of the spinal cord that can progress rapidly and cause weakness in the hind limbs and eventually paraplegia among genotypically affected dogs.
This test is available for all dog breeds. Initially, this inherited recessive disorder was thought to only affect German Shepherd Dogs; however, degenerative myelopathy has been recently diagnosed in several other dog breeds.
The DNA test is an accurate, convenient, and affordable tool to help breeders avoid producing DM at risk offspring and significantly reduce the gene frequency in future generations.
DDC Veterinary’s DNA test reveals one of the 3 possible genotypes for degenerative myelopathy: