Health problems and inherited
in English Cockers Spaniel
As in every pure breed, the English Cocker is prone to some "inherited dieases".
We enumerate the most current here, and we'll keep this heading updated, with
the new preventions means, remedies, the new tracking methods, ...
In Belgium, the tracking tests for hip dysplasia and eyes diseases are not
requested to breed with an English Cocker. However, they are in many
countries. Nevertheless, any responsible breeder could test his breeding
stock, in order to try to bring his "contribution" to the health of the breed.
One of the main goal of any serious breeder is to breed healthy dogs ...
"Health Concerns found in purebred dogs"
(Analyze of the
main problems occuring in the English Cocker Spaniel)
Source : English Cocker Spaniel Club of America - Article
written by Addi Pittman
Retinal Atrophy or PRA
Summary article on PRA (by Carol Hanson
& Sandrine Chichilianne)
Optigen test in details
New : To all English Cocker Spaniels owners
- Take part to a study about PRA and help the research to make a new DNA test,
cheaper than the Optigen test, click HERE for more
nephropathy or FN
EFNF : European Familial Nephropathy Fund
: New protocol for pets in USA (February 2006)
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