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cord1 PRA in MLHDs: KC Advice Oct. 2009

Following a meeting between Breed Council representatives and Prof. Jeff Sampson, the KC’s geneticist, he agreed to write to any breeder of Miniature Long-haired Dachshunds who is still producing and registering cord1 Affected puppies. He will also be writing to all MLHD breeders (including those who are not Breed Club members) to advise them of the …

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cord1 Retinal Degeneration (PRA)

What is Retinal Degeneration? The retina is the light-sensitive inner layer of the eye. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a general term for degeneration of the retina found in some breeds of dog (and in humans). Several breed-specific forms of retinal degeneration are caused by mutations in different genes. The age at which deterioration in …

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