The Greyhound Show


Actual challenges in breeding show type Greyhounds

Filed under: Gesundheit,Literaturtip,Standesamt — BKM @ 21:33

On occasion of the Finnish Greyhound Club Show, Dr Barbara Kessler was invited to talk about Greyhound health – please find the slides here:


Just some more additions for easier understanding:

  • The pedigree scheme on slide 8 includes most of the known spinal cyst cases (marked as black squares / circles for males / females), but not all. The relationship of the ancestors of affected dogs isn’t completely shown, as the figure would have been too confusing then. Most of the „end point“ ancestors are closely related, too.
  • Slide 43: „Breed from as many different individuals and bloodlines as possible“ also includes the use of frozen semen, especially from sires several generations ago. They probably could contribute alleles which meanwhile have been lost. A good provision for the future would also be to freeze semen from today’s sires, especially if they represent rare bloodlines!

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