House behavior
Probably, we want to have not only a clean dog in the house, but also a dog that knows how to behave decently. Look at the world through the eyes…

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Always in our memory
The first time I saw these dogs was in the movies. I really liked the hero’s yellow dog - strong, sociable, playful; I was terribly worried when the dog was…

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Calcium in puppy nutrition
A lot has been said and written about calcium supplements in puppy food. As in everything, both excess and deficiency are harmful here. Calcium is necessary for the puppy to…

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and prevention

Inheritance of dysplasia (HD)

In most dogs, disorders are not clinically apparent, but it cannot be considered that apparently healthy dogs are free of dysplasia. Joint pain is manifested only with a severe form of the disease. It should be borne in mind that this pathology can be transmitted through 14 generations. Many countries have anti-HD programs. The main difficulties arise in the diagnosis, a clear definition of the degree of the disease. The only effective measure to combat hip dysplasia in dogs is the rejection of identified sick animals from breeding.
According to various sources, HD heritability ranges from 60 to 20%, but the most extensive studies indicate that it averages 25-35%. When mating defective parents, the probability of getting sick offspring increases by 2 times.

 

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"About it"
The dog is a predator. Its gastrointestinal tract is adapted to digest animal protein (meat and meat products). All the conversations: they say, so many years next to a person,…

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Passion for dysplasia
Hip dysplasia in dogs is a problem that affects at least three categories of people. These are veterinarians (orthopedists, surgeons, genetics, physiologists) involved in the detection of dysplasia, its diagnosis,…

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Dysplasia, author S. Dorogova
Svetlana Dorogova - President of the National Club of Breeds Dogue de Bordeaux, owner of the Dorsdorf kennel (Moscow), expert dog expert of the RKF. Since 1993 I have been…

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"About it"
The dog is a predator. Its gastrointestinal tract is adapted to digest animal protein (meat and meat products). All the conversations: they say, so many years next to a person,…

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