Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs DNA Health Screening
When I decided to develop a new dog breed, my dedicated goal was to breed the healthiest dogs possible. In the early period of Cobberdog breed development prior to health testing as we know it today, it was basically a case of 'try it and see'. Dogs suspected of passing on health problems were removed from Rutlands breeding program, de-sexed and given to pet homes. Individuals "clear by parentage" do not need to be tested for recessive diseases because they can not pass on those diseases when bred to a clear mate.The following males and females are a random selection and are updated as time permits. Beverley Manners, Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs, Australia
Please note that these records are seriously needing to be updated! There are many more dogs tested and just need the time to add them here. The I.C. gene is currently added in an effort to encourage breeders NOT to eliminate carriers from their breeding programs as seems to be the fashion in 2017! I am writing an article to explain the reasons this is a critically dangerous thing to do in the future interests of the Australian Cobberdog breed!