Health

After all these positive pages, there are some negative and very important business to attend to. In every breed you will have some illness or disabilities, as is true for the mini.

At this moment the eye disease PLL ( Primary Lens Luxation ) is high on the list. This disease is hereditary and unfortunately can not ( yet ) be detected early. If you come across a sufferer of PLL and look at their family history, you can more or less see a red line going through the family with PLL. Sometimes it doesn't affect any dog in a litter, but we know of cases where a whole litter was affected and after 3 to 4 years there was not one dog left of that litter.

We do see heart defects and kidney defects and sometimes we hear of a dog that has a behaviour problem called ""tailchasing"". This is the urge for a dog to chase their tail and sometimes even bite them off. We should control this behaviour right away and the same for any aggressive behaviour. Any dog with a history of the above mentioned diseases or problems, will not be mated with one of our dogs . Because of all the problems with these diseases, we have become very selective.

Any bitch that would like the service of one of our dogs have to have test for the following:

1: Hearttest Spec. Vetenary Radiology -
( for our own dogs Drs. J.M.C. Reinders - Specialistic Clinic deTweede Lijn Wilhelminaoord NL )
2. EARS BEAR TEST for the white ones with white parents;
3. Kidney Urine UPC ,Bloodtest and echo.
4. EYES PLL according to the guidelines of the Hirschfeld society; Dr Gutteling

We limit our dogs to 5 matings per year and we would like to meet every bitch beforehand,
either at a show or at our kennel.

 

PLL Test November 2005
all 4 minis PLL free

James = Einstein from Friar's Point
((= Brother off Petey ( The Dutch Man from Friar's Point ) USA ))
Gonzo = Little Chili Pepper's Power Point
Appie =The First Knight from Friar's Point
Uni = University Girl of New Galloway

PLL Test Oktober 2006
all 5 minis PLL free

Biggie = The Unexpected from Friar's Point ( also in The USA 06-01-2008 all clear )
April = April Snow of New Galloway
Ninjo = Armor of New Galloway
Coree = Coree Wrong Spot from Friar's Point
Panda = The Pretender from Friar's Point

al other tests ( PLL / Heart / UPC )

PLL

England

http://www.minibullterrierclub.co.uk/

on this website
Miniature Bull Terrier Club England
( Healt - PLL )
you can find a
WORLD WIDE REGISTRATION of all registred PLL cases

So if you have a miniature with
PLL or Sub Luxation

please do contact Jane and give notice.

Remember she needs
D.O.B. (date of birth),
A.A.A.D (approximate age at diagnosis),
registrar name of dog,
registrar name of sire and dam and your permission
to publish.

PLL Formular
http://www.minibullterrierclub.co.uk/PLL-record-MBTC-logo.pdf

 

PLL-Registrar MBTCE England

Miss Jane Wilford
Old Farm Cottage
7 Westwell Lane
Hothfield
Ashford
Kent
TN26 1AJ
ENGLAND
Phone: +44 (0)1233 - 71 20 42
Email :
byzantine.mbt@btinternet.com

Please don't forget to add your written permission in english,
a 5 generation pedigree and the doctors attest (if at hand).

Legg Perthes

LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS
http://www.cyberdogdirectory.com/10/canine-laryngeal-paralysis.html
http://petsurgery.com/laryngealparalysis.htm

http://www.ch-w.demon.co.uk/billy/pll.htm#Whattolookfor