Another sad month for us as our old boy Yogi passed away peacefully . Always a very healthy boy , his age finally caught up with him .He was very nearly 10 years old ,
RIP our big soft teddy bear , you are much missed . Our home really feels quiet now with only our Prada and Baloo left , plus Daisy our Cockapoo .
There was an announcement of another test for Leonbergers , this one called LPPN3 . This is from the researchers below ,
This mutation explains ~3% of all diagnosed cases of laryngeal paralysis-polyneuropathy in Leonbergers (average onset 3.5 years); population testing of >2,700 Leonbergers indicates that the carrier rate is ~11%.
This mutation explains ~40% of young onset laryngeal paralysis-polyneuropathy within the Saint Bernard (average onset 2 years); population testing of >300 Saint Berndards indicates that the carrier rate is ~20%.
This mutation has also been found to be a rare cause of laryngeal paralysis-polyneuropathy in Labrador retrievers (especially younger Labradors, average onset 7.5 years); population testing of >1,500 Labrador retrievers indicates that the carrier rate is ~10%.
We have also identified LPPN3-D/D affected mixed breed dogs, and the mutation is present in several breeds.
All breeding dogs need to be tested to avoid putting two carriers together in the future . Test results can be viewed on the Worldwide Leonberger Database for this mutation and also LPN1 and LPN2 and Lemp . If you are looking for a puppy , please do ensure that you actually view all health test results and save yourself the heartache of having an affected puppy .
We were very happy to learn that two of Zorros pups reached their 11th birthday in Australia . Congratulations to Ramius ( Gr Ch Adlihtam Hunt for Red October ) and Keira
Ramius 11 years old