Safeguard the Health of Your Dogs
Bullscaff Canine Fertility Services are committed to protecting the health of dogs. This is why we have teamed up with Animal Genetics UK, a renowned canine health testing laboratory that is approved by the Kennel Club.
Our mission is to breed safe and healthy dogs which is why we advise all owners to get a medical test for L-2-HGA. This is the best way to eliminate the risk of illness and disease.
Through our partnership, we have been able to get a 10% Animal Genetics UK discount code which you can use for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Testing takes just 10 minutes, and you will have your results in returned in just 10 working days.
*Please note that if your female has not been tested for L-2HGA or HC clear, we will not be able to proceed with any mating with our dogs.
By taking a test you will be helping to improve the breed that we all love so much. If you need any assistance we will provide you with all the help and guidance you need.
Please fill the form out provided here to order your test kit today. Please use the discount code when making your order.
L-2-HGA is a neuro-metabolic disorder (a metabolic disorder that effects the nervous system). It causes increased levels of L-2-hydroxyglutaric acid in urine, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid.
Signs of the disorder most commonly arise between the ages of 6 months and a year, although they can appear later than this. Symptoms include seizures, unsteady walking, tremors and muscle stiffness and most commonly occur after exercise or excitement.
L-2-HGA is autosomal-recessive which means that the dog must inherit two copies of an abnormal gene – one from the mother and one from the father. A dog that inherits only one copy of the abnormal gene, will have no signs of the disease. However the dog will be a carrier, and may pass it on to any offspring.
Clear dogs can be mated to any dogs without producing affected puppies. If bred with a carrier or affected dog, they may produce carriers.
Carrier dogs can be used for mating, so long as they are mated to clear dogs. If you mate a carrier to a carrier, or a carrier to an affected dog, you will put the health of your future puppies at serious risk.
Affected dogs can only be mated to clear dogs without the risk of producing affected puppies. However all resulting puppies will be carriers. Mate an affected dog to a carrier or another affected dog, and you will put the health of your future puppies at serious risk.
If you would like further help on testing your dogs for L-2-HGA at our canine fertility clinic in Shropshire, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Bullscaff Canine Fertility Services.