Bullscaff is now proud to announce that we have teamed up with Animal Genetics UK, a well known approved canine health testing laboratory that is recognised by the Kennel Club.
We are committed to safe and healthy breeding, which is why we advise all owners to get a medical test for L-2-HGA, to safeguard the health of your dogs.
We have been able to get a 10% Animal Genetics UK discount code which you can use for your Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The test itself takes less than 10 minutes to complete and you will have the results back within 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 the mating.
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. Then please phone or call us for the discount code.
Discount Code: BULLSCAFF10
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 will arise between the ages of 6 months and a year, although they can appear even later. Clinical effects include seizures, unsteady walking, tremors and muscle stiffness, typically 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 it 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. Mate a carrier to a carrier, or a carrier to an affected dog and you will put the health of your future puppies at 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 risk.
If you would like further help or guidance testing your dogs, please get in touch with us at Bullscaff.