Thanks for that!There's a lot going on here- both are ICT carriers - that seems foolish given neither of them are highly titled and since it's the bitch's choice, I wonder if stud dog is just convenient. He, or his sire and dam, are particularly accomplished. So there's that, the 25% likelihood for each puppy to be affected w ICT- and stud dog's eyes are years out of date.
That was very useful. Thank you very much for that.All responsible breeders should test for it. I own a field bred with ICT. He is a wonderful dog. He’s got his CGC, DS, JH title and will be testing for SH title starting next weekend. I would NEVER breed two carriers unless it was an FC/AFC Golden breeding, not likely to happen, but then I would say okay.
There are too many good stud dogs out there to justify breeding two carriers. My boy will never be bred. For me it shows a lack of concern for good breeding. If you know better you do better.
It’s an annoyance at the very least. I give supplements and do extra grooming. Most of the time I’m the only one aware he has it. You will vacuum more then for shedding. I have two cars with dark interior and have to vacuum them every-time he gets in or you see the white flakes. I love my boy but I would never buy another affected dog unless there was a HUGE reason.
That's great! I'm really hoping to get a pup from this breeder (who seems to be lovely, too). But was looking at other options as well in case missed out.Abe to Denver- tons TONS better choice from the testing standpoint. And all others, really, too- since we have better pedigrees.