that is very interesting, thank u for sharing Wendy. when i get my second corgi, i will of course go through a breeder such as your self but if u are not available (such as retirement) i want to make sure i go through another wonderful breeder such as you as testing for these diseases is very important
Hmm, very interesting. Is DM autosomal recessive? If so, maybe the irreputable lab gives results to mean "At risk"="can get DM" and "Clear"="cannot get DM". If so, that's a very stupid way of doing things and they should certainly clarify the meanings of their results.
Thank you for letting us know about this. I will keep it in mind for when I search for my next dog.
Hi Rachael, yes, DM is autosomal recessive, however, if both parents are DM carriers like Wendy's (A/N), then the chances of DM clear is about 25% (N/N), the other 25% will be at risk (A/A) and the remaining 50% will be carriers (A/N).
A side note: PWCCA and other breed clubs help fund the U of MO research (hence, the support), OFA keeps the record (funded research at U of MO / 10 mins away). DM test has been patented by U of MO, the Broad Institute at Harvard / MIT. (Coates / Toh / Wade / Johnson) Other labs may offer the test, but they are not "verified" or "recognized" by the above because of patent violation, not accuracy.