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Question about Ataxia.

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by ShaneN., Mar 6, 2016.

  1. ShaneN.

    ShaneN. Puppy

    I'm considering a male puppy but looking over the background I'm seeing his mother being "ataxia clear" and his father being "ataxia carrier". I did some quick poking around and if I'm reading correct, does this give the puppy a 50/50 shot at having it?

    If I dig deeper into the site, both parents for this mother are clear and the ataxia carrier father had a clear mother but an ataxia carrier father.

    Both parents are listed as normal cardio (kind of off topic)

    Can this DNA test be done on a puppy to see if it will be affected? Excuse my noob questions, I'm just trying to make sure I get a healthy dog.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2016
  2. ShaneN.

    ShaneN. Puppy

    Or is the puppy 100% clear if the carrier father is bred with a clear mother? (doing more searching on this forum and it's still unclear).
  3. ShaneN.

    ShaneN. Puppy

    I wish it would let me edit, I just wanted to add that this dog will be neutered and be a family pet. I'm not worried about breeding, I just want to make sure the dog won't have the disease.
  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Your dog cannot get the disease. The most he can be is a carrier (has only one copy of the gene). You would have to have the genetic test done to find out if he is a carrier (and must be done for any breeding dog). Again, as a carrier, he will not develop the disease.

  5. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

  6. ShaneN.

    ShaneN. Puppy

    Thanks for the info. So if I'm having him neutered than I don't have any need to even do the test really, correct?
  7. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog


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