HEALTH TESTING
FOR WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS

AT NASHA COMANDA, WE STRIVE TO BRING YOU THE MOST HEALTHY WHITE SWISS SHEPHERD DOGS POSSIBLE. TO DO THIS, NOT ONLY ARE WE CAREFULLY SELECTING BREEDING PAIRS FROM HIGH QUALITY LINEAGE, WE ARE ALSO SELECTING DOGS WHO ARE TESTED CLEAR FOR MAJOR GENETIC DISEASES (SEE BELOW) AS WELL AS HAVING PASSING/TOP RATED JOINT EVALUATIONS.

 

HIPS, ELBOWS, AND OTHER STRUCTURES MUST BE CERTIFIED BY A RECOGNIZED ORTHOPEDIC ORGANIZATION SUCH AS THE ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS (OFA) FOR DOGS LIVING IN AMERICA OR FCI FOR DOGS THAT ARE LIVING ABROAD TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BREEDING IN OUR PROGRAM. 

BELOW, I HAVE OUTLINED SOME OF THE MAJOR ILLNESSES AND STRUCTURAL EVALUATIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF WHEN OWNING THIS BREED. 

ALL OF OUR DOGS USED FOR BREEDING AT NASHA COMANDA HAVE PASSING SCORES AND ARE FREE OF THESE GENETIC ILLNESSES MENTIONED BELOW. PLEASE SEE THEIR INDIVIDUAL PAGES TO VIEW THEIR RESULTS.

RYR-1 GENE

MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA

EXPLANATION.

Monica C. Roberts, James R. Mickelson, Edward E. Patterson, Thomas E. Nelson, P. Jane Armstrong, David B. Brunson, Kirk Hogan; Autosomal Dominant Canine Malignant Hyperthermia Is Caused by a Mutation in the Gene Encoding the Skeletal Muscle Calcium Release Channel (RYR1 ). Anesthesiology 2001; 95:716–725 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/00000542-200109000-00026