Greydove Kennels maintain the utmost responsibility when explaining to new Weimaraner owners the health problems that can affect Weimaraners. For this reason we usually insist that all people interested in a Greydove puppy or adult visit our home so we can discuss these health problems and how they can be treated. We should always be contacted if your puppy shows any symptoms of the below conditions.
Greydove Kennels fully supports all our puppy purchasers for the entire length of their dogs’ life and this starts from the very beginning. There are 3 main health problems Weimaraners may face:
2. Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy “HOD”; and
3. Hip Dysplasia.
The Weimaraner Club of America provides a good general overview on some health aspects relating to the Weimaraner please read this...
Below are some of the better articles and information available on the internet for your interest.
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) “Gastric Torsion or Bloat”
Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy “HOD”
Weimaraners seem to be prone to eyelid and eyelash problems. Entropian, inward rolling of the eyelids, Etropion, outward ward rolling of the eyelids, Distichiasis, extra eyelashes grown on the inside of the eyelid are all conditions hat you should be aware of. The eyelashes can appear at any age. Indeed the above conditions are present in many breeds. More information can be found at the CERF site at our links page.
Means elevated levels of uric acid in the urine. This trait predisposes dogs to form stones in their bladders or sometimes kidneys. These stones often have to be removed surgically and can be difficult to treat. Hyperuricosuria is inherited as a simple autosomal recessive trait. The trait can occur in any breed. A DNA test for this specific mutation can determine if dogs are normal or if they carry one or two copies of the mutation. Dogs that carry two copies of the mutation will be affected and susceptible to develop bladder/kidney stones. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis offers a DNA test for hyperuricosuria to assist owners and breeders in identifying affected and carrier dogs. http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/Hyperuricosuria.php
Our Views on Hip Scoring
Greydove prides itself on hip scoring all our breeding stock. We are not always able to control whether a stud dog we use has had his hips x-rayed and scored as it is not mandatory in Australia and many breeders believe it is not a problem in the Weimaraner. However personal experience has taught us that this is not so as we have bought (and had to put down) Weimaraners in Australia who have turned out to be dysplastic. Should we have a dog in our breeding program without a hip score there is always a reason why and we will always share that with you.
See below hip scores for our dogs and dogs we have bred.
Our Hip Scores
Am/Aust Ch Nani N Greydove Milenium Bug (Imp USA) 2:2=4 AVA
Aust Ch Hollowhills Leige Lord 0:0=0 AVA
BIS SV-02 Greydove Nordic Liaison (Exp Swd) A European
Greydove Hot Summer Nite (Exp Swd) A European
Gr/Sth Af/Intnl Ch Greydove Desert Storm (Exp Gr) 0
Aust Ch Greydove Russian Roulette AI 0:0=0 AVA
Ch Greydove Lord Oth Rings 1:0=1 AVA
Am/Aust Ch PewteRun Greydove Black Magic (Imp USA) 1:2=3 AVA
Am/Aust BIS/BISS 'Ekahi Greydove Quicksilver Imp USA 0:2=2 AVA
Ghostwind Smokin Gun 1:1=2 AVA
Aust Ch Ghostwind Unomy Numba - July 2010
Am/Aust Ch Nani’s Dis-Harmony (Imp USA) Good OFA
Aust Ch Kadma Xtra Special Sage AI 4:5=9 AVA
Aust Ch Clayco Just It 1:1=2 AVA
Aust Ch Greydove Indiana Affair 1:1=2 AVA
SV-03 Greydove French Affair (Exp Swd) A European
Greydove Chantilly Lace 0:0=0 AVA
Greydove Cashmere N Lace (Exp Swd) A European
Greydove Concerto Magic (Exp USA) OFA Good
Greydove Jive Bunny (Exp Italy) A European
Aust Ch Greydove Poetry in Motion 0:0=0 AVA
Multi Ch Greydove at Fala Lovea (Exp Poland) A European
Multi Ch Greydove at Flanders Joy (Exp Belguim) A European
Greywei Just By Chance A.I. 6:5=11 AVA
Aust Ch Greydove Ultimate Diva 6:7=13 AVA
Am Ch Greydove Ekahi Island Gal OFA Good
Aust Ch Greydove Fine Romance 1:0=1 AVA
Greydove Aint She Sweet 1:1=2 AVA
Aust Ch Greydove Ekahi Surfer Girl Imp USA 4:3=7 AVA
Greydove Music Oth Nite A.I. 1:1=2 AVA
Greydove Blue Moon 0:1=1 AVA
Hip Grades Comparisons
Please visit the Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals to learn about hip scores/grades.
Other Hip Dysplasia Registries—An Approximation
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