Todays special visit in our kennel - Ing. Gabriela Matečná - Minister of agriculture and rural development of the Slovak republik and MVDr. Pavol Valašek vicepresident of Slovak Vets Union :)
The Department of Genetics and Breeding Biology of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra is engaged in the testing of the "Genetic Assumptions of Allophecies in the Slovak Rough haired pointer". These are long-term research, but they are currently testing the highest amount of SNP in Europe per individual. Methods are tested on multiple breeds. Based on this, genetic assumptions for alopecia (follicular dysplasia - alopecia) can be confirmed or excluded. However, the intention is to identify other causes of alopecia, which may be a secondary manifestation of metabolically-related diseases with an inherited basis. But there is a need for close cooperation with the breeder or, respectively, a veterinarian. Testing can bring a solution for the biggest genetic problem of the Slovak rough haired pointer - a disease called alopecia. Based on this, we decided to take all litter puppies "B" into this test. Parents of the litter (Kubko and Chilly, even individuals from the next generation in the back) have already been tested in the past, so our litter will become unique, and I hope it will launch this testing trend for the future. I believe the information obtained will be of great benefit in the future of this breed.
Great news, on monday 25th September 2017 was borned 11 puppies in our kennel Chilly and puppies was great, we have 8 girls and 3 boys. More info and photos on section puppies :)
Today "News in Slovak national television" about new system about dogs identication and registration and animal law - live with me :) http://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/11663/136899#643
We expect puppies of Slovakian rough haired pointers at the end of September from very interesant mating! For more info visit puppies on this website.