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|I know my dog is PRA clear through pedigree. We honestly don't have a huge problem with it in cardigans, but that's not to say we don't have other issues.
Toto- the way you breed for PRA is the way alot of cardi breeders do for DM. You can breed a clear to a carrier and pretty much eliminate any dog coming down with it. However, we estimate that only around 5-10% of cardigans are affected with DM. IVDD is another story, though.
I've really enjoyed reading this thread on it. I didn't realize that PRA was still such an issue, but when most of your breed is a carrier or affected, then it's almost impossible to escape with out sacrificing breed type, structure, movement, drive, etc etc.
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