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Health Checks

BAER HEARING TEST

Deafness is a known problem in Australian Cattle Dogs. The BAER hearing test is done on puppies at around 6 weeks of age to determine whether they can hear. Most puppies have full hearing (hearing in both ears), occasionally pups can be unilaterally deaf (deaf in one ear but fine in the other), or bilaterally deaf (totally deaf).

PRA DNA TEST

PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) is a hereditary defect of the eye which is present in the Australian Cattle Dog. The DNA test identifies whether a dog is a clear (Pattern A) of the condition, a carrier (Pattern B) of the condition, or affected (Pattern C) by the condition. Puppies' patterns can sometimes be worked out by what their parents are, these are described as being obligates.

HIP SCORING

Hip scoring is done by the KC/BVA scheme. The hips are x-rayed and each hip is given a score between 0 and 53 (the lower the number the better the hip).

ELBOW SCORING

Elbow scoring is also done by a KC/BVA scheme. The elbows are x-rayed and each elbow is given a score between 0 and 3 (again the lower the better).

DENTITION

The Australian Cattle Dog is a breed that is meant to use its teeth to work, nipping cattle on their heels to move them along. So, it is important that they have a full set of teeth.

Below are the test results for our dogs that are being shown or bred from:



Name of Dog Gender Elbow
Score
Hip Score Eye
Status
(PRA 7
PLL)
Hearing
Status
(BAER)
BVA Eye
Test
DNA Dentition
Multi Ch
Banana Bender
Benjamin
Buford Blue
Male Clear
(European
system)
A (European
system)
Pattern A

PLL clear
Full
hearing
Not
currently
required
Not done
(European
requirement)
Full
Ch Banana
Bender
Yarraman Hot
Gossip
Female Too young Too young Obligate
Pattern A

PLL clear
Full
hearing
Not
currently
required
Not done
(European
requirement)
Full
Banana Bender
Juicy Fruit
Yarraman
Female 0:0 A (European
system)
Pattern B

PLL clear
Full
hearing
Not
currently
required
Not done
(European
requirement)
Full
Multi Ch
Banana Bender
Smoky
Mountain
Male B1
(European
System)
B (European
System)
Pattern A

PLL clear
Full
Hearing
Clear
(May
2019)
Clear Full

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