Latest Lafora Screening Trends
During 2019, 97% of all Mini Wire Dachshunds were safe from Lafora Disease, thanks to breeders making use of the available DNA test or using hereditary clear dogs in their breeding programmes.
In the Winter 2019 Quarter, only 2 litters were unsafe (at risk of containing Affected puppies) and 45 were safe. Our thanks to Mandy Dance (Chair of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club) for collating the results. You can see the 7-year trend below. Well done to everyone who has contributed to this success; not just the breeders but also those who have campaigned and raised funds to support Lafora research and the development of a DNA test.