EIRAMOR ANKC White Swiss Shepherd Dogs



All  puppies bred by EIRAMOR WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS are produced by FULL DNA breed profiled parents

    Another very important factor is that  profiling enables us to test for certain diseases which can affect the breed  -listed below is a description of each. 




MDR1 is a MULTI DRUG SENSITIVITY  eg: herding breeds can have severe adverse reactions to the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin (used in many heartworm preventatives).

The cause is a DNA mutation in the dogs multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1 gene). The MDR1 gene protects the brain and plays the vital role in drug elimination. 

Dogs affected are unable to remove drugs and other toxins from the brain and surrounding tissue therefore exposure to these drugs could result in serious neurological signs -blindness,ataxia,hypersalivation,tremor,respiratory disease and even death.

Dogs carrying the mutated gene MUST be bred with a normal/normal (clear) dog ; resulting puppies will not be affected.


Degenerative Myelopathy

This disease, a result of gradual loss of both myelin (the insulation around nerve fibers) and spinal cord nerve fibers which begins in the thoracic spine, causes progressive loss of coordination and weakness in the back legs which eventually leads to the dog being unable to walk. Loss of bowel and bladder control result as well. Unlike spinal cord injuries, this form of spinal paralysis is generally not painful as the nerves which would transmit the pain degenerate.

The disease results in hind limb paralysis over time and there is no recognized effective treatment for affected dogs.



von Willebrand’s Disease

von Willebrand's disease  is probably the most common inherited bleeding disorder in dogs. It is caused by lack of von Willebrand factor which is a protein that plays a key role in the blood clotting process resulting in prolonged bleeding. The disorder occurs in varying degrees of severity ranging from trivial bleeding to excessive life threatening haemorrhages.

Symptoms include spontaneous bleeding from the nose, gum and other mucous membranes. Excessive bleeding occurs after an injury, trauma or a surgery. Often dogs don’t show clinical signs until something starts the bleeding, such as nail trimming, teething, spaying and sterilizing etc . Bleeding also occurs internally in the stomach, intestines, urinary tracts, the genitals and / or into the joints.

Canine Hyperuricosuria

Dogs with Hyperuricosuria are most commonly present with symptoms of recurrent urinary tract inflammation, which include frequent urination ,blood in urine, straining to urinate. Also may have loss of appetite,lethargy,weakness,vomiting and pain.

Haemophilia A/factor V111 

Factor V111 is a clotting factor that is essential to the normal clotting of the blood.

Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis 

Inherited genetic predisposition to kidney, dermal and uterine cancer in dogs. This condition manifests as a combination of abnormal masses in the kidneys and the skin of both male and female dogs and also the uterus in female dogs. Affected dogs show signs of chronic kidney disease which may include frequent urination, blood in urine, frequent drinking,depression,inappetence and weight loss.Usually present in affected dogs around 6 1/2 years of age with small , firm bumps under the surface of the skin.







Authorised  Collector for Genetic Technologies - Animal Network - Collection ID S4570B