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Affenpinscher Genetic Health TestsAffenpinscher Genetic Health Tests

Affenpinscher genetic testing, also known as Affenpinscher DNA testing, allows the determination of bloodlines and the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases. Genetic testing can be used to evaluate the quality of Affenpinscher breeding stock.  Affenpinscher genetic testing can be used to track genetic strengths and vulnerabilities of the breed.

Affenpinscher genetic testing can be used to determine a dog's parentage (genetic dam and sire). In addition to studying chromosomes to the level of individual genes, genetic testing in a broader sense includes biochemical tests for the possible presence of genetic diseases, or mutant forms of genes associated with increased risk of developing genetic disorders.

Affenpinscher DNA testing identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The variety of genetic tests has expanded throughout the years. In the past, the main genetic tests searched for abnormal chromosome numbers and mutations that lead to rare, inherited disorders. Today, tests involve analyzing multiple genes to determine the risk of developing specific diseases or disorders, with the more common diseases consisting of hip dysplasia, heart disease and cancer. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected Affenpinscher genetic condition or help determine a dog's chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

There are hundreds of canine genetic or DNA tests including tests for specific color of coat, etc. In canines, genetic testing is primarily used for screening purposes. The most commonly required test is for Hip Dysplasia.  Not all dog breeds have recommended and/or required genetic tests.  National breed clubs are the designated determiners of what tests are suggested/required for the breed.  The value of these tests have helped reduce genetic disorders in canines.

Affenpinscher Genetic Health Tests

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, minimum age 1 year

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Legg-Calve-Perches (Optional)

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