to contact the Chairman of the NPPA please click HERE
PLL TESTING TOOK PLACE AT OUR SHOW WHERE SEVERAL PODENGOS WERE TESTED FOR PLL AND FURTHER TESTING TOOK
PLACE AT A LATER DATE IN HITCHIN HERTFORDSHIRE
Below is an explanation of what was tested and
why, as explained by a member of The Animal Health Trust:
"After discussions with the Ophthalmologists and the AHT's DNA testing facility, I am very pleased
to let you know that we can offer to provide DNA testing FREE OF CHARGE to
all Podengos whose owners consent for them to:
1) Have their eyes examined at
the show by the Ophthalmologists present, and
2) Have their height to the withers
measured at the show. The Ophthalmologists will do this too.
The last point is
because we are interested in how the gene that causes PLL (a gene called ADAMTS17) affects other parts of the body, and how
it might influence height. We know that humans that have mutations in ADAMTS17 are shorter than people without mutations,
and we are investigating whether the same is true for dogs. We have been investigating height in other breeds that also have
mutations in the same gene, and it would be very useful to have data for a third breed."
See our PLL Report for details concerning the genetics behind the inherited eye condition PLL (Primary Lens Luxation)
TO THE WEBSITE OF THE
!!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!
The NPPA has been fortunate in obtaining a large quantity of the English
translation of the book written by the world renowned authority on the Portuguese Podengo, Vitor Veiga’s, “The
Portuguese Podengo” and we are pleased to be able to offer copies at the ridiculously low price of just £5
per copy plus postage and packing. Please note this is a hard backed, top quality book, not a paperback.
For further details, or to order
your requirements, please click HERE
Northern Portuguese Podengo Association Breed Club Open Show was held on July
With many thanks to our sponsors :
For more details you can visit the Feelwells website
by going to http://www.feelwells.co.uk/
Have you joined our Association yet?
Why not go to our "Membership Page"
for further details on how to become a member of The Northern Portuguese Podengo Association
apply for membership
wherever you may live, United Kingdom, or Overseas.
details of Officers and Committee Members of the Association, please go to the bottom of the page and click on "ENTER".
NPPA committee members will be present
at most Championship Shows. Do come and join us to talk with very knowledgable people about our lovely breed. You will be
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