Miniature bull terrier genetic tests

Diseases of miniature bull terriers

miniature bull terrier genetic tests

Diseases transmitted from parents to puppies that can be detected by a genetic test.

We offer only healthy puppies or carriers.

Usually in the presentation you can see the incomprehensible abbreviations PLL, LAD, LP and next to them clear / clean or carrier / carrier. Below we will explain to you what this means.

PLL, LAD, LP – the main genetic diseases of miniature bull terriers
There are three types of genetic test results

Clear (clean) – the dog does not carry the disease and will not pass it on to offspring

Carrier (carrier) – the dog is a carrier of the disease, but will not get sick

Affected (at risk) – the animal may develop this disease

There are three testable genetic diseases in miniature bull terriers.

PLL – primary dislocation of the lens. Hereditary eye disease when the lens moves freely in the eyeball. A dog with an Affected test result goes blind with age. The carrier (carrier) is a healthy dog, will not get sick, will not go blind. Requires only the correct selection of a pair when mating (the partner must be clean).

LAD – lethal acrodermatitis of bull terriers. The impossibility of assimilation of zinc by the body of the animal. This disease is visible immediately in a puppy at birth. To date, there are cases of quite successful maintenance of a comfortable life for such dogs. The carrier is a healthy dog and will not get sick. Requires only the correct selection of a pair when mating (the partner must be clean).

LP – paralysis of the larynx – a violation of the ability to dilute the cartilages of the larynx during inspiration due to damage to the nerves of the larynx. This leads to partial or complete blockage of the airways. Laryngeal paralysis leads to respiratory failure in affected dogs and can be fatal in severe cases. Tracheostomy allows for easier breathing in the active development of paralysis of the larynx, but requires regular qualified veterinary supervision to avoid infection and inflammation. The test for paralysis of the larynx is new, introduced by the German company Laboklin at the beginning of 2019 and is quite controversial. Because during this testing, breeders and owners found that the mass of their adult dogs of various, sometimes advanced, ages were “at risk” (Affected), while not showing any signs of the disease throughout their lives.

The fact is that such a genetic concept as “incomplete prenetatism” makes the manifestation of this disease not necessary even with the test result “at risk” (Affected). However, when selecting a breeding pair, the Breeder is obliged to take into account the test results and exclude the options for the birth of puppies “at risk”. To do this, one of the parents must be “clean” according to the result of a genetic test. 


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Miniature bull terrier


What is the mini bull terrier dog breed? This is a friendly and courageous companion dog of medium size, usually up to 38 cm at the withers and weighing 10-20 kg, cheerful, playful, for which it is very important to be close to his owner and his family. Smart, quick-witted, energetic clowns of the dog world – minibulls are always “for any movement, except for a hunger strike.” Always ready to play, fool around or sleep on the couch – it all depends on the mood of your beloved owner! You can read more about the Miniature Bull Terrier breed standard at the link above.

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Diseases of mini bull terriers

Not directly inherited (scientists have not yet identified the gene that transmits these diseases from parents to children, but inheritance has been proven)
A luxating patella is a fairly common disease in miniature bull terriers. As a result of a dislocation, the dog begins to limp, move in a hop. Subsequently, frequent dislocations lead to arthrosis and destruction of the joint. There are several degrees of dislocation, a particularly strong degree is operated on.

Cardiovascular disease is quite common in miniature bull terriers. They are characterized by various disorders in the work of the heart. Some animals with such defects live ordinary lives. But if your dog gets tired quickly, he has shortness of breath – contact a specialized doctor for an examination.

PKD – kidney failure is a common disease in standard bull terriers, but it has not bypassed miniks. Life expectancy with this disease depends on the stage at which it is detected. The earlier, the more time your pet has. Symptoms of kidney failure in miniature bull terriers are decreased appetite, weakness, shortness of breath, weight loss, hair loss, vomiting, diarrhea, pale gums, bad breath, convulsions.

And then there is atopic dermatitis, deafness, various allergic reactions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

We hope that by reading the text above, you have made the right decision in choosing a Miniature Bull Terrier puppy ONLY from tested and healthy parents!