Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 2019

2021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

Still a Breeder’s Nightmare? Many things have changed since I wrote my first article almost twenty years ago, but many other things have not. Over the years, I have continued to learn things about DMS in Collies and in people. I hope this helps you as a Collie breeder, owner and fancier to be more [...]

Dermatomyositis (DMS) in 20192021-08-10T09:16:09-04:00

VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs

2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs Introduction Vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus (VCLE) is a variant form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) that affects predominantly adult rough collies, Shetland sheepdogs and Border collies. Distinctive cutaneous lesions consist of annular, polycyclic and/or serpiginous erosions and ulcerations, primarily affecting the axillae, ventral abdomen and groin with frequent involvement [...]

VCLE – Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs2019-05-03T14:32:07-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017

2019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017 Genetic Predisposition to Infection by Dr. Urs Giger Abstract: Dogs with antimicrobial resistant, unresponsive, or unusual infections are due to a primary hereditary immunodeficiency disorder. The microbial host defense can be weakened by secondary or acquired diseases (injury, endocrinopathy, cancer or co-infection) or primary inherited disorders that affect the [...]

AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 20172019-05-03T15:30:09-04:00

Dog’s Best Friend

2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

A geneticist makes strides in understanding a complex disorder affecting canines and humans. By Clinton Colmenares “Lassie, come home!” But first, Clemson genetics researcher Leigh Anne Clark, would like to get a cheek swab to study your genes. Anyone who has had a 5-pound Yorkie or 90-pound Lab nudge her hand, requesting a scratch under [...]

Dog’s Best Friend2019-05-04T12:31:28-04:00

Dermatomyositis

2021-01-24T12:33:49-05:00

Dermatomyositis: A Breeder’s Nightmare – Thoughts from a Breeder* By Robette Johns This article is to help breeders understand more about Dermatomyositis, (DMS). First, it’s not the end of the world. Second, openness about this disease will help other breeders and the Collie Breed. Lastly, if we can recognize that we are in a remarkable time [...]

Dermatomyositis2021-01-24T12:33:49-05:00

DMS Familial Canine Dermatomyositis: a Breeder’s Nightmare

2021-01-24T12:38:48-05:00

Familial Canine Dermatomyositis: A Breeder’s Nightmare, Nancy Kelso, D.V.M. Dermatomyositis (DMS) is a frightening disease, which seems to appear out of no where. It hurts the breeder, the pet owner, and most importantly, the dog. All collie fanciers should understand this disease, what is known and what is not, and take steps to eliminate this [...]

DMS Familial Canine Dermatomyositis: a Breeder’s Nightmare2021-01-24T12:38:48-05:00

Testing 101

Health Testing is Too Hard?

The CHF made it easier for you to request codes.

request your test codes - clicks to contact form request

Click the picture of the rough blue puppy which is on every page under “Test Your Collie”. A form pops up for you to fill out. Once you are done, hit send!

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Testing 201

Where to Test
What to Test For & Why
How to Educate Yourself

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