TASWEST AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONS!
AUSTRALIAN CH TASWEST SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA
BREEDER/OWNER: MICHELLE ROBERTS
AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION TASWEST YANKY DOODLE DANDY
Owners: Maxine Carter, Lee and Barnett
Breeder: Michelle Roberts
BIS BISS AM/CAN CH BENTBROOK’S IMAGE OF HIGH NOON SOM SOMC
AUSTRALIAN CH TASWEST DRESSD TO IMPRESS
AM/CAN CH BENTBROOK’S TEXAS TROOPER
DM CLEAR AND ARVC CLEAR
*Sire of 2009 National Reserve Winner’s Dog*
7 Bentbrook dogs tested so far for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) are CLEAR/NORMAL!
One tested CLEAR so far for both Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) and ARVC CLEAR
Presently our oldest living Boxer is 12 ˝ yrs. He has 2 sons and 1 daughter that are now 10 yrs of age
7 Bentbrook dogs tested so far for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) are clear/normal!
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net/DM/ancmntDM.htm , is a potentially debilitating neurological genetic condition that can eventually paralyze its victims can occur with relative frequency in Boxers. At Bentbrook we are strong advocates of health testing and began DM testing our Boxers in 2008 as soon as we heard screening was available . We are pleased to report that so far 7 of our Bentbrook Boxers that have been tested are not carrying this dreaded gene for DM. Unfortunately the percentage of Boxers that are “At Risk” is frightfully high. Interested Boxer owners inquiring more about DM please go into the OFA site http://www.offa.org/ link “Advanced search” , Boxers and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) .