Dutch Racing Dog Don't stop me now "Cube"

7 june 2017 * 67 cm * 26 kg * Pedigree * HD/ED/Back * DNA & Heart tests * Race Results

We believe in health tests. We test what we think is necessary but do not say with a good outcome "our dogs will never develop this or that disease". Inheritent diseases are not just 1+1 = 2.

In 2021 (march-april) we did an extended DNA-test at Embarkvet test lab in the USA. At this moment this is a much used lab due to get your dogs tested on mutation of +200 diseases. Cube is free on all they tested at this moment. Of course is this something that makes us very happy, but this tests are not a 100% guarantee that Cube or any other tested dog will not get one of these diseases as stated above. It does say us that at this moment Cube has no mutations in her DNA that they can test for, so is not particulair at a high(er) risk. In the pic below you can see her results with a split for 9 diseases that are checked and are breed specific for the breeds they found in Cube. Genetics are a very difficult thing to understand. I explained on Craft her Heart page (click here) a little about it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I will prob not be able to answer all questions cause I did not study genetics but will always try. We also have a complete genetic pallet on Cube her coat/colors so if you are interested in that, please ask too.

In 2020 we did an enzym test, called NT-proBNP. Again not cause Cube has any problems or symptoms but it is a good indication if the heart is working harder then it should. A heart that needs to work "to hard" in a normal situation will produce more of that particulair enzym all the time and that can be messured in blood work. It is a specific test that needs lab work so you can not just go to your vet to get it, you need to ask up front. Results were as expected, all was good. Results you can see below. To understand the outcome please check your vet, ask us or do a check online.

In 2018 Cube had a heart Ultrasound at a young age. Not cause she had symptoms of any kind, but we participated in a big test in France with her mum (TT) and dad (Boaz) and we just asked if they could do her heart too just "for the fun of it". All was ok.