Health

For 46 years, Gleanntan Kennels has been committed to making breeding decisions based on soundness of health and temperament. As science has advanced, specific health testing has become a valuable tool for breeders. We see the value of health testing our breeding stock to help us to make informed breeding decisions. We also recognize that specific health tests are of value to those who might consider incorporating a Gleanntan Skye into their own breeding programs.

  • Elbows (testing for elbow dysplasia or premature closure) - testing using the OFA grading system - at two years of age

  • Patellas (testing for patella luxation) - testing using the OFA grading system - at one year of age

  • Renal Dysplasia - Ultrasound of the kidneys - scans performed on puppies

  • Temperament - We place high emphasis on the temperament of the sire and dam, and particularly the dam when making breeding decisions.

  • Allergy - A chronically allergic dog is not suitable for breeding.


Health test results (will be updated as tests are completed):

Animal Health Trust (AHT) Skye Terrier Research: At the beginning of February, 2016, Gleanntan submitted DNA samples to the Animal Health Trust (AHT) to participate in the research being conducted through The Skye Terrier Club (U.K.) Skye Terrier Health Committee:

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch
GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes
Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy
Ch. Gleanntan Everybody Loves Lucy
Ch. Gleanntan Oh My Goodness
GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce
Gleanntan IHopeUDance
Gleanntan Ocean of Light
GCH. Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker
Ch. Finnsky Gladiator
 

GCH. Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker - "Dexter"
Elbows - NORMAL (SYT-EL20M37-VPI) - date of report: September 24, 2015
Patellas - NORMAL (SYT-PA21/37M/P-VPI) - date of report: September 22, 2015
OFA database link: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1754341#animal

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Elbows - NORMAL (SYT-EL19F44-VPI) - date of report: September 24, 2015
Patellas - NORMAL (SYT-PA20/44F/P-VPI) - date of report: September 22, 2015
OFA database link: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1754339#animal

Ch. Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie"
Patellas - NORMAL (SYT-PA19/21F/P-VPI) - date of report: April 27, 2015
OFA database link: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1715958#animal


April 9, 2012:
Our December, 2011 litter sired by Ch. Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem out of Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy) had their kidneys ultrasound scanned. All of the pups passed the exam with normal kidneys.


Ch. Finnsky Gladiator - “Tony”

Elbows - NORMAL (SYT-EL4M33-NOPI) - date of report: June 3, 2008
Patellas - 1/1 (not in OFA database)
OFA database link: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1324504#animal

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - “Glinda”
Elbows - NORMAL (SYT-EL5F45-NOPI) - date of report: June 3, 2008
Patellas - NORMAL (SYT-PA8/45F/P-NOPI) date of report: June 3, 2008
OFA database link: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1324502#animal




 

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