ALASKAN MALAMUTE POLYNEUROPATHY

DNA-TEST AVAILABLE FROM JULY 2012

Please be aware that if you suspect your dog may have Alaskan Malamute Polyneuropathy, this DNA-test will confirm it or rule it out by a simple cheek swab or a blood test.

Source: RESEARCH ARTICLE

DR. JEROLD S BELL, DVM, TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
from his article The Effects of Genetic Testing: Constructive or Destructive?

"Once a genetic test is developed that allows breeders to positively determine if a dog is a carrier of a defective gene, many owners are likely to remove carrier dogs from their breeding stock. Although doing so is human nature, this temptation must be overcome. Any quality dog that you would have bred if it had tested normal should still be bred if it tests as a carrier. In such circumstances, carriers should be bred to normal-testing dogs."


DNA RESULTS

This registry does not clear dogs, but makes it possible for owners and breeders to inform each other about which dogs they have tested and the result.

If you would like to register your dog's DNA-result, please send a copy of its DNA-certificate to turid@inupiat.no. Let me know if you prefer that your name doesn't appear in the list.

HOW TO TEST YOUR DOG

Several different labs now offers this DNA-test. However, in different countries the breed clubs have decided on a particular method and perhaps specific labs and to use this system might be an advantage to you and/or to the breed. It may therefore be a good idea to ask the kennel club or breed club in your country before you test.


INFORMATION FROM THE LABORATORY THAT DEVELOPED THE TEST

 

Turid Teigen, Jan 1st 2018