Health tests


DNA test for Primary Lens Luxation (PLL):

This disease is common in Terrier breeds (eg, Miniature Bull Terrier, Hunting Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Fox Terrier (Parson) Jack Russell Terrier, etc.) but also in other breeds (eg, short-haired dachshunds) ago. In September 2009, the responsible gene was found and, based on developing a DNA test, which is performed here in Germany by the company. LABOKLIN. Our Miniature Bull Terriers are tested PLL free.


DOK eye examination:

A breed dog must be free of PRA, cataracts and other eye diseases. Our dogs are examined in accordance with the provisions of breeding a specialist of the Dortmund circle (DOK). The result is generally documented on a results sheet of the DOC.


Heart color Doppler:

Even Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier can suffer from heart disease. Often it involves the aortic and mitral dysplasia. For this reason, our dogs are tested  by heart color doppler and certified to be free of cardiovascular changes.


Audiometric test:

Deafness is inherited. The breeding regulations of DCBT eV writes for this reason the audiometric test, also called BEAR test. The dog is it injected an anesthetic, so the dog of the investigation will notice nothing, now tiny electrodes placed under the scalp, as well as one earphones that are connected to a computer, introduced in the ears. These signals are now passed to the dog and it now can the electrical activity in the cochlea and the paths are recorded in the brain. The test takes about 20 minutes and is completely painless for the dog. Our dogs are listening on both sides.


Renal ultrasound and UP / C Test:

One of the main tasks of the kidneys is to filter out waste products of metabolism from the blood and excrete in the urine. If a disease or kidney damage, its function is impaired. Consequently, collect waste products in the blood and cause disease symptoms. A diseased kidney also lose their ability to concentrate urine. The animal is day by day more urine from which no longer has a yellow color, but as "water" looks like and drink more water to compensate. These are the most common signs of kidney disease. We let our dogs in principle by ultrasound and also examine test by UP / C. Via UP / C test can detect renal urinalysis earliest possible point before change blood levels. In this test, a quotient is determined, the ratio of protein and creatinine is based on this test.