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    No, Kala, They still get born, they just don't want to register or breed from them, they want only stumpy dogs in the registry, they know the gene is lethal when a pup cops two of it.

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    So if they only have stumpys on the register how does one avoid the double dose of lethal genes if the gene is dominant and each registered parent has one? Sounds like a fast way to limit the gene pool.

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    I am no expert on the breed Kala, but apparently not all stumpy to stumpy breedings produce all pups with a double dose of the lethal gene, if it did, they simply could not do it, so some wiill inherit only one copy and live, others will inherit two copies and they die.

    I do know a very good breeder who got out of the breed because of the way others insist on taking it.

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    I talked last night with an old farmer who I was saying he had occasional stumpy tailed pups in ACD littiler & he says that the stump tail to stump tail matings do not even produce1000% stumpies so with the health probs assocated with the mating he realy dosn't understand why they do it.
    He also said his lines did have less tan than some others ACD & most of the tailess pups he's had are born without any tan & mismarked in his opinion. Weird hey.
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    Yep, I know it has only been in the last few years that they closed the registry for them, then of course they also made up their 'standard' without too much thought to what was good for the breed it seems, I am sure there will be good working dog breeders out there who will continue to breed them as the good little working dogs they are.
    They just will not bother with ANKC, which is a pity.

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    I have a stumpy tail born with a full tail. We discovered he was deaf after a couple of weeks. Ironically I am a sign language interpreter so I have managed to develop some level of communication with him. He is a lovely dog and I was very concerned to discover he seems to be developing some night vision issues. He is just about two years old now and I was told recently that there is a chance he may go blind by the time he is three or four. I am thinking of getting him a companion dog. Anyone know anything about this possible future problem or have any suggestions re a good breed/age of companion for him?

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    My dog is probably a fair bit if not all stumpy tail - despite having a tail and floppy ears. Everything else about her is exactly like the regular stumpy tails. She does seem to have problems with one of her eyes, and the normal selective hearing of a naughty dog - similar to what many beagles have. But she can hear the fridge door open at 100 paces, and then know what I'm taking out of it.

    I've got no idea about deaf and blind dogs. Or companion dogs. I'd either get him a puppy before he gets too debilitated to cope with puppy antics or get something older and sturdy - like a corgi maybe. Or another cattle dog. Or a lab.

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    My pup's sire is a pedigreed stumpy tail with a full tail.
    Gawd knows the mix in their mother.

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