I did something different with the F-litter I ran DNA tests on all the pups to test for degenerative myelopathy (DM). Some litters it is not necessary to do the testing, for example, the Gavin x Bailey breeding. Both Gavin and Bailey carry two normal (clear) copies of the gene so all the pups will also have two normal copies. With the F-litter I am happy to report that all five puppies are CLEAR!
Temperament testing is done. All pups are social and outgoing, no sensitivity to sudden loud noises , average pain tolerance – all react appropriately. Four of the pups tested with good drives and show much promise for work. One pup showed good promise as a companion, therapy, service dog.
No motion sickness with two long car rides under their belts. Well-puppy vet exam went well, some umbilical hernias and one un-descended testicle at 7.5 weeks.
Now for your help. We need F-name suggestions!
Let me get the game started:
I really like Felix
Frank or Frankie
Ron’s dad had a GS named Faro or Falco I can’t remember which
Congratulations on the clear DMs. Question on this before the name game…Should I get DuKes done? Can I do it when I go to MSU for hip/elbow films? I’ve never done this, but it is good information to know.
Fargo My personal favorite. 🙂 or Fluffy
Fluffy, really? Is that regal enough for one of Julie’s dogs? 😉
It’s a F name!
yeah, but so is Fido! 🙂
Hey now, Missy!! I was thinkin’ of Fido too! 🙂
Fang won’t scare the neighbor kids 🙂
The only one I have to add is Felice
Excellent news on the DNA DM results.
Oh, Farrah would be great for a long-coated female!
When you say one shows promise as a companion, therapy, or service dog — what does that mean? Does it mean they have less drive than the others? And, by less drive, does that mean they are less likely to go nuts for that ball on a rope toy? Just curious.
Congrats again on all the test results. That is really amazing.