Recommandation for breeders

NGEH

Nordic Group

for

Eurasier Health

Recommandations

 

Ethics:

Breeding of healthy, typical Eurasiers according to the FCI Breed Standard No 291 and, wherever possible, following the specifications of IFEZ International Federation of Eurasier breeding/ World Union for Eurasiers FCI).

General recommandations

General recommandations of the NGEH

Recommendations for breeding

Guideline for breeders

Recommandations for Breeding

 

A. Breeders’ Duties

 

  1. Puppies are registered in their country of origin at the FCI umbrella organization/FCI-recognized club or the breed club recognized by those.
  2. Breeders inform each puppy buyer about the importance of health checks, conformation and behavioural checks, and collects the results.
  3. Breeders inform (puppy) buyers in detail about the characteristic and health of Eurasiers, as well as their needs.
  4. Breeders inform (puppy) buyers that Eurasiers are family companions who need human contact. The Eurasiers needs to be with his family for a minimum of ¾ of it’s life, meaning it can in the average be left for 6 hours per day at most.
  5. Breeders check suitability of buyers for the Eurasier breed.
  6. Breeders report an upcoming litter (also) to NGEH.
  7. Puppies have to be born, as well as grow up in the home, with their (human) family.
  8. Puppies are socialized well by the breeder (e.g. introduction of car journeys, collar/harness and lead, everyday noises, different surroundings, unfamiliar places)
  9. When the puppies go to their new homes, they have had their first vaccinations and have been repeatedly dewormed.
  10. Breeders keep in contact with all their puppies and their families, as long as the dogs live
  11. In case a breeder strives for IFEZ certification, s/he allows a NGEH representative or trained member (called Breeding Advisor) to inspect the kennel prior to mating, as well as inspect the litter once born -at the minimum age of 6 weeks. These inspections are carried out in collaborationbetween breeder and inspector, which means the breeder has to be at the premises. A first check of the puppies, e.g for white faults, is carried out by the breeder by taking photographs of each puppy from all sides and by sending them to the NGEH-representative immediately .These photos have to be available for the puppy inspector later. (forms for the puppy inspection are provided by NGEH and will have to be signed by the breeder and the Breeding Advisor).

 

B. Breeding

 

  1. The kennel name is registered at an international level.
  2. Prior every mating should the breeder get adviced of the NGEH representative/s, so as to take all known dispositions of the breeding dogs into consideration.
  3. Matings with studs/dams outside of the NGEH are being coordinated with the help of the NGEH representatives via the breeding official of the relevant clubs. The final decision lies with the breeder.
  4. Inbreeding Coefficient: The calculation over six generations will be made with the IFEZ program and must be less than 4.
  5. Before every mating, the lines of the dogs are checked for health problems; the same health problems may not occur in the lines of both sire and dam (the NGEH will assist with the research, see paragraph 2).
  6. Only HD A and B qualify for breeding.
  7. AD A/ED 0, respectively, qualifies for breeding.
  8. Only PL 0 qualifies for breeding.
  9. Distichiasis-free qualifies for breeding. At least one, the sire or dam, must be free of distichiasis during a certain time frame (see standard 291).
  10. The absence of Entropion/Ectropium qualifies for breeding.
  11. Thyroid: We recommend testing as follows: the T4, fT4 and TSH values must be within normal limits; The TgAA must be negative. At the time of the mating, the laboratory results must be available in writing, and may not be older than two years. So, the results are assessed and can be explained with every owner personnally by our spesialist .
  12. Lines with hypothyroidism or EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) in the direct line may only be bred with lines that are not affected.
  13. Also the phenotype and the behavior of both parents must be examined with respect to the FCI Standard (No) 291 to prevent breeding towards extremes and in directions which do not conform with the (breed) standard.
  14. Health tests and the examination of the phenotype and behavior should be conducted beginning at an age of 15 months.

 

Specifics concerning HD/ED/PLL

 

If a breeder can provide good reasons, an exception to the rule can be made and

one of the breeding dogs may have HD C/ AD C (only with AD A parents) or ED 1

or PL 1. Good reasons could be: an optimal breeding value for a specific characteristic, 80% of the line HD A / AD 0 / ED 0 / PL 0. This has to be discussed with one of the breeding officials of the group.

 

Dam:

 

  • The dam must at least be 24 months old at the time of the birth of her first litter.
  • The dam may not be older than 8 years at the time of her last breeding (Exceptions for a mating beyond the age of 8 years can be made if a veterinary health certificate is available which confirms that the dam is in perfect health).
  • If the first birth occurs after the dam reached full five years of age, a veterinary examination must be performed.
  • Dams must not be bred on successive seasons.
  • A maximum of three litters is allowed per kennel within a time frame of 12 months.
  • After two litters, at least 50% of the puppies per litter must have been healthchecked, before the dam may be bred again.

 

Sire:

 

  • A male may have a maximum of 50 puppies nationally and internationally.
  • After 3 litters, a male may be used for further breeding, when at least 50% of the puppies of each litter have had health checks .

 

 

 

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