.A sincere and heart felt appreciation of gratitude is given to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Schaible of Stocklore Dalmatians! He is the founder of the Dalmatian Backcross Project, and the Geneticist who harvested the normal or low urinary uric acid gene into Dalmatians (1973). We are inspired to upgrade our Dalmatians with the introduction of this gene to our breeding efforts. THANK YOU Dr. Bob!
Dr. Schaible has devoted a lifetime of scientific and animal breeding expertise to making the Dalmatian of the World a healthier canine.
It is truly unfortunate
The AKC Dalmatian Registry is not active with this gene. This had been controlled by the Dalmatian Club of America since the 1981 AKC Registration of STOCKLORE STIPPLES NS601000. The Dalmatian Club of America will not permit the descendants of NUA Dalmatian Stipples to be registered with the AKC Canine Registry.
The SLC249 NUA gene breeding effort is now with the Dalmatian Organization of North America and the United Kennel Club Canine Registry.
The hands-on experience/knowledge of canine breeding and husbandry practices far out weigh academic interpretation resistance. We need more serious Breeders.
Does the absence of the hyperuricosuria mutation permit cancer in Dalmatians?
Does the AKC truly challenge the Dalmatian Club of America to aspire to a healthier Breed?
Does the Canine Health Foundation of The AKC provide Leadership to cause AKC Breeds to be healthier? (specifically, it's current Dalmatian Parent Club)
Did you know that 2010 is the first year The DCA has joined the AKC Canine Health Foundation? (I'm told this by The DCA President.)
Are we doing all that can be done?
We at GUARDIAN DALMATIANS answer all of the above questions with a "no"..
As of this writing - The UKC is the second largest and the second oldest Canine Registry in the United States of America. It is the Registry of choice for the non urate stone forming Dalmatian of the future!
The SLC2A9 gene for normal canine urinary uric acid is a simple dominate gene.
The inheritance mode is most similar to black spotting. Once you have this gene present in your breeding line - YOU HAVE IT!