16th February, 2010
 
A mutation test for NCL/CCL is now available
 
Further details are available from:
www.caninegeneticdiseases.net
 
The Animal Health Trust are still looking into offering a test
and we will inform you of more details when this happens. 
 
In the meantime you should request test kits from the above link
 
 
 
 
2nd February, 2010
 
THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST STILL REQUIRE DNA SAMPLES FROM PRA CASES
 
THEY ARE ALSO UNDERTAKING A PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE
THE GENETIC MARKER FOR CATARACTS IN ALL BREEDS &
WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE DNA SAMPLES FROM AFFECTED DOGS
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT SAMPLES FOR RESEARCH MUST BE SUBMITTED ON A RESEARCH SAMPLE KIT
AVAILABLE FROM THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST OR FROM THE TTA CHAIRMAN PAT TEMPEST
 
 please contact either the Animal Health Trust dnatesting@aht.org.uk or Pat Tempest ttachairman@aol.com
 
Animal Health Trust Link
 
 
 
 
Sunday 21st March, 2010
 
Joint TTA/TTBOC Health Committee
HEALTH SEMINAR
ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST
NEWMARKET
 
DOWNLOAD LEAFLET HERE
 

Full day seminar to include:

  • Tour of laboratory facilities
  • Details of DNA testing
  • Lecture on implications of DNA testing
  • Population genetics in the Tibetan Terrier
  • Breeders discussion

Cost £25 to include coffee, tea and lunch

 
attendance by ticket only
 
Further details available from:
 
Mrs Pat Tempest ttachairman@aol.com
 
Mrs Philippa Gilbert thechairman@ttboc.co.uk
 
 
 
 
The Kennel Club are accepting copies of your PLL Test Results
 
Your results will automatically be forwarded to them in due course, by the Animal Health Trust, and will be
included in your dog's health records.  If you wish this information to be included earlier, you can
send a copy of your certificate by e-mail to:
 
Susan Swainson    Susan.Swainson@thekennelclub.org.uk
 
The system is now up and running, and is not only recording test results, but
is also recording those dogs who are "hereditary clear"
 
 
 
 
PLL GENETIC TESTING
2/11/09
 
Joint Statement by The Tibetan Terrier Association & The Tibetan Terrier Breeder & Owners Club
regarding the genetic test for Primary Lens Luxation, and its implication for breeding
 

We strongly recommend that all breeding stock has a known genetic status for Primary Lens Luxation

 
This can be determined by a DNA test offered by the Animal Health Trust or as a consequence of knowing both parents are genetically clear. 

The test can be obtained privately from the Animal Health Trust and taken to your vet where the permanent identification

is then verified by their signature, or through clinics run by the Tibetan Terrier clubs.   

 

Dogs which are carriers will not develop the condition.  No tested carrier TT’s have yet gone on to develop PLL. 

 
It is essential that carriers are only mated to genetically clear dogs.
As the offspring have the potential to be carriers we advise that the litter be tested prior to sale

   and wherever possible only the clears should be used in future breeding. It is hoped that no second generation carriers will be bred from. 

 

 We recommend that the genetic status of any puppies sold is fully explained to new owners. 

Carrier puppies should be sold with breeding endorsement ‘Progeny Not Eligible For Registration’.

  This endorsement should be fully explained to potential owner and a signature of acceptance obtained.

 
 
The Kennel Club logo
reproduced with kind permission from The Kennel Club
KENNEL CLUB STATEMENT
this statement was published on the Kennel Club website 2/11/09
 

New DNA Testing Schemes

At the request of the relevant breed clubs, the Kennel Club has recently approved official DNA testing schemes for PLL in the Tibetan Terrier and the Miniature Bull Terrier.
These tests are offered by the Animal Health Trust - further details can be obtained from www.aht.org.uk.
Copies of all future test certificates issued by the AHT will be sent directly to the Kennel Club where the test result will be added to the dog’s details on the registration
database.  This will trigger the publication of the test result in the next available Breed Records Supplement, and the result will also appear
on any new registration certificate issued for the dog and on the registration certificates of any future progeny of the dog.
 
For further information on this scheme please contact Professor Jeff Sampson at jeff.sampson@thekennelclub.org.uk.
 
 
 
 
 
CHANGES TO THE TIBETAN TERRIER BREED STANDARD
 
On 1st October, The Kennel Club announced changes to the Tibetan Terrier Breed Standard.
We were very disappointed that our recommendations during the consultation period were not successful. 
We could not see any reason for the published changes.
 
We have communicated this to The Kennel Club & they are prepared to reconsider their decision.
 
We will inform you of the outcome once we have heard back from The Kennel Club.
 
 
 
 
NCL/CCL RESEARCH
 
The KTR (Tibetan Breeds Club Of Germany) are requesting DNA from dogs of all British bloodlines
to help them in their research of the inheritance of NCL/CCL
 
-  click HERE for further information  -
or contact TTA Chairman Mrs Pat Tempest ttachairman@aol.com
 
 
 
 
The Tibetan Terrier Association are very sad to announce
the death of Vice President Mrs Connie Downey (Luneville)
on 14th September, 2009
 

Connie Downey

Connie Downey of Luneville Tibetan Terrier fame passed peacefully away in hospital on the 14th September. Suffering from MS for many years she made light of it, working as a Primary School teacher in Heysham until retirement. 

It was on Heysham dock in the early fifties that John Downey found the little stray and took him home to join their successful kennel of Pointers.  Later to become recognised as a Tibetan Terrier, Ch. Trojan Kynos became the foundation sire of the famous Luneville Tibetan Terriers.

Mating Kynos to Luneville Princess Aureus, a bitch whose dam also had no pedigree on the distaff side, they established a line that became as well known, and eventually even more successful than that of the Lamleh dogs of Dr Agnes Greig. Together with Lamleh, Luneville dogs are to be found in most early pedigrees. 

Their meticulous presentation began to catch the eye of judges.  Luneville “type” was established and recognised as quality.  Many champions were bred at Luneville.  Probably the most famous was “Tweed” or Ch. Luneville Prince Khan, but the list is manifold.

In her passing, the last link with the original founders of the breed in the West has now gone. 

We, who love the breed, owe her huge and lasting thanks and an incalculable debt.  Almost without doubt, had Connie and her devoted husband John not given us Luneville Tibetan Terriers, the breed would have been lost.

Pat Noujaim

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DNA SAMPLES REQUIRED FROM PRA CASES & CARRIERS - SEE BELOW
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to Dr Cathryn Mellersh & her team at the Animal Health Trust on successfully
identifying the mutation for Primary Lens Luxation & for the development of a screening test
 
We are greatly indebted to them, and look forward to the forthcoming availability of the testing kits
 
The response to our appeal for DNA from older dogs has been excellent.
 
Cathryn has agreed to renew the search for a Progressive Retinal Atrophy marker & we now
urgently require DNA from PRA cases & known carriers to aid her work.
A minimum of 12 cases, but preferably 24, is all that we require
Can you help?
 
     please contact either the Animal Health Trust dnatesting@aht.org.uk or TTA Chairman Mrs Pat Tempest ttachairman@aol.com    
 
DNA from dogs overseas can also be donated
Animal Health Trust Link

 

 
 
 
 
 
2010 World Dog Show Denmark
Tibetan Terrier Club Of Denmark
National Championship Show
see HERE for information