Contact EMDA

Chairman - Steve Bennett - Steve.bennett@gmx.com

Secretary - Karin Hickson - Karin@kichigai.co.uk

Tresurer - Anthony Johnson - Ant_leic@hotmail.com

emdauk@hotmail.com

Committe Members:

Sally McKinlay - Breed Education Co-Ordinator - Blackpanther075@hotmail.com

Rosie Hall

Kyle Hall.

Tracy Cronin

Karl Cronin

Get Our Twice Yearly Newsletter

© 2019 Created by the EMDA Web Team  

Estrela Health

As far as we know, the Estrela Mountain Dog does not commonly suffer from any particular condition, however it is important that both parents are health tested appropriately before a breeding pair is made. There have more recently been some litters suffering from Hip and/or Elbow displasia, all breeds and more so larger breeds of dog have the potential to suffer from hip and/or elbow displasia, but by health testing parents it can help bring these risks down severely. It is important to always buy from health tested parents wherever possible, whether you intend to keep your dog as a pet, show, or both.

 

On this page you will find some links which will hopefully help you understand how hip and elbow dysplaisa is scored and how it effects all breeds. Most of the information is on the British Veterinary Association (BVA website.) If you have any additional questions regarding health testing then please contact us.

Links

Planning on Breeding?

The EMDA believe it is important to promote health testing in dogs, especially if you do plan to breed. Results may influence your breeding pair.

 

Although testing does not guarantee offspring will be clear of conditions it can help you choose the best match of dogs. It is important to take into consideration the individual dogs temprement too.

 

Also, it is advised that you take a look at the dogs previous generations, it's a good idea to know about all health issues from 2-5 generations if possible.

 

There are few litters bred, born and raised within the UK so we think it is important to use the limited gene pool in the UK to create the best dogs possible.

 

If you would like any additional advice or help, please us.

A link to the Kennel Club Website for anyone thinking of breeding.

The Kennel Club: Breeding for health.

On this page you will find some links which will hopefully help you understand how hip and elbow dysplasia is scored and how it effects all breeds. Most of the information is on the British Veterinary Association (BVA website.) If you have any additional questions regarding health testing then please contact us.