In 2009, a DNA gene was identified so we can
now test our dogs for DM genes before breeding them.
Every dog gets a DM gene from each
- If they have 2
affected genes, they are At Risk of getting the disease before they turn
15. They can produce Carrier or At Risk offspring.
- If they have 1
affected gene and 1 clear gene, then they are Carriers and will not come down
with the disease, but can produce offspring with DM if they are bred to
another Carrier or an At Risk dog.
- If they are Negative,
then they have 2 normal genes and can only produce Normal or Carrier offspring.
This is why there have not been as many DM
cases in boxers as Heart Disease and Cancer.
Enter the dog's registered name in the field at the top left
without the Ch.
in front of the name or any titles at the end of the name and press
enter. If have trouble finding the dog, try using the kennel name by
DM Genetics Chart
To Send Blood
Sample in for Analysis
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statistics for boxers
are also dog wheelchairs for them to support their back legs.
Eddie's Wheels was highly recommended
to me and they also sell used wheelchairs.
Another site for dog wheelchairs with additional DM information
is the K-9 Cart Company East.
My neighbor has
a boxer with DM. She bought this product below and put them on her
dog and the dog is walking soooo much
better. She has some gripping power now.
The boots are somewhat thick and when her foot slides or
buckles under, it also protects her feet. The boots also don't
seem to come off her feet when she's
At least we now have DNA tests and
can breed boxers who will not develop this disease.