Exactly as the (rather long) title says, really. In some breeds, even a tiny proportion of dogs being diagnosed seems to lead to recognition that whatever it is could be a problem, and should be monitored/tested for. But in others, things seem to be ignored. I was looking at Japanese chin for my project, since they’d improve the muzzle quicker than papillons, have drop ears, and have a quieter temperament, and thought I was on to a winner when I read on their club website that there are no recognised health issues. Then I read the KC health survey, and 30% of them die of heart problems. ‘So which is it?’ I’m thinking.
Any ideas when something should start being tested for? Opinions? Comparisons with breeds people here are into?