Exercise Induced Collapse
Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) is an autosomal recessive genetic
disorder causing affected dogs to suffer from a loss of muscle control
following periods of extreme exercise.
Breeding dogs with EIC
Following is a breakdown of what EIC test results mean:
So when breeding you don’t want to breed two carriers together, or two
affected together, or an affected to a carrier. ALWAYS have a clear dog in
the breeding. Here is what has been found.
- Carriers: Dogs carry 1 of the mutant EIC genes. They do NOT have EIC
and will never “collapse”.
- Affected: These dogs have 2 of the mutant EIC genes. Affected dogs
might collapse – but might exhibit any outward signs of the condition.
- Clear: These dogs don’t carry any mutant EIC genes at all.
So the bottom line to all of this madness is to try to breed all clear puppies,
and avoid breeding any affected puppies.
- A Clear dog to a Clear dog = Clear puppies
- A Clear dog to a Carrier dog = ½ Clear and ½ Carrier puppies
- A Clear dog to an Affected dog = All Carriers
- A Carrier dog to a Carrier dog = ½ Carriers ¼ Clear and ¼ Affected
- A Carrier dog to an Affected dog = ½ Carrier and ½ Affected (Shouldn’t
- An Affected dog to an Affected dog = All Affected (Shouldn’t breed)
Dee and Sao are clear via parentage