Author Archives: Bitten

Comparison of single- versus seven-day Holter analysis for the identification of dilated cardiomyopathy predictive criteria in apparently healthy Doberman Pinscher dogs

Comparison of single- versus seven-day Holter analysis for the identification of dilated cardiomyopathy predictive criteria in apparently healthy Doberman Pinscher dogs T. Gunasekaran, BVSc & AH, N.B. Olivier, PhD, R.A. Sanders, MS Received 12 March 2019; received in revised form 13 January 2020; accepted 22 January 2020 Abstract Introduction: The primary objective of this study… Read More »

European Society of Veterinary Cardiology screening guidelines for dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers

European Society of Veterinary Cardiology screening guidelines for dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers G. Wess, DVM, Dr. habil. DACVIM-CA, DECVIM-IM, DECVIM-CA a,*, O. Domenech, DVM, MSc, DECVIM-CA b, J. Dukes-McEwan, BVMS, MVM, PhD, DVC, DECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS c, J. Häggström, DVM, PhD. DECVIM-CA d, S. Gordon, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM-CA Received 22 March 2017; received in… Read More »

Lifespan in dog breeds

Lifespan in dog breeds author – Bitten Jönsson A topic which is discussed over and over again – longevity in dogs seem to be a multifactored cause, some of these can be – genetic disease – size of breeds – diversity of breeds but also the age of the parents to the offspring – and… Read More »

Y chromosome haplotype analysis in purebred dogs

Danika L. Bannasch,1 Michael J. Bannasch,2* Jeanne R. Ryun,1* Thomas R. Famula,3 Niels C. Pedersen4 1Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA 2Center for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA 3Department of Animal Science, University of California,… Read More »

The impacts of inbreeding, drift and selection on genetic diversity in captive breeding populations

JANNA R. WILLOUGHBY,* NADIA B. FERNANDEZ,† MAUREEN C. LAMB,† JAMIE A. IVY,‡ ROBERT C. LACY§ and J. ANDREW DEWOODY*† *Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 715 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, †Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 715 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA, ‡Global Collections Department, San… Read More »

A missense variant in the titin gene in Doberman pinscher dogs with familial dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death

Kathryn M. Meurs1  · Steven G. Friedenberg2 · Justin Kolb5 · Chandra Saripalli5 · Paola Tonino5 · Kathleen Woodruff1 · Natasha J. Olby1 · Bruce W. Keene1 · Darcy B. Adin1 · Oriana L. Yost1 · Teresa C. DeFrancesco1 · Sunshine Lahmers3 · Sandra Tou1 · G. Diane Shelton4 · Henk Granzier5 Received: 12 August 2018 / Accepted: 4 January 2019 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019 Abstract The dog provides a large animal model of familial dilated cardiomyopathy for the study of important aspects of this common… Read More »

Doberman pinschers present autoimmunity associated with functional autoantibodies: A model to study the autoimmune background of human dilated cardiomyopathy

PLoS One. 2019; 14(7): e0214263. Published online 2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214263 Gerhard Wess, Conceptualization, Project administration, Supervision,1 Gerd Wallukat, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology,2 Anna Fritscher, Investigation, Methodology,1 Niels-Peter Becker, Investigation, Writing – original draft,2 Katrin Wenzel, Investigation, Methodology,2 Johannes Müller, Conceptualization, Project administration, Supervision,2 and Ingolf Schimke, Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Project administration, Supervision, Writing… Read More »

Dobermann foundation in Russia

Russia A short overview of dogs which have been noted as a part of the upstart of the Dobermann breed in Russia. Mrs. Gerda M Umlauf states, that import to Russia should have taken place already in/around 1907 – there is unfortunately no direct confirmation of this. It seem more likely that dogs from the… Read More »

Dobermann foundation in Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia A short overview of dogs which have been noted as a part of the upstart of the Dobermann breed in Czechoslovakia (Philipp Grünig) – which seem to start up before the 1st. W W. The first dog found, is the female DRAGA V D SEDANSRUH – a full sibling to Stella v Hessen, hence… Read More »