Basenji Health Results

Disease Testing with Health Results

The following is a list of every Basenji bred or owned by myself along with all known health testing conducted on each dog. Click on drop down menu below and then click the sort button to list the results in ascending or descending order. Where a disease has no result it is unknown if the dog has been assessed for that disease and therefore should be considered as not being tested.  A range of tests and screening process are conducted in the Tambuzi Health Management Program:

  • DNA testing for diseases; Fanconi Syndrome, Late on-set Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
  • Hip evaluation
  • Eye screening; all puppies at 6-7 weeks old, plus adults are tested periodically
  • DNA profiling of every puppy bred with health status
  • DNA parentage verification of every puppy bred. This offers certain assurances to puppy buyers.

Where possible I ‘blanket’ test dogs bred. This means that whole litters are tested not just the one that I am keeping. I eye screen all puppies at 6-7 weeks. Testing whole litters gives a holistic picture of health issues. Whereas, luck might have it that the one pup kept for breeding is tested normal but does not reflect the results of the litter mates; the pathology of a disease might be present in other puppies. The health issue might have been expressed in other puppies that were not screened.

Testing for disease in a methodical and scientific manner will ultimately uncover health issues if they exist. Recessive disorders can remain ‘hidden’ for generations. Finding carriers is a good thing. If you don’t look you shall not find! If you don’t find issues they cannot be managed or eliminated. Finding a health concern in a bloodline is not a slur on the breeder. Breeders that test for health issues should be commended for spending the time, money and effort managing the issue. The same cannot be said of those breeders who do not test, test and do nothing and/or are not educated in the health concerns of the breed. Ultimately, it is extremely important that breeders understand the concept of breeding quality dog who might be carriers of a disease. These carriers can be safely bred to a normal without any of the resulting puppies becoming sick with the disease. Eliminating quality carriers from any bloodline is totally unnecessary and will have a deleterious affected on the gene pool and diversity of the breed.

The table below is a concise list of results. By clicking on the dogs Registered Name link the individuals full profile will be displayed. This will give more information on any ‘affected’ status.

In the case of PPM the findings in my dogs is extremely minute in some cases amounting to one or two minute strands. Even though the certificate might state ‘normal eyes’ or ‘PPM of no clinical significance’, for transparency and correctness, the report below will list these dogs as being ‘affected’.

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Total Records Found: 48, showing 50 per page
Registered NameDoBLitterDNA ProfileFanconi SyndromePKD (HA)PRA: Late OnsetEyes TestedOFAPennHIP DIPennHIP DJD
Debrak On The Road Again (AI) December 31, 1899 Yes Normal Normal Normal Yes Excellent
Tamsala Fire And Ice June 15, 1997 Yes Normal Normal Yes Excellent
Tambuzi The Tamperer (AI) May 16, 1999 01 Yes Normal Yes Excellent
Tambuzi Take That (AI) May 15, 1999 01 No Yes Excellent
Tambuzi Tism May 15, 1999 01 No No
Tambuzi Triekeei May 15, 1999 01 No No
Tambuzi Kelele (exp USA) June 16, 2000 02 No Probably Normal Yes Good L: 0.39 R: 0.39 L: None R: None
Tambuzi Tambulika June 15, 2000 02 No No
Tambuzi Johari June 15, 2000 02 No No
Tambuzi Tufani June 16, 2000 02 No No
Tambuzi Totally Trifik June 22, 2001 03 Yes Probably Carrier Yes
Tambuzi Totally Tamika June 22, 2001 03 Yes Yes Good
Tambuzi Totally Taboo June 22, 2001 03 Yes Normal Normal Carrier Yes Excellent
Tambuzi Totally ItN Abit June 22, 2001 03 No
Tambuai Totally On Fire June 21, 2001 03 No Yes
Tambuzi Maximum Ovadrive June 5, 2003 04 Yes Probably Normal Yes Good
Tambuzi Maximum Effect June 5, 2003 04 No No
Tambuzi Maximum Impact June 5, 2003 04 No No
Tambuzi Maximum Velocity June 5, 2003 04 No No
Tambuzi Jeset Jensen June 19, 2005 05 No Probably Carrier
Tambuzi Jetset To Jerlin June 19, 2005 05 Probably Normal
Tambuzi Jetset Jaxon June 19, 2005 05
Tambuzi Jetset Jimmy 05
Tambuzi Secret Keeper December 31, 1899 06 Yes Normal Normal Carrier Yes Good
Tambuzi Isleof Azzkaban June 16, 2006 06 Yes Probably Carrier Yes
Tambuzi Gubraithian Fire June 16, 2006 06 Yes Yes
Tambuzi At Light Speed July 2, 2007 07 Yes Normal Normal Normal Yes Good
Tambuzi Slip Stream July 2, 2007 07 No Probably Carrier Yes Excellent
Tambuzi Temperal Shift July 2, 2007 07 No Probably Carrier Yes
Tambuzi Singularity July 2, 2007 07 No Probably Carrier Yes
Tambuzi Warp 10 July 2, 2007 07 No Probably Carrier Yes
Tambuzi How Soon Is Now June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Normal Carrier Yes Good
Tambuzi Boom Boom Pow June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi Viva La Vida June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi Se A Vida E June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi Shut Up And Drice June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi Take On Me June 30, 2010 08 Yes Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Sherpaof Annapurna July 1, 2012 09 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Rinpocheof Qinghai July 1, 2012 09 Yes Normal BPH Normal Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Lhkpa La July 1, 2012 09 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Kangchenjunga July 1, 2012 09 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi Secret of Roan Inish June 24, 2014 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal Carrier Yes
Tambuzi The Isle of Avalon December 31, 1899 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Carrier Yes Excellent
Tambuzi Tutanekai June 23, 2013 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Carrier Yes
Tambuzi The Nine Worlds June 23, 2013 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Fian Warrier June 23, 2013 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
Tambuzi The Seventh Wave June 24, 2013 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal Yes
Tambuzi The Valkyrie June 23, 2013 10 Yes Normal BPH Normal BPH Yes
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