|The Alaskan Malamute Club of American was one of the first to recognize Chondrodysplasia and to work toward a formal study of the problem. The
Minnesota Malamute Club site has an informative site about the condition in their breed.
The Alaskan Malamute Research Foundation has been funding DNA research into the condition.
photo copyright American Malamute Club of America
|Chondrodystrophy is being studied in Beagles through DNA studies at the University of California, Berkeley at the same lab that has offered to do the DNA study for dwarf Pyrs.||
Note the bowed front legs
|In Labrador Retrievers it is associated with serious retinal defects and blindness.|
|The American Chesapeake Club is cooperating with a study being done at UC Davis concernint dwarfism in their breed and are looking for additional participants.|
|German Shepherd Dogs have a type called pituitary dwarfism and is believed to be of different inheritance than that Malamutes or Pyrs.|
|UC Davis is studying dwarfism in PBGVs...|
|...and a similar condition in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers|
|Jack Russel Terriers are affected|
|And here's a chondrodysplastic Akita|