Great Pyrenees Club of America

 

 

 

Great Pyrenees Dwarf Health Survey

 

 

for year 1999

 

 

18 records submitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by Peggy Watson

Pyrstaf@aol.com


 


This is the basic data asked for, basic statistics of height, weight, age, etc.

Current Age

Death age

Height

Weight

Under/ Over/

Normal

Age at H/W

Male/Female

Altered/Intact

Marked/White

2

 

14”

37

n

2 yrs

female

intact

white

2

 

14”

43

o

2 yrs

female

altered

white

2

 

16”

42

n

2 yrs

female

altered

white

2

 

13”

30

u

2 years

female

intact

white

2

 

14”

40

u

2 years

male

intact

marked

2

 

12”

37

n

1 yr, 8 m

female

altered

marked

-

9wks

-

-

-

-

Female

-

-

1

 

18”

35

n

1 year

female

altered

marked

2

 

15”

42

n

14 mon

female

altered

marked

-

7 mon

-

-

-

 

male

intact

-

-

6 mon

-

-

-

 

male

intact

-

2

 

14.5”

44 lbs

n

14 mon

male

intact

white

6

 

15”

46 lbs

o

 

Male

Intact

marked

3

 

13”

36 lbs

n

3 years

female

altered

marked

1

 

13”

30 lbs

n

1 year

Female

altered

white

5

 

13”

32 lbs(V)

N

5 years

Female

Intact

white

5

 

 

13”

35 lbs

N

5 years

Female

spayed

marked

1

 

14”

26 lbs

N

6 months

Female

Spayed

Marked

 

 

Avg 14.3”

Avg 37 lbs

 

 

M=5, F=13

 

W=7 M=8

ge 1

 

This section of the survey reflects the health problems found in the surveyed dogs. A (V) after the notation indicates that a veterinarian has verified this opinion. It may be a regular vet or a specialist. All other comments are owner comments.

Common points were heavy coat and relatively good health. Most described a hearing loss to some extent, although 2 dogs were reported with normal hearing.

 

Health problems in Litter

Hearing

Vision

Heart

Internal Organs

Structure

Coat

Dewclaws

yes

slight loss

normal

normal

Neurological problem

poor

profuse

normal

yes

slight loss

blind

normal

normal

fair

profuse

normal

yes

slight loss

 

normal

normal

fair

profuse

normal

no

normal

normal

normal

normal

high in rear

profuse

normal

no

normal

normal

normal

normal

excellent

profuse

normal

?

poor

cross-eyed?

fine

fine

short legs, foxy-looking

profuse

normal

-

Hard of hearing

-

-

?

Long in body at 9 weeks

-

-

no

limited

ok

ok

ok

short upper arms

thick

yes-removed

no

slight loss

Normal (V)

normal

normal

sound-hips and elbows checked(V)

heavy

missing 1 in rear

no

slight loss

Normal (V)

normal

normal

sound-hips and elbows checked(V)

heavy

fine

no

slight loss

Normal (V)

normal

normal

sound-hips and elbows checked(V)

heavy

fine

no

slight loss

Normal (V)

normal

normal

sound-hips and elbows checked

heavy

normal

 

Deaf

Normal

Normal

Normal

High in rear

Heavy

normal

no

slight loss

Normal (V)

Normal (V)

Normal (V)

high in rear poor front

heavy

normal

No

Impaired

Good

Normal

Normal

No bowing in legs, proportionate

TONS

Triples in rear

No

Impaired

Normal

Normal

Normal

-

-

Normal

no

impaired

Normal

Normal

Normal

-

-

normal

?

Slight loss

Normal

Normal

Normal

?

Heavy

normal

ge 2

 

 

 

These are the statistics on the whole litter and how many dwarfs were born. It also averages the number affected in each litter.

 

Number of Pups

In Litter

Number Alive

at 6 weeks

# of dwarfs

in litter

Percentage

affected

7

7

3

43%

7

7

3

43%

7

7

3

43%

8

8

2

25%

8

8

2

25%

?

?

2

?

?

?

1

?

2

2

1

50%

9

6

4

44%

9

6

4

44%

9

6

4

44%

9

6

4

44%

2

2

1

50%

9

9

1

11%

12

8

1

12.5%

5

5

2

40%

5

5

2

40%

?

?

1

?

 

3

 

These are owner comments on temperament and quality of life. These are the owner’s own words.

 

Temperament

Overall Health

Quality of Life

Intelligence

Acceptance among

other dogs

excellent

good

high

very smart

good

excellent

perfect

high

very smart

good

excellent

good

high

very smart

good

excellent, extremely smart

perfect

very high

very smart

good – but is pushy

excellent, extremely smart

perfect

very high, spoiled rotten

very smart

good

friendly, well behaved

good

good

obeys sometimes

good

sweet, loving, gentle

perfect

excellent

good

good

confident, outgoing, happy

good

excellent

above average

good

confident happy

good

excellent

above average

good

more alpha, challenged other males

good

excellent

eager to please

males not accepting of other males

good, confident, loving, outgoing

good

excellent

above average

full acceptance

excellent

excellent

excellent

very intelligent

good

dominant but friendly & pleasant

good

excellent, spoiled

EXTREMELY intelligent

good, but is the boss

-

Good

Good

-

-

-

Good

Good

-

-

Friendly, sweet

Good

Good

Smart

good

 

 

 

 

e 4

 

 

These are other owner comments submitted and often gauge overall health, and list unique characteristics.

 

Other

has had normal heats beginning at 22 months

likes to play with other dogs

largest at birth, routine physicals have been done, has regular heats, has attended obedience school

Very sound dog

was a registered litter, backyard breeder, happy dog

happy puppy

vet checked very thoroughly

hit by car and killed at 6 months

killed by another dog at 7 months

has a CD title and displays excellent training skills

Extremely intelligent, manipulative, spoiled

Has never had heats that the owner has noticed - happy dog

Happy dog

Rescue dog

 

 

 

 

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