Health Inquiry of the Chart
Polski 2005. Summary of the results
This health inquiry was
originally the project of the Finnish Kennel Club making up a part
of the breeding program for a dog breed. We were mainly interested
in the results of this kind of an inquiry. That is why we decided
to perform the task quite regardless of the future of the rest of
the program in the case of the Chart Polski.
This inquiry covers 57
dogs registered in Finland so far. Separate inquiry forms were designed
for breeders and owners. The inquiry was sent to 21 persons, 20 of
which responded. The percentage of the responses was 95% covering
94% of all the dogs. That was a fairly good result. In addition to
Finnish fanciers, two owners from Sweden responded to the inquiry.
Thanks to them once again!
- allergy 4 cases(2 to broiler, 1 to
certain industrial dog food, 1 to dust)
- tumours 4 cases (situated in uterus,
abdomen, mammae, gums)
- pseudopregnancy 3 cases
(enlarged prostata) 3 cases
- overshot 3 cases (2 significant,
of the uterus
- recurrent inflammation of the eye
- coming off nails
- defects in the set of teeth
- chronic problems with the stomach
- intestinal inflammation
2 Causes of death
8 - 12 y.
- long lasting overloading of the kidneys
due to prostatomegaly
- acute paralysis of hind legs (euthanasia)
- high age in general
- tumour in the stomach
below 8 y.
- hurt in an accident 2 cases
- sudden heart
- euthanasia due to problems in the
temperament 2 cases
- eyes not researched
- hips not recearched
- temperament tested 1 dog resulting
temperament, the tendency to agression or immoderate tenderness related
to the structure of the nervous system were regarded as problems.
Snapping and reserved attitude towards strangers were regarded as
problems as well as some kind of unexpectedness in the behaviour.
The strong instinct for chasing and guarding were also mentioned,
but they were not unambiguously regarded as problems. On the other
hand a great deal of the answers think that these charasteristics
can be kept under control with proper training. They also remark that
these traits usually become weaker with years.
5 Other comments
Breeders were asked to seriously pay
attention to developing the temperament of the breed..