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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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Bloat/Torison can be heriditary as a source.
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bloat with torsion? I think that can have a hereditary component. Maybe I am wrong though. GSDs are susceptible, because of their size, the deep chest, etc. But some GSDs seem to be able to carry on right after meals without ever having a problem, and others seem to have a tendency toward this problem.
I asked the vet and he told us no....

Anyways, none of its progenitures has this problem as far as I know untill today's date....
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Sorry - The AKC ring is still rewarding the extreme rears on GSD - was at a show on Saturday and ran into an older couple I have assisted with a rescue - the wife kept saying the dogs looked wrong - they were "funny" looking....the stack had the foot to hock ON THE GROUND - long long stifles, long necks and - oh yes - the gait was extreme - but out of the ring, the dogs looked like they were going to fall down when they walked. WHY DO PEOPLE THINK THIS GOOD:?????????????? Specatators don't like it - only other show people! No - not every dog was that extreme - but there were sure those kinds at the fronts of the few classes I saw....

I heard today a GSD went BOS on Sunday.....which makes me sad if it was an extreme dog.

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I have read that in some case, torsion could be genetic, but it is not proven.
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torsion is more common in deeper chested dogs - so a dog who passes on that conformation trait can pass along the tendency to torsion as it is easier for the stomach to twist where there is more room......

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post #46 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 11:58 PM
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can someone post a pic of a deep chested dog?
I have read about the deep chest-torsion relationship for a long time but to be honest, I don't exactly know how to tell if a dog is deep chested or not.
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