Para i pan jest jeszcze dźwiga ciężar eksperci przekonani odbicie syndrome and congenital deafness. Not all of these conditions are detectable a growing puppy, and it is impossible to predict whether animal be free of these maladies, which is why you must find a reputable breeder who is committed to breeding the healthiest animals possible. They should be able to produce independent certification that the parents of the dog have been screened for common defects and deemed healthy for breeding. That's where health registries come Ask the breeder to show evidence that a puppy's parents have hip and elbow clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of code of ethics says owners and breeders must x- all dogs before breeding them. If a breeder tells you she doesn't need to do those tests because she's never had problems her lines and her dogs have been vet checked, then you should go find a breeder who is more rigorous about genetic testing. Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances veterinary medicine mean that most cases the dogs can still live a good life. If you're getting a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs her lines and what they died of. Not every Anatolian visit to the vet is for a genetic problem. Common injuries and accidents include snakebite, poisoning with rodent or snail bait, heatstroke and, rural areas, gunshot or trauma from being hit by a car. Anatolians also be prone to bloat, a condition which the stomach distends with air. This can become the more serious condition, gastric torsion or gastric dilatation volvulus if the stomach twists on itself, cutting off the blood supply. Gastric torsion strikes suddenly, and a dog who was fine one minute can be dead a few hours later. Watch for symptoms like restlessness and pacing, drooling, pale gums and lip licking, trying to throw up but without bringing anything up, and signs of pain. Gastric torsion requires immediate veterinary surgery, and most dogs that have bloated once bloat again. That means it's wise to opt for the procedure known as stomach tacking, which keep the stomach from twisting the future. This procedure can also be done as a preventive measure. Because they are large dogs, it's important to wait until the Anatolian's skeletal growth plates have closed before starting this slow-maturing dog on any high-impact activity that involves running or jumping. Walking or hiking are good ways to condition a younger dog. Remember that after you've taken a new puppy into your home, you have the power to protect him from one of the most common health problems: obesity. Keeping Anatolian at appropriate weight is one of the easiest ways to extend his life. Make the most of your preventive abilities to help ensure a healthier dog for life. This is a double-coated breed that sheds heavily. Grooming the Anatolian requires at least weekly brushing daily during the twice yearly shedding season and dogs with a thick, plush coat need to be brushed more frequently. That comes as unpleasant surprise to some people. It's even one of the reasons owners give up Anatolians to rescue. On the plus side, baths are rarely necessary. Brushing usually keeps the coat clean, and the dog has little odor. Anatolians have drop ears, they can be prone to ear infections. Keep the ears clean and dry to prevent bacterial or yeast infections from taking hold. The rest is basic care. Trim the nails as needed, usually every few weeks.