Giving Back to The Breed
In 2014 Suribachi Dobermans launched a facebook group that hosts a place for a growing number of breeders and individuals to congregate to discuss the breeds health and vitality. Doberman Health Stats and Clinics group was designed to promote health testing within the breed through online clinics for breeders and individuals. With the aid of this kennel, we were able to work hand and hand with genetic testing labs, to get special discounts for bulk health testing on Dobermans of all ages. As a result these clinics have tested for well over 600 diseases in the breed with results being published on http://www.dobequest.org/ by its recipients. This testing has opened the door so that individuals such as yourself can make responsible, educated decision about the health and future of the Doberman breed, for your new family member. You can participate in this group, by referral only or through emailing myself, the group admin at DHSandClinics@msn.com.
Surbachi Dobermans yields concern for the rapidly decreasing opportunity involving the Dbdob genetic vestibular deafness test has raised awareness within the Doberman community. Fundraisers have been adopted to restore much needed funding to finalize the dna test, to determine dvdob carrier, clear and affected deaf puppies. In one month of fundraising, $4,030 has been reached, however the study requires $30,000 in order to continue the research. Unfortunately not enough funding was reached. Suribachi waits for another time to pounce on the opportunity to get this project finalized so that the testing for vestibular deafness in Dobermans will be easily accessible to all breeders and owners of the Doberman breed.
In 2016, Suribachi Dobermans is focusing on Cardiomyopathy within the breed, and is working on a way to put more heart monitors in breeders hands so that testing for this disease can be done with ease, vrs waiting on a monitor to be available to breeders for rental. This will establish availability for breeders who have dogs that may have cardio, and require being tested every 6 months, vrs yearly. Suribachi Dobermans plans to pioneer the way, to health testing, and resourcing the results for generations to come.
In 2017, Suribachi Dobermans focus is corresponding with breeders and working with DPCA Colleagues to update information on the DPCA Dobequest and filing for prospective dogs Longevity Certificates to where individuals can better navigate through the health of the breed. This information will be useful to bother breeders and prospective owners to research the bloodlines they are intending to bring into their homes or programs. Dobequest can be reached by looking at the following link http://dobequest.org/. Suribachi Dobermans has been in tune with much needed requests in fixing component on dobequest by a data entry correspondence and hopes to assist with fund raising for such a worthy cause in the near future.
Projectdog.org opened Vestibular Disease testing in June 2017., continued support yielding 300 plus samples and funding, enhanced with UK genetics/breeder involvement will hopefully bring this genetic research testing to its conclusion with a written paper for peer review with will allow other labs to off the dna test. This will offer onboarding testing, allowing breeders to test for disease as the prescreen for breeding stock.