Voluntary Open Health Registry

Health & Genetics Page

The purpose of the Voluntary Open Health Registry is to collect health and genetic information on Tibetan Terriers. The record of confirmed cases of specific health problems in Tibetan Terriers are published and available to breeders, giving them a reliable source of health information. It enables breeders to make informed and responsible breeding decisions based upon reliable information with the hope of reducing the incidence of health problems in the Tibetan Terrier.

The Tibetan Terrier Club of America, Inc. encourages ALL breeders and owners of Tibetan Terriers to participate in this registry. Any breeder, co-breeder, owner, and/or co-owner listed on the AKC Registration Certificate may submit an affected dog’s name for inclusion in the registry. Dogs affected with the following conditions are eligible for inclusion in the Voluntary Open Health Registry: Cataracts, Deafness, Hip Dysplasia, Lens Luxation, Patella Luxation, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. All of the conditions are known problems in Tibetan Terriers and can be documented by objective testing.

The Registry contains the registered name of the affected dog, the AKC Registration number, sex, date of birth, and the condition diagnosed. The names of the sire and dam of the affected dog also appear in the Registry. Quarterly publication of new listings, if any, will be made in the TTCA Newsletter, thereby notifying TTCA members. In addition, The Journal of the TTCA contains a full description and a complete listing of entered dogs as of the deadline for that publication in order to preserve a record for future breeders of Tibetan Terriers. Further information is also available on the TTCA website, or from VOHR Administrator Kim Ivie (email).



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