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Double J Dog Ranch - A special place for special dogs

Double J Dog Ranch - A special place for special dogs

At Paw Print Genetics we are passionate about prevention of inherited diseases of dogs. Through modern technologies, there are over 150 inherited diseases that can now be prevented through genetic testing of breeding dams and sires. Through use of the information gained from testing, informed decisions can be made for choosing breeding pairs to avoid producing pups afflicted with certain inherited diseases. Unfortunately however, not everyone that currently breeds dogs is aware of genetic testing availability or the importance of these genetic technologies in the overall well-being of their favorite breed. As a result, thousands of dogs are born every year with diseases that can now be prevented.

While the ability to prevent inherited diseases brings happy thoughts, the outcomes of dogs bred without the use of genetic technologies can be much less joyous. Historically, many dogs born with inherited disease were either euthanized or died due to complications of their condition. However, Paw Print Genetics was recently invited to visit a sanctuary for dogs called Double J Dog Ranch, where dogs with special needs find compassion, training, and eventually their forever home, through adoptions to families prepared for the unique opportunity of owning a special needs dog. Many of ...