Testing for DMS (Dermatomyositis) is the latest testing available for Collies that became available in 2018. By the end of the year we had all of our collies tested. The possible outcomes are "Low", "Moderate", and "High". We were blessed with the good fortune that all of our collies were "Low", the best possible outcome! Report shown below.
Skye is a carrier of CEA. To clarify she is NOT affected with CEA, she is a normal eyed collie that inherited one copy of the gene that makes her a carrier. I am including information and crediting PawPrint Genetics with this information as they can say it far better then I ever could. "Collie Eye Anomaly is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Based on this, and the fact that this dog showed a mutation in one copy of the NHEJ1 gene, this dog is a carrier of this disease. Although dogs that carry only one copy of this mutation will not be clinically affected, if bred with another carrier, the pairing could produce affected offspring. To avoid producing affected offspring, this dog should be bred with dogs that are normal (WT/WT) for this gene."
And so here is my note about mating Skye: We would NEVER breed Skye to another CEA carrier. Lummi, Skye's mate, is a non-carrier of CEA (WT/WT, normal for the NHEJ1 gene). They will never produce "affected" pups with CEA. Since he is a non-carrier and she is a carrier the litter will be 50/50 carriers and non-carriers. Regardless, all of Skye's pups will be DNA tested for CEA or tested by a Vet Certified Ophthalmologist so that I know the status of each pup and so will their new owners. You can read Lummi's test results here.
Skye's Test Results posted below.
AKC - DN42265101
Microchip - 0A02523830
DOB - 3/7/2015
Colley Collies Diamond in the Skye "Skye" is out of our own Colley Collies "Murron" x "Connor". I feel very blessed to have a pup from him before losing him. Skye looks just her dad featured on all of our pages at the top. She is a total genetic combination from both parents, just the sweetest love ever.