Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis &
Polyneuropathy (or JLPP for short) in Rottweilers
This is a recently identified devastating disease in
Rottweiler puppies that start s to show up at about 3 or 4 months of
age.. Affected puppies usually die or have to be put down.
This is NOT
a contagious disease, bit an hereditary condition. All dog breeds
usually have some form of hereditary condition but Rottweiler
breeders, by testing and good breeding practices will eventually
Buying A Rottweiler
Identifying the genetic marker for JLPP is good news. Please
panic. Do not let this put you off. With careful and ethical
breeding practises, breeders can guarantee puppy buyers from their
puppy becoming AFFECTED with JLPP. In time breeders can easily
eradicate this disease with careful and ethical breeding practises. There is absolutely no reason
for puppy buyers to be scared. All the puppy buyers needs to do is
ask the breeder to show them official documentation that the sire
and dam of your puppy are either BOTH JLPP CLEAR
only one of
them is a CARRIER. Do NOT take their word for it. The key is to ensure that
carriers are never bred to each other so that no affected
pups are produced.
Breeders and ANKC registered breeders who are
NOT testing for JLPP, must
be steered clear of as they have the real potential of breeding
AFFECTED puppies. This is an incredibly shocking disease to see
developing in a young puppy. No breeder or puppy owner ever wants to
go through this. Most puppies die before 9 months of age from this
insidious disease, usually fatal or euthanized by 5-7 months old.
**Rottweiler breeders who tell you that JLPP is not in Australia are
sadly very mistaken.
**Rottweiler breeders who tell you that JLPP is not in their lines
must be able to back up this statement with "VERIFIED" and
documented test results. Insist on seeing the results and ensure
they are verified (taken by a vet) results, not from swabs they collected themselves.
heartbreaking video of JLPP affected puppies
article on JLPP