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Vetgen is pleased to announce a new test for Disproportionate Dwarfism in Vizslas. This test is based on a project undertaken with collaborators at the University of Bern. After finding a likely causative mutation in the original research samples and pedigree, we solicited additional samples of dwarf or dwarf related Vizslas from the greater Vizsla community.

To date, this mutation has now been verified in five very unrelated families spread across the entirety of the U.S. In our estimation, the mutation is therefore likely to be rather old and perhaps widespread in the breed. We believe this is the primary cause of dwarfism in Vizslas, but it is important to note that there is a second unidentified cause. A single dwarf from our study does not have this mutation.

Thank you again to all the Vizsla breeders who helped with this project.
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