This Health Survey is for Breeders and Owners of Field/Working Cockers. We hope to identify possible emerging breed-related health concerns and enable appropriate actions to prevent an increased incidence.  ALL responses are completely confidential and there is no way to identify respondents.  We appreciate you time and candor.  We are asking you to report on dogs that you have owned/bred during the PAST FIVE YEARS ONLY. All results will be available after the closing date with a statistical analysis based on each answer calculated by the number of people responding to the given question.  PLEASE answer all the questions to the best of your ability.

Each question requires an answer or you can't move to the next question.  The survey takes approximately 13 minutes.
General Information

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* 1. During the past five years I have owned______adult working/field cockers.

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* 2. I am a breeder of Field/Working cockers.

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* 3. How many litters have you had during the past five years?

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* 4. What is your average litter size?

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* 5. My ECS are personal hunting dogs.

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* 6. My ECS are actively involved in Field Events.

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* 7. How would you rate the overall health of your dogs during the past five years?

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* 8. What is the average life-span of your dogs?

Puppy Concerns

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* 9.  Puppy concerns?

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* 10. Cleft palate?

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* 11. Swimmer pups?

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* 12. Bite problems -permanent teeth?

Cardiology

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* 13. Have you had congenital heart defects?

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* 14. Have any of your dogs developed cardiomyopathy?

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* 15. If you answered YES to cardiomyopathy what was the age range of the dog?

Cancer

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* 16. Have you had a dog with Anal Sac Carcinoma?

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* 17. If you answered YES to Anal Sac Carcinoma, how old was the dog when DX'd?

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* 18. Other cancer?

Endocrine

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* 19. Have you had hypothyroidism by age 4?

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* 20. Have you had a dog with Cushing's Disease?

Autoimmune Disease

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* 21. Have you had Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia? (IMHA)

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* 22. Have you had Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia? (ITP)

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* 23. Have you had a dog affected with Addison's Disease?

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* 24. If you answered YES to Addison's Disease, how old was the dog at diagnosis?

Gastrointestinal

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* 25. Irritable Bowel Disease?

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* 26. Chronic Pancreatitis?

Kidney

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* 27. Stones?

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* 28. Chronic Kidney Disease?

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* 29. If you answered YES to Chronic Kidney Disease, what was the age of onset?

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* 30. If you answered YES to Chronic Kidney Disease, was it TICK INDUCED?

Liver

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* 31. Have you encountered chronic hepatitis?

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* 32. Liver shunt?

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* 33. Other liver abnormality?

Metabolic Disorders

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* 34. Do you have a dog that was diagnosed with Phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency? (A recessive disease that prevents metabolism of glucose into energy resulting in exercise intolerance and muscle disease).

Neurological/Neuromuscular

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* 35. Seizure disorder?

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* 36. If you answered YES to seizures, what was the age of onset?

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* 37. Do you have a dog affected with Adult Onset Neuropathy? (AON)

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* 38. Have you DNA tested any dog for Adult Onset Neuropathy? (AON)

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* 39. Have you experienced a dog affected with Acral Mutilation Syndrome?

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* 40. If you answered YES to AMS, at what age did the dog show EARLY symptoms?

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* 41. If you DNA tested a dog under one year old that had a result of 'Affected/At Risk' did the dog develop disease after one year of age?

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* 42. Do you have a dog that tested 'Affected/At Risk' that is over a year old that only shows sensitivity to pain/heat?

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* 43. Do you have a dog that tested 'Affected/At Risk' for AMS that is over age 5 that does NOT show sensitivity or any damage to the toes or feet?

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* 44. Do you use the DNA test for AMS?

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* 45. Have you had a dog with Exercise Induced Collapse? (EIC)

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* 46. If you answered YES to EIC, how old was the dog when symptoms began?

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* 47. Congenital Deafness?

Ocular

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* 48. Have you had a dog DNA tested 'Affected/At Risk' for prcd form of PRA?

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* 49. If you answered YES to DNA testing with a result of 'Affected/At Risk' did the dog develop prcd later in life?

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* 50. If you answered NO, the dog did not develop prcd, what age was the last clinical exam to support NO disease was present?

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* 51. Have you had a dog clinically diagnosed with another form of PRA?

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* 52. If you answered YES, how old was the dog at the time of that clinical exam?

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* 53. Retinal Folds?

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* 54. Juvenile Cataracts? (Develop during puppyhood).

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* 55. Check all that you've experienced in your dogs:

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* 56. Do you DNA test your dogs for prcd/pra?

Orthopedic

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* 57. Do you xray hips and submit films to OFA or Penn Hip?

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* 58. Have you had hip dysplasia?

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* 59. If you answered YES to hip dysplasia was the dog:

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* 60. Have you had patella luxation (slipped stifle/s)?

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* 61. If you answered YES to patella luxation was the dog:

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* 62. Have you had a dog affected with Short Toe Syndrome?

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* 63. How many affected dogs have you had during the past five years?

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* 64. If you answered YES to short toe please check all that apply:

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* 65. If you've had short toes do you think the affected dog/s were:

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* 66. Have you used a dog that is affected with short toe syndrome in your breeding program?

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* 67. Have you experienced Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)? (Joints in the spine)

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* 68. Chondrodystrophic? Short front legs that are bowed or crooked?

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* 69. Have you had a dog with elbow dysplasia or painful elbows?

Miscellaneous Questions

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* 70. Are you a member of the ECSCA?

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* 71. Is your main interest the sport of hunting and/or trialing?

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* 72. Do you live in the USA?

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* 73. If not, where?

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* 74. How important are health concerns to you?

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* 75. What TWO traits do you value most in your dogs?

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* 76. How would you rate this survey?

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