I’d been not spending money — so I’d have it for Nationals. However, I decided I would avoid the vendors in Topeka, and instead spent the fun money to order DM tests for Kip and Inca. Kip was never bred before I neutered him, but his bloodlines are popular. The Dink is now spayed, but she had two litters and it might be helpful for people who either have her puppies, or who have her siblings to know how she tests.
I don’t believe that we should simply never again breed a dog that is a DM carrier, but I do believe the more we know about our dogs’ genetic make-up, the better decisions we can make. Just as the PRA test gave us the power to eradicate PRA, we now have the power to eventually eradicate DM — and for the moment to control its spread. We are the responsible adults in this equation.