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                                                                              Adding 20 new Veterans for this revision - Dec 2017

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Achieving good longevity in the Bernese that I breed at Dharmansk has become an integral commitment to my breeding program. My approach for breeding embraces individuals (lines) demonstrating good longevity. My plan acknowledges these individuals and each litter includes in the parentage  combination , partners with this  known longevity lineage.  I believe,  and overseas studies support, that longevity has genetic expression and therefore I will continue with earnest, this work,  in my breeding program to maximize genetic penetration of longevity in the Dharmansk Breeding Program. The results so far are very rewarding and consolidating.

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                                                     Tribute to "Bella" Harmsworth 13.5 years

                                                         

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                                                  Tribute to "Zali " Lees  13.25 years               

    

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                                                          Tribute to  "Zhali"  Carvill 12 years

           

                                    

   

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                                        Tribute to "Charlie" Gall - 13 th year  27.12.01 - 16.11.14

                                       

                                                         

               

 

                                

                 Group shot - Charlie (far right) with litter mates and affectionately referred to as "Launch Pad"

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                                             Tribute to "Abbey" Clemens 13th year  27.12.01 - 11.1.14

               

                         

                       

                                                                

                                                                           Abbey (3rd from the left) and litter mates

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                                       Tribute to "Nanya" Carvill  11 years    27.12.01

            

    " sit up for a treat"           

                                     

                                                   Nanya          

                   

                                                                      

                     Nanya (Left singing) Barney, Abbey, and her litter mates (Charlie right also singing)

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                                               Tribute to "Barney" Woodhead  11 years  

            

                                         Barney                

                             

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                                                    Tribute to "Mia" Carvill/Scheppokat   11.75 yrs

          

                       

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                Tribute to "Bonny" - Dharmansk Foundation Girl -Vindissa Freya 10  years

               

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BREEDERS AND LONGEVITY

 From  “Alpenhorn” The Official Publication of the Bernese Mountain Dog of America

 Excerpts quoted directly from the article from the recent symposium in Switzerland

 “Genetic Progress in the Fight against Histiocytic Sarcoma

   Development of a Genetic Pre-test for Breeders Selection “

 “Histiocytic diseases ….breed specific genetic disorders ..have become of significant concern to BMD, Rottweiller and Retriever owners in the USA and Europe in recent years…….studies suggested a multigenic mode of inheritance based on the work by Benoit Hedan…To study this cancer, since 2003 we have collected in CNRS Rennes over 2000 blood samples and 500 tissue sample of BMD’s. The collaboration with Elaine Ostranders’s lab and our team, previously funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, allowed us to identify several loci associated with susceptibility to histiocytic cancers……….To investigate the possible roles of these loci and their interaction, we analyzed 1000 French BMD’s….Genetic analyses confirmed the involvement of at least five loci with an interaction between the two major loci. A paper on recent discoveries regarding interaction of these markers is pending.

Analysis of the risk and protective genotypes from French BMD’s allowed us to propose a statistical model ‘estimating’ the risk of histiocytic sarcoma development….we considered that these first genetic tests could be used to provide breeders a pre-test useful for selection in their kennel….it was divided into three scores (A, B and C) On the French tested BMD population, dogs with a score A were estimated to have four times more chance to be healthy dogs (older than 10 year) while dogs with a C score were estimated to have four times more risk to be affected by HS. We validated their use with recent collaboration of the French BMD club and several French breeders on multi-generation families….. This pre test is intended to help breeders in their selection and breeding programs and should be used as a selection factor amoung others (hip dysplaysia, confirmation, behavior etc) and not to be detrimental to genetic diversity. ….Research is ongoing…grant fully funded by Joye Neff’s Berner Lover Fund”….…

 …It is a RISK test to be used as a tool for selection

          Not all dogs at risk (IndexC) will develop cancer BUT a majority will

•          Not all dogs with a  good index (Index A) will be healthy, BUT a majority will

         Advice to breeders is to keep genetic diversity

•          This index should be just one of many selection criteria. If a dog with a C Index has a number of other positive qualities, mate it with Index A or B dogs

•          Avoid Index C X C matings

•          Select for future breedings dogs in the litter "

  summation – This is an amazing development and step forward for longevity in the Bernese Mountain Dog and addresses specifically improved breeding strategies.  To comprehensively implement such a test, the research, sample collection, analysis and data will be ongoing for many years to come. 

 This is validation of the genetic and heritable component in breeding good longevity from individuals/lines that demonstrate longevity and good health.

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                                       Tribute to "Newman"  Mason 30.3.03 - Dec 2013 

     

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                                                     Tribute to "Panda" Carvill  9th  year

          

                       

                                                  Panda 

                                   

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                                                         "Rusty"  Fenn  Veteran     *

                     

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                                                   Tribute to "Katie" Carvill  8  years

                                  

                                                                                               Katie  

                        

                        

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                                                        Tribute to "Maddy" Nuske 7 years

                        

                             

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                                                              " Sam" Toh Veteran  *

                 

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                               Tribute to  "Zollie"  Nolan-Qualtrough     9 years     23.03.04 - 27.10.13

                        

                                                 Zollie

                     

       

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                                                                            Tribute to  "Anastasia"  11th year

                                                           

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                                                  Tribute to  "Teddy" Bietenholz  8th year

                           

                                                      Teddy

                                 

 

                                                                  

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                                                       Tribute to "Nanna"  Osborne 7th year

                                     

 

                            

                                              Nanna

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                                               Tribute to "Roxy" Arnhold    10.75 yrs

                                            

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                                    Tribute to "Samson" Johnson    14.04.05  - October 2013                             

                                                                                    

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                                                 Tribute to "Ganesha" Kreiger ~11 yrs

                                   

                                           Ganesha

                                  

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                                                 Tribute to Veteran "Tarjh" Woodhead     10 years

                                                       

                              

                     Tarjh & Barney

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                                                 Tribute to "Gus" Cole         27.08.05 -  23.12.13

                            

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                                             Tribute to "Samyia"  Bietenholtz     27.08.05 - 4.07.13         

                         

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                                      Veteran   "Asha"   27.08.05   *

                                             

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                                           Tribute to  "Tarjh"  Johnstone     12.11.05 - 31.07.13             

                         

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                                           Tribute to  Veteran  "Tara"  Roxburgh               12.11.05 - April 2016

                               

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                                                          Tribute to  Mr Princely   21.12.06  -  5.05.15

                     

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                                                  Tribute to Miss  "Charlie"  Lonergan 21.12.06  - March 2015

                                      

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                                                                                      Tribute to  "Bear"  Stafford

                       

               

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                                           Celebrating   Veteran  "Ruby"  Carvill  DOB   11.07.07

       

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                                                        Celebrating   Veteran  "Balto"  Uren  DOB    28.2.08 

           

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                                                    Tribute to Veteran   "Holly"  Milne  DOB   28.2.08 - 2017 9 years

                         

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                                                       Tribute to   Veteran   "Maggie"   Johnstone      28.2.08 - Dec 2016

                                    

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                                 Celebrating   Veteran  "Cooper"  Hadingham  24.9.08

            

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                                              Tribute to   Veteran   "Romi"  Bennett  24.9.08

                  

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                                                       Celebrating   Veteran  "Lassie"  Carvill   26.2.09

  

     

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                                           Celebrating   Veteran  " Odee"  Carvill  26.2.09 

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                                                   Celebrating  Veteran  "Ruby" Wilson  26.2.09 

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                                   Celebrating   Veteran  "Chocolate"  Riley  26.2.09

                                                     

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                                 Celebrating   Veteran   "Zeb" Nolan- Qualtrough  24.1.10

 

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                                               Celebrating Veteran  "KL"  McFee 24.1.10

       

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                                                     Tribute to "Lincoln" Keir  24.1.10

      

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                                            Celebrating  Veteran "Kobi"  La Salle  24. 1.10

           

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                                                 Celebrating   Veteran "Bear"  Carvill    14.9.10

   

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                                              Celebrating  Veteran "Bruno"  La Salle  14.9.10

          

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                                              Celebrating Veteran " Barney"  Ormes  14.9.10

                          

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                                         Celebrating   Veteran  "Buffey"  Bietenholtz  14.9.10

     

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                                            Celebrating  Veteran "Piper" Mitchell    14.9.10

                                            

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                                          Celebrating  Veteran "Pandora"  Melbom     10.12.10

                

   

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                                          Celebrating  Veteran  "Pia"  Carvill      10.12.10

   

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                                         Tribute to Veteran "Loki"  Bice     10.12.10 - Oct 2017

                                                         

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                                       Celebrating  Veteran "Tango" Stogner      10.12.10

     

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                                                                          Tribute to  Veteran "Riley" Johnstone      10.12.10 - March 2018

     

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                2011 Dharmansk Veteran Celebration !!

A Veteran Bernese Mountain Dog is described as one having attained the age of 7 years.

Being a Veteran Bernese is a really important milestone.

Today we have a very special celebration for the Bernese bred by me having attained the age of 7 years plus

                         

     Bella  13.5  years     21/12/97 to 12/7/2011                                                                             Zhali    12 years     24/12/97 to 27/12./09                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

        

 Nanya 10 yrs   27/12/2001 →      Gemma 10 yrs  27/12/2001       Barney 10 yrs     27/12/2001 →              Charlie 10  yrs    27/12./2001 →             Abbey10 yrs 27/12/2001         

               

               Panda 8+ yrs   30/3/03  →                                 &   Newman  now 8+ yrs  30/3/03              Bernese right to left , Bella with , Panda  & Newman now 8+ shown here both about 6 months

 

 

Rusty  7+ yrs    2/3/2004                     ia 7+ yrs   2/3/2004                         Katie  7+ yrs   2/3/2004              Maddy Jnr 7+ yrs   2/3/2004                   Zali Jnr 7+   yrs 2/3/2004        Sam 7+ yrs 2/3/2004

 

                           

                                                   Zollie 7 yrs + 23/3/2004                                                              &  Anastasia as a puppy 23/3/2004                                

Achieving good longevity in the Bernese that I breed at Dharmansk has become an integral commitment to my

breeding program.

Today we have something special to celebrate with these Bernese achieving their Veteran Milestone !!!

At Dharmansk my approach for breeding embraces individuals (lines) demonstrating good longevity.

My plan acknowledges these individuals and each litter includes in the parentage combination  partners with

 this  known longevity lineage. I believe, and overseas studies support, that longevity has genetic expression

 and therefore  I will continue with earnest,  this work,  in my breeding program to maximize genetic penetration of

 longevity in the Dharmansk breeding program. The results so far are very rewarding and consolidating.

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