This is Bailey, she is such a sweet girl. She loves our kids, really loves her toys and peanut treats, lol. She is has a loving, calm disposition.
This is a more recent picture of Bailey, you can see she has put on some healthy weight. Bailey is around 60lbs now
Bailey is an ICH carrier and will only be paired with a clear male.
I have a section on ICH below. What it is, how we prevent it in our puppies and what we are doing to be responsible when offering breeding rights.
Since I am not a scientist, I'm going to leave it to the pros to explain it. There is a link to Animal Genetics' website attached to the "learn more" button, it will tell you all about Ichthyosis.
What I want to explain is, now that we have the knowledge about what it is and how it is passed on, what do we do about it as breeders?
Southern Belle Goldens has made the commitment to not pair two carriers together. Also, when we have a litter with one carrier parent, if we have someone who wants breeding rights from that litter, SBG will pay to test each individual puppy for ICH, and only clear puppies will be considered for full rights. We will do this in efforts to stop the further spread of ICH in our breed. It is far too common for something that can be avoided. And I will be the first to admit we were part of the problem until we knew better.