Responsible breeders have a "Duty of Care"

  to ensure that all their breeding stock and

puppies are fully tested for any of the

known diseases within their breed.

The following breeds are HIGH risk on the list of breeds that have congenital sensorineural deafness:

Australian Cattle Dogs,

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs


Bull Terriers of both sizes

Australian Shepherds

Border Collies

Old English Sheepdogs

English Setters, just to name a few.

Congenital sensorineural deafness CAN NOT be bred out.
Congenital sensorineural deafness is part of the genetic makeup of the breed.
Congenital sensorineural deafness is recognized as a problem in many dog breeds that carry the piebald and merle gene, ie. those breeds with the white gene in their genetic makeup.
Canine Hearing Tests offer a MOBILE service in the Greater Sydney area, and all regional areas of NSW. Clinics by appointment
Phone 0419 787375 or email [email protected] to book an appointment.

Contact Details

Narelle Hammond (Baercom Technician)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Phone : +61419787375
Email : [email protected]

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