This is an inherited disorder that leads to the formation of crystals or stones within the urinary tract. This gives rise to severe pain and, at the least, recurrent infections. The disease is carried on a recessive gene (similar to colour) and as there is the availability of DNA testing by swabs, can now be eradicated with careful & judicious breeding.
Please see the links below for further information & survey results in the UK.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL STOCK IS TESTED ‘NORMAL’ OR ‘CARRIER’ BEFORE BREEDING & THAT A ‘CARRIER’ IS PUT ONLY TO A ‘NORMAL’
International Cystinuria Foundation
Cystinuria in the UK Population of Dogs (The Newfoundland Club)