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[/pb_text][pb_video el_title="Cerebella Ataxia" video_source_link_youtube="https://youtu.be/asPuwQnBSL0" video_youtube_dimension_width="500" video_youtube_dimension_height="270" video_youtube_autoplay="0" video_youtube_loop="0" video_youtube_autohide="2" video_youtube_cc="0" video_alignment="center" appearing_animation="0" video_sources="youtube" ][/pb_video][pb_text el_title="Text 2" width_unit="%" enable_dropcap="no" appearing_animation="0" ]Cerebellar Ataxia is inherited as a autosomal recessive trait, which means a dog must have two defective copies (one from each parent) to be affected. A dog once tested will be classified as one of the following three classifications:Clear - 2 normal copies of the implicated gene - the dog does not have ataxia, is not a carrier for ataxia and cannot produce carrier or affected offspring.Carrier - 1 normal copy and one defective copy of the implicated gene - the dog is not affected by ataxia but is a carrier of the gene. He can pass the gene onto his offspring.Affected - 2 defective copies of the implicated gene - the dog has ataxia, and will pass the gene onto offspring.The approximate breakdown rate of breeding a clear, carrier and affected dog is as follows:Clear to Clear - 100% ClearClear to Carrier - 50% Clear, 50% CarrierClear to Affected - 100% CarriersCarrier to Carrier - 25% Affected, 25% Clear, 50% CarriersCarrier to Affected - 50% Affected, 50% CarriersAffected to Affected - 100% AffectedIt should be noted if 2 Clear dogs are bred together, the resulting pups are clear by parentage and do not require testing. If you are purchasing a Amstaff pup, please ask the status of the parents Ataxia test results. A test for Cerebellar Ataxia was found in 2008, there is no reason for a breeder not to have their dogs tested.To have your dog tested, please visit Antagene's website. You will need to request a DNA Swab kit from Antagene, once it arrives, take your dog and the test kit to your vet. Your dog will need to be microchipped. The vet will do a non invasive cheek swab and sign all the paperwork for Antagene, send the form and swab back to them along with payment and a few weeks later you will receive a certificate with your dogs status!