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Hi I have a blind deaf double merle border collie I got a few weeks ago. He is very smart, already walking on a leash, potty trained, crate trained, almost have sit, and we have overcome food aggression. This is his first indoor home and he's now 7 months old. I really need some advice on games that border collies like to play that stimulate their mind and use energy that he could play. I know he needs to do something as when he gets bored he spins and chases his tail.
Early Adult Onset Deafness (EAOD) is an inherited deafness that strikes Border Collies in their prime (3-7 yrs). Dogs begin life with normal hearing, and go deaf in adulthood. Research attempting to isolate the gene(s) that cause this condition has been ongoing, and a preliminary DNA test is now available through projectDOG! Contained within the short sequence of DNA that causes EAOD are five mutations close to one another. Each could conceivably alter gene function and produce deafness. It is probable that only one of these mutations is the true cause of EAOD. The current preliminary test
I don't know if this has been posted yet on the boards but I thought people might find it interesting. http://www.cgejournal.org/content/pdf/2052-6687-1-6.pdf Bethany