I was going to post this on the thread that has just been closed (I understand why.)
I think that we can become a bit blase about PL and other hereditary conditions if they don't affect our own Chihuahuas/dogs. This pic, I hope, shows the reality of the condition, poor little Jago was under a year old when he needed surgery.
Thankfully we saw a great vet who specialises orthopaedics and Jago is now able to get around really well, you wouldn't think he's ever had a problem. before the operation he was hobbling about on three legs
Thankfuly he was insured, the vet bill was a few pound short of £1000 and that was in 2003!
I think everyone who breeds our favourite little dogs needs to look at photo's of dogs like my Jago and strive to get this affliction eliminated.
I'm also posting this to let owners whose Chi has this, that surgery if needed can produce an amazing result. If anyone would like to know how we coped...and of course Jago coped, just ask or send me a pm
ps They are NOT my hands..honest.