Primary Lens Luxation

Primary Lens Luxation has recently been discovered in the Tenterfield Terrier. 

PLL is a genetic disorder that is found in many small breeds of dogs.

Responsible breeders will test for PLL and make appropriate breeding choices to minimise or eliminate the occurence of this disorder.

Carriers of PLL can continue to be used in breeding programs as long as they are only mated with PLL clear animals.  The results of clear to carrier matings are highly unlikely to develop the disease later in life.

PLL is a very unusual disease in that even dogs clear of the mutated gene may at some point in their lives still develop the disease via an injury to the eye.


Contact Details

Leanne Bennett
Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia
Email : [email protected]