The first case is an 11month old bitch that was the runt of a litter and always a poor doer. Her condition was only detected as a result of an independent gut operation when her kidneys were seen to be grossly abnormal, and tests confirmed she was indeed developing renal failure. The second case is a dog which was diagnosed at 3 years of age, but it was found that two of his sisters had developed kidney disease some time earlier. Both pedigrees link to known cases and will be put up on boxerjkd.com as soon as I have all the paperwork.
The other cases are from abroad. One is an 18 month old French bitch that as yet I know nothing about. The other is the fourth affected dog from a Norwegian litter in which there had already been 3 JKD pups (published). The first of these was a dog who was diagnosed at 16 months but had elevated creatinine levels since 12 months. The second was a bitch that was only diagnosed at 5 years of age but had to be put down soon after. The third was another dog that was again diagnosed at 5 years and went to full PM diagnosis. And now the fourth, a dog again, this recognised only at 7 years of age despite knowledge of the disease in his sibs, so the disease here had a very late onset. Scientifically, all these cases are revealing in that they provide examples of very early and very late onset of this kidney disease. But, emotionally, it has been a terrible time for the owners, and this continues. So if any of you have experience with caring for Boxers affected with JKD, please write about your findings to boxerjkd.com for the benefit of others.