August 14, 2015 in Memorial, Welcome
January 24, 2015 in Welcome
Aussie Meetup is for Australian Shepherd parents to find each other around the globe so your furry kids can play together.
Please note: If you join our community but fail to place a legitimate photo avatar of your Aussie, you will be removed off of the site immediately.
January 11, 2015 in Birthdays
December 11, 2013 in Happy Holidays
September 1, 2013 in MDR1 Gene Mutation
MDR1 Gene Mutation:
The MDR1 gene encodes P-glycoprotein, a drug transport
pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution
(particularly to the brain), as well as enhancing the excretion of many drugs used in dogs.
Some dogs, particularly herding breeds, have a mutation in the MDR1 gene, leaving them
defective in their ability to limit drug absorption and distribution. These dogs also have
delayed excretion of drugs that are normally transported by P-glycoprotein.
Drugs Affected by the MDR1 Gene Mutation:
Acepromazine Butorphanol Doxorubicin Erythromycin Ivermectin Loperamide Milbemycin
Moxidectin Rifampin Selamectin Vinblastine Vincristine
Breeds affected by the MDR1 mutation (frequency %)
Australian Shepherd 50%
Australian Shepherd, Mini 50%
Border Collie < 5%
Collie 70 %
English Shepherd 15 %
German Shepherd 10 %
Herding Breed Cross 10 %
Long-haired Whippet 65 %
McNab 30 %
Mixed Breed 5 %
Old English Sheepdog 5 %
Shetland Sheepdog 15 %
Silken Windhound 30 %
Testing a Dog for the MDR1 Mutation is Easy:
Order a testing kit by contacting the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at
Washington State University:
or by phone 509-335-3745
August 19, 2013 in Welcome
Our new latest edition to Aussie Meetup. Is Jasper a Red Merle of 4months old.
He is adorable. Belle approves and is rock ‘n roll in his favor…………
March 11, 2013 in Birthdays, Welcome
Bella is giving Lucy a message. She is telling her she is bossy over all females.
March 10, 2013 in Welcome
A wonderful Birthday Moment