Holly the Labrador is living with a neurological condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia (or CH for short).

This website has been created by Holly's hoomum and hoodad with the hope that Holly's experiences and how she is cared for will help and support other hooparents/carers looking after a dog with CH.

Cerebellar Hypoplasia is a non-degenerative neurological condition that affects the development of the Cerebellum, whilst a puppy is in the uterus.  The Cerebellum is situated at the back of the brain and is responsible for sending fine-tuned motor signals from the brain to the muscles, allowing for balance and coordination [1]. For puppies with CH, like Holly the Labrador, this means that a physical part of the brain is underdeveloped which causes them to have difficulties in walking, co-ordination and balance.

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Annie

Does your dog have Cerebellar Hypoplasia?

Looking after a dog with CH is very fulfiilling but it also comes with many challenges.  One of those challenges can be finding out about how to support a dog with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, especially if you are living in the UK.  So we have put together some information about how we have cared for Holly from when she was just a few weeks old into her teenage years.

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Hope4CHdogs

We have launched a campaign to build awareness of Cerebellar Hypoplasia.  The first stage of the campaign involves us gathering information from people who are currently caring for a dog with CH and build a real picture of the condition and the support needed to care for dogs with Cerebellar Hypoplasia.  Dogs with CH are at risk of premature euthanasia, we hope by raising awareness of the condition more dogs will have a chance of living a fun-filled life.

Meet Holly's Friends who also have

Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Holly's Timeline