I'm very sorry you went through such a horrible experience with your boy but I need to clarify a couple things.....
Steroid responsive meningitis IS NOT GENETIC. I am getting rather annoyed lately with vets claiming everything to be genetic. Yes, it is caused by a stressed immune system and it commonly pops up under a time of stress such as a spay/neuter surgery. However it can have many causes such as a reaction to vaccines, a poor diet etc
As for the ARVC, well that absolutely is a genetic issue that our breed is known for.
This just goes to show that it's important to have a meet and greet with your potential breeder, make sure they do the suggested health tests for our breed as well as meet the adult dogs within the breeding program.
I wish you all the best in your search for a new happy and healthy puppy.
Kari ~ Keeper, servant and mommy to the following crew
**Proudly Raw fed since 2009**