xrays sent to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for scoring www.offa.org
Elbows-xrays sent to OFA
Patellas-screened by our vet and cleared by OFA
Heart-Cleared by our vet and OFA
PRA-prcd-if not clear by parentage testing is done by Optigen-we will only breed a clear or a carrier
if bred to a clear as carriers will not ever have the disease.
Thyroid-we send all thyroid testing to Hemopet/Hemolife to be evaluated by Dr. W. Jean Dodds-only dogs
clear of low thyroid and auto-immune thyroiditis are used for breeding. This test is repeated every 18 mos
CERF-we have our dogs eyes examined by dialated exam every 18 mos to screen for cataracts, glaucoma
All of our dogs are clear for Von Willibrands disease by parentage.
Paw Print Genetics- DNA testing for inherited diseases.