Regarding DNA testing for genetic health issues: We live in an amazing time when many genetic health issues can be avoided
due to DNA testing. New markers are being located often. Once a breeding dog is tested by DNA for a specific inheritable health
issue, they can be bred safely, without the worry of reproducing that issue. Any dogs tested clear/normal will NOT reproduce
the issue, no matter if their mate tests as a carrier, affected or clear. A dog shown to be a carrier can still be safely
bred to a non-carrier without producing affected offspring. And...an affected dog can be bred to a non-carrier and will still
only produce other carriers. No affected puppies!
What an amazing time for dog breeders!
As new DNA markers are found, we will continue to add new clearances for our breeding dogs.
All of our dogs are DNA tested with a complete panel before breeding.
In addition, we have begun doing complete DNA health profiles on ALL of our puppies, before they leave for their new homes.
These health profiles test for...
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (TUBB1 Exon 1, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Variant)
Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)
Exercise-Induced Collapse (DNM1)
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (SUV39H2)
Hyperuricosuria and Hyperuricemia or Urolithiasis, HUU (SLC2A9)
Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD (CHST6)
Narcolepsy (HCRTR2 Intron 6)
Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1, Dwarfism-Retinal Dysplasia, OSD1 (COL9A3, Labrador Retriever)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Labrador Variant)
Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2 (COL11A2)
Achromatopsia (CNGA3 Exon 7 Labrador Retriever Variant)
Alexander Disease (GFAP)
Canine Elliptocytosis (SPTB Exon 30)
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (COLQ)
Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)
Myotubular Myopathy 1, X-linked Myotubular Myopathy, XL-MTM (MTM1, Labrador Variant)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1 (RPGRIP1)
Puppy buyers will know the results of genetic testing, of their puppy, before we send the puppy to their new home!
For more information on health clearances, please see our links page.
Our breeding dogs health clearances are posted on their individual pedigree pages.