Personally for me, I want to make sure what tests are available for our breed are done. I want to make sure my dogs hips are sound, that any puppies produced come from parents who are OFA fair,good or excellent. I do hips/patellas/cardiac/elbows/thyroid/phpt and CERF these are the 7 tests ou they recommended. All breeders have issues any that tells you they have not I would be leery of , we wish we could test for everything and produce only the soundest puppies. Unfortunately not everything is in our control. Just as humans we are born healthy but could develop DM, or hypothyroidism even cancer even if none in our family lineage has it. But doing the health testing that is available is a good start.
Answered by Anonymous - 5/29/2013 12:25:56 PM