Why should I only buy a puppy from a breeder who fully DNA health tests?
“I bought a puppy from fully DNA health tested parents. One of those parents was fully Clear/ Normal on every relevant disese. I know my puppy will live a long healthy life and never be affected by a dozen horrid diseases.”
“I bought a puppy and his parents were not DNA tested. Now my poor dog is suffering with diseases that could have been prevented. If only I’d bought my dog from a breeder who cared about the health of my puppy, all these thousands of dollars of vet bills and my dog’s suffering would have never happened.”
Any breeder who sells puppies that are not fully DNA tested for all the relevant diseases affecting their breeds is NOT Ethical. When you buy a puppy who is NOT from DNA tested parents, you should assume your dog will inherit all the applicable breed related diseases.
Both DM & PRCD are very common and completely avoidable. Only purchase a dog from parents who are DNA tested as Clear/Normal. Below, see info about these two common health problems.
192 breeds plus any cross-breeds combinations of those breeds are at high risk to inherit DM.
Watch this sad video of a dog with early onset of Degenerative Myopathy (DM). This dog will be a Parapalegic soon.
DM Explanation & 192 Breeds affected. In 6-24 months the dog will be a Parapalegic.
PRCD affects 62 breeds / cross-breeds. Dogs go blind at 3-5 years of age. PRCD is very common.
Do the Research at Paw Print Genetics search menu:
At the link above, research your breed/cross-breed of interest by using Paw Print Genetics search menu. Choose a breed and view the list of related health problems and DNA health tests that are applicable.
Goldendoodles can inherit 14 diseases that have DNA health tests. To prevent their puppies from being affected, at least 1 parent needs to test DNA Normal / Clear of each disease to ensure the litter of puppies are all healthy.
Bernedoodles can inherit 7 disease that have DNA health tests including 2 forms of DM. To prevent their puppies from being affected, at least 1 parent needs to test DNA Normal / Clear of each disease to ensure the litter of puppies are all healthy.
AussieDoodles can inherit 17 diseases that have DNA health tests. To prevent their puppies from being affected, at least 1 parent needs to test DNA Normal / Clear of each disease to ensure the litter of puppies are all healthy.
Research what breeders have tested their dogs with PawPrint:
Breeders who test their dogs with Embark can share a link to view each of their dogs. Request proof of testing from a breeder who says they use Embark DNA for their parent dogs.
This is a dog tested at Embark. This is his direct link to his DNA testing:
Alicia of Safari Doodles