Health​

All of our breeding dogs undergo Genetic Testing and OFA Hip & Elbow X-ray Certification.

This helps ensure that we are producing the most healthy offspring possible, that do not possess any genetic diseases that can be passed on.

Genetic Testing

We test our MAS for the common 'Collie' or 'Aussie' genetic defects which include:

(We have linked Paw Print Genetics to each of these, for your research)

Collie Eye Anomaly 

Aliases: Choroidal hypoplasia, CEA, CH

Degenerative Myelopathy 

Aliases: Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM

Hereditary Cataracts (Australian Shepherd Type) 

Aliases: Early onset cataracts, Juvenile cataracts, HC, HSF4, JC

Hyperuricosuria 

Aliases: Urolithiasis, HUU

Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Australian Shepherd Type)

Aliases: Amnionless Deficiency, Cobalamin Deficiency, Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption (Border Collie Type) 

Aliases: Cobalamin deficiency, Cubilin deficiency, Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome, I-GS

Multidrug Resistance 1 

Aliases: Ivermectin sensitivity, MDR1 gene defect, Multidrug sensitivity, MDR1

Multifocal Retinopathy 1 

Aliases: Canine multifocal retinopathy 1, CMR1

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration 

Aliases: PRA-PRCD, PRCD

Here is a sample Results form. This is Tinnys. As you can see, she is 'full panel clear' meaning she carries none of the genetic markers for any of these diseases.

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