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Old 03-26-2008, 03:15 PM
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It's Encour Bealges. Teri seems really nice, but I haven't found much about her breeding practices (I haven't been able to do any questioning).

We shall see, though, it's not my dog.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:30 PM
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well, OFA is not at all common in the breed right now. It's not something that is make or break, or if it is...pick another breed lol. I do it and bunches of others do...but on the whole it's not done like in GSD's or other breeds as a matter of course.

Beagles JUST RECENTLY became eligible for CHIC numbers with the requirement of eye, hip and either heart or thyroid certifications being the criterium. Only a relative few have CHIC #'s right now.

The breed is moving towards it more but it is difficult because they are a small breed with many folks who keep a good number of hounds and haven't seen enough issues to make them want to shell out the $$ to OFA/CERF/etc.

Now aside from that....I think the kennel is a good one, with nice hounds, with nice temperaments, and I'd have no problems buying a hound from them myself so long as I test and such myself before adding it as a breeding dog.

Have him ensure the contract is acceptable to him and let him know the kinds of things it should address. That always helps!
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