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Old 09-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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Congratulations on your breeding success thus far and thanks for your honesty. Breeding is always a roll of the dice no matter how careful you are. It's nice to be honest about our inability to produce 100% perfect puppies in every litter. Still, I'll keep my fingers crossed for all normal elbows
TY Dana.

I have never understood people who did health testing but did not release the results.

All puppies in this litter are required to have hips elbows eyes and hearts tested and the results displayed on the OFA website, no matter what they are.

The testing is important, but the disclosure of all the results is JUST as important in order for us to select the healthiest best dogs to use for breeding.

Requiring the testing on all my puppies is my responsibility to the future of my breed. Or that's how I see it at any rate.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:05 PM
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Big congrats!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:05 PM
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All puppies in this litter are required to have hips elbows eyes and hearts tested and the results displayed on the OFA website, no matter what they are.

The testing is important, but the disclosure of all the results is JUST as important in order for us to select the healthiest best dogs to use for breeding.


It's only within this context that health testing is likely to have a positive effect on the gene pool. A dog with good hips may or may not have a family history of good hips. His litter mates hip status is almost as important as his own for predicting what he will produce. We need to see the entire gene pool to make an educated decision about the real assets and liabilities in a dog's genes.

Unfortunately, that is not how health testing is generally used. IMO, it's mostly used as a marketing tool to sell puppies. OFA good is used as a stamp of approval instead of as one more piece of information. Have you followed the SV's revised hip status program? I've read about it and it makes sense, but I do not know what the results have been thus far.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:08 PM
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Great news! Congratulation on your success!
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