Those who breed working dogs and those who purchase working dogs from breeders?

Those who breed working dogs, are your dogs health tested? What about those who purchase working dogs from breeders? Are their dogs health tested too? If yes, what kind of health tests have they gone through? Just wondering……..
I only know a few users in here such as Curtis, Greekman, Dutch and Jen who own and breed working dogs. If you guys see this question please answer. TQ

I have sporting dogs and hounds, and have both bred and purchased from other breeders.
Our dogs are all OFA tested for hips, eyes, hearts and thyroids, CERF and PRA tested for eyes.
I doubt that many even know what CNM is, let alone test for it.

http://www.vdl.umn.edu/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/home.html

How about Factor VII Defiance

http://www.vetgen.com/canine-factor7.html

edit
"Testing is awesome but I’ve seen some people test for some weeeiiiiiird stuff…if the test doesn’t apply to you or your breed there’s no need to get it done."
Curtis
What about RCND?

http://www.vetgen.com/canine-rcnd.html

As I see it, the problem is that most don’t even know what tests apply to them and their breed.

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4 Responses to Those who breed working dogs and those who purchase working dogs from breeders?

  1. T J says:

    I have sporting dogs and hounds, and have both bred and purchased from other breeders.
    Our dogs are all OFA tested for hips, eyes, hearts and thyroids, CERF and PRA tested for eyes.
    I doubt that many even know what CNM is, let alone test for it.
    http://www.vdl.umn.edu/ourservices/canineneuromuscular/home.html
    How about Factor VII Defiance
    http://www.vetgen.com/canine-factor7.html

    edit
    "Testing is awesome but I’ve seen some people test for some weeeiiiiiird stuff…if the test doesn’t apply to you or your breed there’s no need to get it done."
    Curtis
    What about RCND?
    http://www.vetgen.com/canine-rcnd.html

    As I see it, the problem is that most don’t even know what tests apply to them and their breed.
    References :

  2. Java says:

    My mother purchased some puppies from working dog stock and yes, they were fully vaccinated, dewormed, genetically tested (they were collies so they were tested for CEA), etc. The puppies also had limited AKC registration and a 2 year health guarantee, which bolstered our opinion of the breeder. We were given the vet names, phone numbers, and specific dates of all testing/vaccinations/etc done. Basically, just because they were from working stock wouldn’t have given the breeder any right to sell the pups like a back yard breeder.
    References :

  3. Kaper says:

    Both of my German Shepherds were purchased from working dog breeders. Actually, they were purchased through a broker, but not as puppies. Both were purchased to be K9s (one washed out).
    Both had health guarantees. Their parents have their hips rated and they had either prelim tests on their hips or, in my younger dog’s case, certified hips (since he was older when we got him).
    As for the rest, I am not sure. All the papers are in another language (they are both Czech dogs).

    Add-
    I should add that I did not purchase the dogs, the department did, nor was I involved, so aside from the hips, I do not know what else is done. I know the hips because I have the xrays for one.
    References :
    2 GSDs and a Lab

  4. Curtis M says:

    We test hips and elbows…and anything that’s abnormal.

    We don’t do hearts: if our dogs had congenital heart defects they’d be dead because we work our dogs hard well into their senior years (my last stud worked until 2 weeks before he died).

    We don’t do eyes, gsd’s are prone to 1 eye disease but it’s easy enough to avoid and as far as I know there’s no test for it…because you can SEE the damage. Testing is awesome but I’ve seen some people test for some weeeiiiiiird stuff…if the test doesn’t apply to you or your breed there’s no need to get it done. If you’re caucasian you probably don’t need a test to tell you you don’t have sickle cell before having kids…use the same common sense in dog breeding.
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