Health and Temperament Testing:  Why bother?

Any engineer working with stone and steel would want to work with reliable, quality materials and be assured of its worthiness before constructing a beautiful building...   In the same way, responsible breeders choose to assess what they can in their programs.   Titles are not necessarily a sign of worthiness or good health.   If a breeder is not doing tests regularly and on all stock, they can't make predictions or guarantees.  Ignorance is not bliss, it's poor stewardship.  

I provide a Health Disclosure packet and Temperament Evaluation  for each puppy bred here at Croswynd.  

Buyers deserve to make informed decisions!  
Click on the links to learn more about developing a healthy dog population.  

Hip Displaysia  Orthopedic Foundation for Animals  
 (see also: Elbow Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Cardiac Certification)  Want to learn more? Comparative Hip films

Congenital Eye Defects  by CERF registry      

Genetic markers found for Von Willebrand's Disease  
   new testing developed for Degenerative Myelopathy

Importance of AKC Registry purity, 

Understanding AKC Limited Registration and Spay/Neuter  

Other Abbreviations - Quantitative Data      Register of Merit (ROM) and 
Register of Merit Excellent (ROMX) requirements

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