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Suggested Health Tests by Breed

for Goldendoodle & Labradoodle Breeding Dogs

Australian Labradoodles and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia is one of the most frequently occurring problems in large breed dogs.  HIP TESTING is paramount as the incidence of HD is much higher than other genetic problems.  The incidence of eye, cardiac, vWD, etc. has been comparatively rare in Doods. Find out why a breeder should be testing hips on their breeding dogs  -  •  HD Primer for the Puppy Buyer One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Elbow Dysplasia One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Cardiac Clearance    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Golden Retrievers and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia (GRCA Health Survey)  18.2%  GRs had hip dysplasia  *NOTES One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance (GRCA Health Survey)  10.5%  GRs had cardiovascular problems  *NOTES One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing Also Suggested •  Elbow Dysplasia (GRCA Health Survey)  1.0% had Elbow Dysplasia  *NOTES One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) (GRCA Health Survey)  1.0% had vWD  *NOTES One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) So DNA vWD testing is currently only from Vetgen, and only for Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, and Poodles.   The Cornell vWD test is the old fashioned clotting factor assay test, which is not a DNA test, therefore it only gives the animal's clotting factor status at the time the test is taken. • Ichtyosis One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by Optigen and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared)

Labrador Retrievers and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Standard Poodles and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing •  Sebaceous Adenitis  (SA)    • OFA certificate Also Suggested •  Addison's Disease (for information about Addison's - click here)     • Blood test for sodium/potassium ratio - an ACTH response test •  Elbow Dysplasia One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist

Miniature Poodles and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Patellar Luxation     •   (for information about Patellar Luxation  - click here) When asking a breeder about Patellar Luxation Look for the following certification:     • OFA certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Toy Poodles and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Patellar Luxation     •   (for information about Patellar Luxation  - click here) When asking a breeder about Patellar Luxation Look for the following certification:     • OFA certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing ................................ The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues. .
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Suggested Health

Tests by Breed

for Goldendoodle &

Labradoodle Breeding

Dogs

Australian

Labradoodles and

progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia is one of the most frequently occurring problems in large breed dogs.  HIP TESTING is paramount as the incidence of HD is much higher than other genetic problems.  The incidence of eye, cardiac, vWD, etc. has been comparatively rare in Doods. Find out why a breeder should be testing hips on their breeding dogs  -  •  HD Primer for the Puppy Buyer One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Elbow Dysplasia One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Cardiac Clearance    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Golden Retrievers

and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia (GRCA Health Survey)  18.2%  GRs had hip dysplasia  *NOTES One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance (GRCA Health Survey)  10.5%  GRs had cardiovascular problems  *NOTES One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing Also Suggested •  Elbow Dysplasia (GRCA Health Survey)  1.0% had Elbow Dysplasia  *NOTES One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) (GRCA Health Survey)  1.0% had vWD  *NOTES One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University  and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) So DNA vWD testing is currently only from Vetgen, and only for Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, and Poodles.   The Cornell vWD test is the old fashioned clotting factor assay test, which is not a DNA test, therefore it only gives the animal's clotting factor status at the time the test is taken. • Ichtyosis One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by Optigen and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared)

Labrador Retrievers

and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Standard Poodles

and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University  and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing •  Sebaceous Adenitis  (SA)    • OFA certificate Also Suggested •  Addison's Disease (for information about Addison's - click here)     • Blood test for sodium/potassium ratio - an ACTH response test •  Elbow Dysplasia One of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist

Miniature Poodles

and progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Hip Dysplasia One of the of the following certifications:     • OFA certificate or prelim     • PennHIP certificate     • BVA (British Veterinary Association) certificate •  Patellar Luxation     •   (for information about Patellar Luxation  - click here) When asking a breeder about Patellar Luxation Look for the following certification:     • OFA certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University  and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing

Toy Poodles and

progeny

Strongly Recommended •  Patellar Luxation     •   (for information about Patellar Luxation  - click here) When asking a breeder about Patellar Luxation Look for the following certification:     • OFA certificate •  Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) One of the following certifications:    • dog tested by VetGen and cleared    • dog tested by Cornell University  and cleared    • dog cleared by parentage (both parents were tested and cleared) •  Eye Clearance One of the following certifications:    • CERF certificate    • clearance by a Canine Opthamologist    • prcdPRA testing - Progressive Retinal Atrophy -   Optigen  now provides an easy DNA test which will definitively show if a dog is affected or a carrier.  (not available for Standard Poodles or Goldendoodles) Also Suggested •  Cardiac Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate    • heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist •  Thyroid Clearance One of the following certifications:    • OFA certificate  * Thyroid panel: complete thyroid antibody profile including freeT4, TSH, TgAA, T3AA, T4AA, and TgAA    • Dr. Dodds thyroid testing ................................ The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues. .