A lot of people go by the parentage clear status to determine if they think their dog should be tested for the standard stuff (PRA, EIC, CNM, etc)... Personally, I don't want to rely on the status being determined from parentage, soI send in for the tests... Someone recently posted a company that is doing these for really inexpensive (compared to PP and DDC).. Can't recall the name of the company but I bet if you searched it on RTF you'd find it?I've already done done hips and elbows (excellent and normal) eyes are normal it's just the testing for the other stuff that I'm talking about. So should I just worry about eic and cnm or do I need to get more testing done.
I think I just paid around $90 for PRA and EIC. i guess I trust the CNM by parentage and she only has black in her entire line, so theres that. Ill do hip and eyes around the same time.I've already done done hips and elbows (excellent and normal) eyes are normal it's just the testing for the other stuff that I'm talking about. So should I just worry about eic and cnm or do I need to get more testing done.
I was more interested in training my pup with the abilities that I had. That being said my next one will have eyes done 1st then the genetics and hips and elbows. I have been an owner of various dogs male and female since the mid 80's that have had eic,, cnm bad eyes in 1 form or another and bad or marginal hips . Yes I bought into very good breedings or so I thought , it just wasn't my time . Wish more people would have been more out front with the breedings that they had done , that is why I am cautious and questioning everything.While having an eye certification done several years ago the opthmalogist said “I don‘t understand why owners don’t do the eye certification first? It is the least expensive test and if the eyes don’t pass ... no point on spending the money on hips, elbows, etc. for breeding clearances.“