To view registration and testing information for each of our dogs, please see their bio on our “girls” and “boys” pages. Due to age restrictions not all of our dogs have completed testing but will not be bred until they have.
We guarantee all of our puppies against life altering genetic diseases. This is a decision we are confident about due to each of our breeding dogs having important tests done. Choosing a dog from great bloodlines is only the first step.
No matter how excellent a pedigree is, perfection cannot be assumed. Therefor, regardless of healthy bloodlines, testing for breed specific ailments is critical. Both the poodle and the border collie have a history of hip dysplasia. We test each dog using OFA and/or PennHip by having a licensed Veterinarian x-ray the hips while they are under anesthesia. They are then evaluated and judged by the reputable company and a score certificate is issued. We will never breed a dog with hip dysplasia.
We also test our dog’s eyes. Border Collies are prone to CEA (Collie Eye anomaly). It takes two dogs being “carriers” and/or “affected” to create an “affected” puppy. Poodles cannot have CEA, therefor it is impossible to produce an “affected” Bordoodle puppy.
Poodles are prone to PRA, Progressive retinal atrophy. Although Border Collies are extremely unlikely to have this disease, unlike CEA, it only takes one parent to pass it along creating a puppy that is affected. Because of this, all of our Poodles are tested and we have chosen to never breed a dog that has PRA regardless of the fact that we breed a “mixed breed”.
The world of genetics is amazing and the list of disease testing has grown quite extensive. We work closely with our Veterinarian in deciding which we feel are relevant and worth testing for.