The health of all our dogs is very important to us and we not only do health checks on all our Gloden Retrievers, but we are also very conscious of the health of the Sussex Spaniel we have & our Chocdrop Cross Breed Spaniels that we breed.
All the Goldens have below the Golden Retriever Breed Average on the Hips, the highest we have here is a total of 14. We also have all our breeding stock Elbow scored too & all are 0:0. All our stock have their eyes checked annualy & all are clear from HC, MRD, GPRA & CPRA & all our current breeding stock have also been DNA Tested Clear for both PRA 1 & PRA 2.
Our Crossbred Spaniels also have their Eyes checked annual and none have any hereditary defects. We also had both Teal & Tillie's Hip x-rayed as the Sussex Spaniel part in their makeup can suffer with Hip Dysplasia, so we decided to get them checked out. Although they can't be officially scored they were scrutinised by our Hip Specialist Veterinary Surgeon who stated both were very good and the scores appear on their individual pages. We also have had our Sussex Dog Hip Scored & he also has below the breed average for Sussex Spaniels. So we still have a kennel of below the breed average for the breeds we have here.
Sadly there are no guarantees when breeding any sort of livestock, it is always a gamble, but we do our best to breed from the best stock we have here So when we let someone have a puppy from us we can't guarantee any puppy, but they leave us as health puppies the rest is up to nature & the way the new owner looks after it & feeds it !