Our dogs are health tested by board certified specialists prior to breeding.
We health test for:
Mitral Valve Disease: We test yearly for Mitral Valve Disease by board certified Cardiologist.
CLM/Syringomyelia: All of our breeding dogs undergo an MRI prior to breeding. Reducing the incidence of symptomatic Chiari Like Malformation and Syringomyelia in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel takes MORE than following set out breeding guidelines and completing an MRI scan.
An MRI is a diagnostic tool that provides a picture on the day of. It does not mean that the picture will stay the same and not change over time. We use MRI scans as a tool, not a guarantee.
Clear to clear breeding's do not always produce clear offspring, especially if close relatives have been diagnosed with symptomatic syringomyelia. Likewise a mildly affected parent can produce clear offspring, if the relatives around them have clear MRI scans. It is important to us to have health history on parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
Eyes: We complete annual eye exams by a board certified ophthalmologist.
DNA Dry Eye/Curly Coat/Episodic Falling
Hips: Our breeding dogs have hip xrays completed once at 2 years of age.
Patellar Luxation: Our breeding dogs are tested for patellar luxation by Veterinarian. (This is the only clearance that can be completed by a regular Vet)
If you are interested in learning more about the health of our dogs or wish to view their clearances, please feel free to give me a call or email.