Canine health testing is progressing rapidly in the world of genetics at labs around the globe. It is imperative that you make your selection from a breeder who understands the importance of taking advantage of the health testing available to breeders. Doing so helps ensure you the buyer to select a puppy that is healthy and will live a long and full life with your family with the ability to participate in any venue you may wish to pursue. Visit the lab we test with at www.pawprintgenetics.com then select the Australian Shepherd breed and click on the panel then each genetic issue for explanation and the percentage of the breed affected to understand the importance of health testing.
Click on the link above here on my website for Pedigree's and Lab Reports then click the album of each of our dogs to view the pedigree and lab reports for genetic health testing. You will also note the DNA profile VP posted for each of our dogs with ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America). DNA profile is REQUIRED by ASCA to register the first litter of pups from both Sire and Dame. When you see that certificate with "VP" this means VERIFIED PARENTAGE. This ensures you the buyer that you ARE getting a puppy with the pedigree/bloodlines that I have represented them as. This DNA testing requirement prevents breeders from falsifying records.
In addition, I have completed extensive research for OFA results and written them on each pedigree for every dog listed in the OFA database that has participated in OFA testing. If you want to see even more generations than what I have posted, go to the OFA website then plug in the AKC registration # listed on the pedigree for the dogs you want to see then click the link for "Vertical Pedigree". This will list even more generations further back than what I have listed here and will give you all the results for the number of offspring tested, parents, & grandparents and their progeny to give you an even more in depth picture of the health history of the lines represented here at Fifteen Acre Farms. For the dogs that have Penn Hips in place of OFA, I have their reports posted so you can see their results as well.
As you can see from my health testing and research on generations past, our dogs have legevity in health and overall well being advancing the breed to new levels. Make your selection from a breeder who KNOWS and REPRESENTS the breed well and participates in the highest level of health testing available for his/her breeding program.