|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Fri Apr 26, '13 12:39pm PST |
|Jaeger, it doesn't matter whether the female came from a breeder or not...she STILL has to have her health testing done. And, Sabs prices are a bit low...it is $500 just for the hips and elbows alone...add eye certification, hearts, spines, and blood work to that and you are looking at about $1500 for EACH DOG. Without this testing you can be looking at an entire litter of blind, deaf, crippled or worse puppies...all of which YOU as owner of the sire or dam, are responsible for and will need to provide veterinary care for EVEN after they are sold/given away, due to puppy lemon laws which are in place in most every state.
Furthermore, you also need to have both dogs tested for sexually transmitted diseases such as brucellosis, CVTV and canine herpesvirus. If he has one of those, his breeding days are over before they even start and several of those are quite common in your area. They aren't just sexually transmitted, a dog can pick them up from just licking an infected dog or an area where an infected dog has urinated, so this testing is a must have prior to ANY breeding.