|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Thu Sep 19, '13 3:06pm PST |
|In most cases a dog having proper registration papers indicates a breeder who bred with a purpose and has most likely done some research into pedigrees and what particular dog will have strong points where their dog may be weak or vice versa, and will generally compliment the dog they are breeding.
It is extremely rare, if not impossible to find a breeder who does planned breedings according to pedigree, does health certifications on both parents and offers a decent guarantee who does NOT register their litters. Admittedly, not all registered litters do have health testing done, etc., but it is more likely.
In the poodle it is extremely important to only buy a pup from tested parents, especially eye clearances, PRA, Hips, knees and patellas, and SA in the Standards. Without this testing, registered or not, you have no way of knowing whether or not your dogs parents are BOTH carrying recessive genes for hereditary issues and your pup can develop blindness, hip or other joint problems, etc.
The breeder will have copies of the results of these tests and you should make sure you see these results before buying ANY pup.
None of this testing can be done by a "regular" vet, they need to be done by a special ist in the area being tested for.