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responsible breeders do and are testing for icthyosis and PRA of both the US and UK types....
I always love when people come here and the first words are " the best ".... well first anyone marketing as English Cream would not be in my list of "best"
secondly you could go to the guy down the street and the reality is that we all love our dogs regardless of the breeder they come from so that is no real test of breeding quality if you love your dog or are happy with your dog...
I am not sure that I believe that English dogs have a higher rate of icthyosis (or however the heck you spell that) but it is certainly there and should be tested for .... as well as pra, hips, eyes, heart and elbows... you know the basics
I personally know of many breeders of English style dogs who I would consider reputable... is one of them the best... who knows...
Shalva and the Milbrose Retrievers and Irish Wolfhound