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- the only easily verifiable clearance is an Eye clearance. The others seem to have been done before he came to America. He also has a littermate who didn't pass OFA hips, she got a Mild Unilateral rating. He is a Carrier for Ichthyosis. Laskana Gloriya Gold
- again, the only easily verifiable clearance is an Eye clearance. There is no mention of a Heart Clearance or an Ichthyosis test. Crarae Tanglewood EZ4U2NV
- all clearances look good. Thevenet Memorias De America
- cardiac clearance done by a practitioner. This should ideally be done by a cardiologist. She has an outdated CERF clearance (last done in 2009). She has an Elbow clearance listed on OFA but no hip clearance. The owners' website lists her as having a BVA hip clearance. She has no Ichthyosis testing listed but if she is being bred to a clear dog, at worst the pups will be Carriers and will never show the disorder themselves. She has one offspring listed on OFA as having an Elbow clearance but no final hip clearance is listed. D&D Koa Kanunu
What you want to look for in any breeding is:
Hip and Elbow clearances - preferably from OFA because they are most easily verifiable. If the breeders use BVA (as a lot of English type breeders do), for hips, you want to see copies of the report with 2 fairly even scores that add up to somewhere between 0 and 10. (I got these numbers from a BVA document. Technically, it's 0-4 - Perfect or Near perfect. 5-10 - borderline changes that are unlikely to worsen with age. Someone with more experience than I have with BVA may have a different opinion on this.) For elbows, two scores of 0 are passing.
Current eye clearance - either through CERF or through OFA. Some people do these clearances but do not send in the paperwork. That's okay, just ask to see a copy of the report from the Ophthalmologist .
Heart clearance - preferably done by a cardiologist because cardiologists receive specialized training that may allow them to hear things a regular vet cannot.
Those are the big four. There are a few others but one of the most important for the English-type dogs is the Ichthyosis test. Preferably, the breeding is being done between two clear dogs but a clear to a carrier or an affected may be acceptable. Breedings between a carrier and a carrier or a carrier to an affected should be questioned because the pups have a greater chance of being affected.
Always ask for copies of the clearances - don't just take their word for it. Some people may point you to the OFA website. That works too as long as all of the clearances are listed there.
Hopefully that isn't too much information for you!