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Shoregold
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Looks like the stormy litter Kathy is not 2 yet and only has prelims of fair. Prelims are not certifications. She is not listed with the OFA. The sire heart was done by a practicioner not a certified cardiologist. His eyes were only done in 2006 and should be done every year. There are no elbows certs. http://offa.org/display.html?appnum=1304624#animal This is the OFA recorders. I would inquire about the hips, elbow, heart and eye cerf. Please post the name of the other parents of the puppy you are considering.
 

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The second litter the sire does not show to have had his eyes or heart certified. These have to be by a certified cardiologist and eye doctor. Here is the link to the OFA for the father Trooper only shows hips and elbows: http://offa.org/display.html?appnum=1324315#animal Troopers father only had his hips done. This is the vertical pedigree that shows his littermates had some signs of Hip Dysplasia: http://www.k9data.com/verticalpedigree.asp?ID=224220&type=hip The mother Bella shows heart, hips and elbows. Her eyes were only done in 2007. They need to be done every year. Bella's mother was the only one with all certification the generation before. It does not show anything for the father. I would again ask the breeders.

To pick a puppy you should have hips, elbows, hearts and eyes certified. Eyes are done every year. Verify with the OFA these certifications. They should be done by certified doctors not the regular vet. Good Luck

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