|Do you Genetically Test your dogs?
Yes, we do gentic testing to be sure that none of our puppies will have the form of PRA (blindness) that can be tested for.
Additionally, we test for 1.Degenerative Myelopathy-Aliases: Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM;GM2;
2.Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type)-Aliases: Sandhoff disease, Type 0 gangliosidosis;
3. Osteochondrodysplasia -Aliases: Skeletal dwarfism, OCD;
4. Von Willebrand Disease I Aliases: Pseudohemophilia, Vascular hemophilia, von Willebrand disease type 1, Von Willebrand's disease, VWDI;
As well as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration- Aliases: PRA-PRCD, PRCD;
Will my Puppy be Healthy?
We certainly hope so! We do all that we can to raise healthy, well adjusted red poodles. When they leave here, they will have had at least their first puppy shots (including their rabies vacination if they are six months old or it is required) and their health certificate.
We do not breed dogs that are not healthy and have no intention of producing unhealthy puppies. Unfortunately, technology will not allow us to test for all of the recessive genetic disorders that exist and it is possible that we could unknowingly produce a puppy with a genetic disorder. If that ever happens, we want to know about it and we provide a guarantee against genetic defects.
Will my puppy stay red or fade?
Some red puppies fade to white by the time they are a year old. Others remain red for years. And, like humans, they will turn duller, and more pinkish with age.
So, what do you do if you want a red? First, don't buy a puppy that has a white parent or grandparents. You will want a "color bred" puppy meaning that its relatives are all red. "Red puppies" can be produced by breeding a white dog to a red dog; However, the puppy will carry the white parent's fading genes and dilution genes (that allow them to be a pretty white) and will fade-quite likely to white or cream. So, check the pedigree and look at the parents and grandparents if you can.
You are welcome to see our parents and adult dogs. Almost all of our reds are all less red than when they were puppies but are still recognizable reds.
What is Limited Registration?
Our pet puppies are all registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and sold with AKC Limited Registration. The AKC provides for registration that allows you to breed your dog (Full Registration) and registration for pet dogs that are not going to be bred (Limited Registration.) We will require that most of our puppies be neutered and they are sold with limited registration because we do not want reds that cannot improve the variety to be bred nor do we want puppies to be bred without proper planning. However, those that are to be shown and obtain their AKC championship and those that appear to be sound and of good quality we will sell with full AKC registration to the right homes. In doing this we may put restrictions on the breeding and/or ask to own or co-own them. But, be sure that we welcome others to enjoy these beautiful dogs.