PBGVCA Breeders' Tool ChestTo preserve the well‐being and unique character of the Breed.

Health Testing & Informational Resources

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Responsible Dog Breeding

Health Testing & Informational Resources

  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) DNA testing, AKC (CAER) Eye Certification & Hip evaluation (OFA method or PennHip method.
  • PBGV Health & Rescue Foundation Blood Draw Reimbursement GOl
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Available Application Forms that include information on:
    • Basic & Advanced Cardiac
    • Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) Eye Certification
    • DNA Based Genetic Disease & DNA Databank
    • Gonioscopy Addendum
    • Hip and/or Elbow Dysplasia
    • Patellar Luxation
    • Thyroid
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  • Upcoming Health Screening Clinics OFA Calendar GO
  • Genetic Diversity Testing Labs (to be developed)
  • PBGVCA Health Committee Reference Center ~ The most current information readily available for providing optimal health care and for making wise choices in managing breed-specific health care issues. GO
  • The OFA databases are a resource breeders can use to analyze the pedigrees of a proposed breeding for health strengths and weaknesses as well the traditional analysis of conformation, type, and performance strengths and weaknesses, and provide clients information on potential parents in order to get the healthiest puppy possible. GO
  • OFA Basic Breeding Recommendations ~The following breeding selection criteria have been demonstrated to more rapidly and effectively reduce the frequency of undesirable traits. GO
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