What health tests do you perform on your dogs?

Parent dogs at Hilltop Pups are tested by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for the health of their hips, elbows, hearts, and patella (knee caps). DNA testing of 150+ genetic health conditions, which is used to determine mating dogs considering what genetic markers the parent dogs carry.  The testing includes breed-specific diseases, coat types, and color genetics.

Some diseases require both parent dogs to carry the gene for the offspring to develop the disease; in those cases only one parent dog needs to be tested clear, of course it is excellent to have the dogs clear of all genetic issues which is rare to not even have a carrier of something. You can view the health test results for each of our dogs on the Dams and Sires' pages by clicking on the document.

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