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Accredited Breeder Health Testing Requirements


Required testing for a Goldendoodle/Golden Retriever/Poodle to be accepted as a breeder into the registry:





RED RIBBON LEVEL   




HIPS:  

Permanent or prelim OFA, OVC, or Dr. Wallace's hip score of FAIR, GOOD, or EXCELLENT for x-rays taken 7 mos. of age or older.  For any dog receiving a FAIR rating, a final OFA, OVC or Wallace report is required to be submitted after 24 mos. of age or older. No dog with a FAIR prelim can be bred after 24 mos. of age until a passing permanent rating has been received; or
Pennhip score of 50% or above achieved after 4 mos. of age.

(Dr. Wallace reports accepted as of 12/1/12)

Dr. Wallace info is:

Dr. Kent Wallace, DVM, Ms, DACVR
submissions made via: eVet Diagnostics


CARDIAC:

OFA Permanent heart clearance (Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles only)


EYES:

Annual CERF exam - 90 day grace period.  Completed exam form, certificate from OFA or CERF, or print out from www.OFFA.org showing the OFA eye exam date

Breeder Options
Ineligible Findings

prcd-PRA -- One clear prcd-PRA parent required per breeding pair. Poodles (all sizes), Goldendoodles and Golden Retrievers can carry the prcd-PRA mutation. Since both parents must carry the affected gene for their offspring to be affected by that mutation, one clear parent in the breeding pair is required. For a breeding dog to be "clear via parentage" both parents must be clear (without the gene). To clear a dog for prcd-PRA, it can be done via DNA by Optigen or Vetgen; or by submitting its parents’ Optigen or Vetgen DNA test for prcd-PRA showing they are both clear. Revised 3/7/13 (updated the acceptable test labs), Revised 3/23/13 (added requirement to test Standard Poodles, effective 9/1/13)


vWd (von Willebrand Disease) (canine bleeding disorder):

At least one clear in the breeding pair
. Poodles and Goldendoodles can be cleared by parentage or by DNA testing. Golden Retrievers are not required to be tested as they are not risk for vWd. Therefore, if one of the breeding pair is aGolden Retriever, it will count as the clear parent. Poodles and Goldendoodles do not have to be tested for vWd if they are paired only with a clear partner for breeding.  To clear a dog for vWd:  Submit Optigen or Vetgen DNA test results for the dog, or submit Optigen or Vetgen DNA test results showing both dog's parents are clear.  Revised 3/7/13
 




In addition to the above Red Ribbon Level requirements, a Blue Ribbon Breeder must have the following:


BLUE RIBBON LEVEL   


ELBOWS:


Prelim or permanent clear rating after the age of 7 months



PATELLAS: (hind leg knees)


Permanent clear rating (mini/toy Poodles and mini/medium Goldendoodles only)




Rules regarding the above:

HIPS:


Any OFA hip grade of GOOD or EXCELLENT received 7 mos. of age or older will be considered a permanent rating. Preliminary ratings of FAIR will have to be followed up with a permanent OFA hip report after 24 mos. of age or older. No dog with a prelim of FAIR can be bred after 24 mos. of age until the permanent rating is completed. No preliminary rating will be accepted until the dog is a minimum of 7 mos. of age

If a PennHip test results in a score of less than 50% but no notation of DJD
is documented, a passing OFA or OVC test will be a valid form of hip clearance.
If an OFA or OVC hip test result is failing, it cannot be trumped by a passing
PennHip test result.


EYES:

GR-PRA1 -- One clear GR-PRA1 parent required per breeding pair.  Goldendoodles and Golden Retrievers can carry the GR-PRA1 mutation. Since both parents must carry the affected gene for their offspring to be affected by that mutation, one clear parent in the breeding pair is required. Poodles do not carry the PRA/GR-PRA1 mutation, therefore, if one of the breeding pair is a Poodle, it will count as the clear parent.   For a breeding dog to be "clear via parentage" both parents must be clear (without the gene).  To clear a dog for GR-PRA1, it can be done via DNA by Optigen or Vetgen; or by submitting its parents’ Optigen or Vetgen DNA test for GR-PRA1 showing they are both clear. Revised 3/7/13 (updated the acceptable test labs), Revised 3/23/13 (added verbiage to allow Standard Poodles to count as clear for GR-PRA1, effective 9/1/13)

CERF certificates or the actual exam paper from the examining Ophthalmologist
 will be accepted.  Currently, CERF will not produce a certificate for hybrids
when there are any abnormalities noted by the vet.  Therefore, unless and until
CERF changes its rules in this regard, exam papers with anything other than
"normal" or "other condition suspected as not inherited" for both eyes will
require one of the following options: The Opthalmologist can document on
the exam form that this abnomality does not eliminate this dog from breeding
(note that you will need to request this of the examining Ophthamologist). 
The diagnosis on the CERF exam paper must be legible.

OR

A printout from the CERF website (http://www.vmdb.org/dxspot.html) showing
 the disorder and the ruling of whether or not this is an abnormality that eliminates
this dog from breeding.  This printout must accompany the submittal of the CERF
 exam results to be accepted as an allowable clearance.  If the noted issue is not
 addressed on the CERF website, another resource referencing this issue may be
 accepted.  The diagnosis on the CERF exam paper must be legible.


Breeder Options
Ineligible Findings



Resources for the above:

-OFA hip, elbow, patella, and heart clearances: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
 Inc. (OFA)-
www.offa.org

-OVC hip and elbow: University of Guelph- http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/hip-elbow/contact
- issues certificates for OVC hip and elbow evaluation.

-EYES: Canine Eye Registration Foundation, Inc. (CERF) - www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
 - issues certificates for CERF eye exams.

-PRA and vWD:

Optigen - www.optigen.com

Vetgen - www.vetgen.com


Dr. Kent Wallace, DVM, Ms, DACVR
submissions made via: eVet Diagnostics
http://www.evetdiagnostics.com


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