Newhope - Crossfire
Newhope Crossfire dogs undergo extensive health testing
prior to being part of our breeding team.
All prospective parents have x-rays on hips and elbows,
eye tests by CERF
and heart auscultations.
Border Collies have known status for CEA, either by DNA test or by parentage. Any dog found to have carrier status is mated only to a clear dog,
ensuring no puppies will develop this problem.
Border Collies are also BAER tested.
Irish Red and White Setters have additional tests for CLAD and vWD
(or are known clear by parentage). We have also begun Thyroid testing,
and will soon know the status of all our dogs.
As genetics cannot be controlled, we can not guarantee
that a dog will never develop a problem.
We have ourselves experienced the heartbreak
that comes when a dog develops genetic problems,
and are committed to doing all that we can to produce
healthy, well socialized puppies that will give joy to our clients.
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