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Regency Reds Australian Labradoodles

Health Tests

Australian Labradoodles are generally healthy dogs, because from the onset of their breeding history only the healthiest dogs were bred from, and being a relatively new breed the gene pool is large and inbreeding is unheard of. However like all breeds there are certain conditions that they may be prone to. Testing has developed very much over the last few years so some older dogs may only have a basic few.

1) Hip Scoring

Parents: BVA Hip and Elbow scores –Hips to be 18 or less in total.  Elbows 0-1 


PennHip score grading to be no higher than 0.5 on each hip, with nil elbow dysplasia.


OFA to be Excellent, Good or Fair with negative for elbow dysplasia. 


2) Health testing

DNA test showing that neither parent is ‘At risk’ of developing the disease it should show ‘clear’, its ok if just one parent is a ‘carrier’ as long as the other parent is ‘clear’,  for the following:

Von Willebrand Disease 1

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRCD)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CRD4)

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures

Heriditary Nasal Parakeratosis

Exercise-Induced Collapse

Degenerative Myelopathy


Other tests for rarer diseases would include:


Centronuclear Myopathy

gangliosidosis GM2

Phosphofructokinase deficiency


Familial Nephropathy

Pyruvate Kinase deficiency


Myotubular myopathy 1

Skeletal dysplasia

Congenital myasthenia syndrome

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-GR2)


3) Eye test

Once dogs get to 2 years they should start having biennially the BVA (or equivalent) eye test to check for hereditary eye disease.