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Australian Labradoodle care

 

Your Australian Labradoodle like any other dog is special and deserves to be looked after in the best possible way, he has had a great start to life and been given all the love and care possible. His parents were chosen because of their good health and wonderful temperaments.

Please make sure you carry on this first class care and give him a happy loving home.

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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

or

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

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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’, (being a ‘carrier’ means that this dog won’t ever develop the disease but if mated with another ‘carrier’ they will have offspring that could develop the disease)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:

Osteochondrodydysplasia

Centronuclear Myopathy

gangliosidosis GM2

Phosphofructokinase deficiency

Narcolepsy

Familial Nephropathy

Pyruvate Kinase deficiency

Hyperuricosuria

Myotubular myopathy 1

Skeletal dysplasia

Congenital myasthenia syndrome

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-GR2)

 

3) Eye test

All breeding dogs should have the BVA (or equivalent) eye test to check for hereditary eye disease.