Why should I have my dog tested?

Genetic testing is a good way to assess the long term health of your dog, specifically relating to inherited diseases known to affect your dog’s breed.

Understanding your dogs genetics is even more important when it comes to breeding; if the status of the parents are known with respect to a specific inherited disease, the possible status of future puppies can also be predicted. Therefore, screening for certain genetic diseases can inform breeding decisions and improve the health of your dog as well as the long term health of the breed.