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A dog health is most the important thing so before we breed, we test all our animals for genetic diseases commonly affecting the Labrador Retriever breed to eliminate these diseases and to assist in improving the standard of the breed. 

We do full breed profile DNA testing on all our dogs. The main clearances we look for prior to breeding are the following:

HPNK - is a genetic defect caused by a mutation in a gene that regulates differentiation of nose skin cells. The mutation affects specialised cells of the nose resulting in the formation of a crust with cracks over the nasal area of young dogs.

EIC - Exercise-induced collapse (EIC) is a nervous system disorder that is inherited in Labrador retrievers. Exercise-induced collapse (EIC) is characterised by muscle weakness, lack of coordination, and life-threatening collapse after intense exercise in otherwise apparently healthy dogs.

PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy (also known as generalised progressive retinal atrophy or GPRA) describes an inherited disease of dogs that causes slowly progressive blindness over a period of months or years.

We also test the Dam and Sire hips and elbows to reduce the likelihood of hip displasia.

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