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Health Testing

These are the tests the AKC recommends for the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno:

  1. HIP EVALUATION
  2. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EVALUATION
  3. PATELLA EVALUATION

These are the tests the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club of America recommends:

  1. Hip Evaluation for Hip Dysplasia
    OFA Evaluation – OR
    PennHIP Evaluation
  2. Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- min CERF age 12 months
    Results registered with OFA – OR
    Results registered with CERF
  3. Patellar Luxation with OFA Evaluation

These are the tests we do on our breeding stock.   Once tested we only use dogs with GOOD results for breeding.  We take the health of our future puppies very seriously.     We send happy, healthy puppies out into the world.  Please ask to see the reports.  

  1. Hip OFA Evaluation
  2. Elbow OFA Evaluation
  3. Patellar Luxation OFA Evaluation
  4. Eye Examinations by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist and registered with the OFA
  5. DNA Testing using the new Optimal Selection™ test.  This tests for over 125 mutations in dogs.  It is an important part of the trend toward predictive, preventive, and personalized healthcare for dogs.   See below for a PARTIAL LIST OF THE TESTS PREFORMED.
  6. Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration using DNA testing through Paw Print Genetics.

Not all breeders take advantage of the health tests available.  This is important – Just because a dog has a CHIC number does not mean it has passed a health test.  Always ask the breeder to see the actual health reports.  We are a proud BRED with H.E.A.R.T Breeder.

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  • Following is a partial list of diseases that are covered by the DNA Optimal Selection test.
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta, (AI)
    Autosomal Recessive Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, (ARSCID)
    Bandera's Neonatal Ataxia, (BNAt)
    Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy or Remitting Focal Epilepsy
    Bleeding Disorder due to P2RY12 Defect
    Bobtail
    Canine Cyclic Neutropenia, Cyclic Hematopoiesis, Gray Collie Syndrome, (CN)
    Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1, (CMR1); mutation found in Mastiff-related breeds 
    Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 2, (CMR2); mutation originally found in Coton de Tulear
    Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 3, (CMR3); mutation originally found in Lapponian Herder
    Canine Scott Syndrome, (CSS)
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Muscular Dystrophy, (CKCS-MD)
    Centronuclear Myopathy, (CNM); mutation originally found in Great Dane
    Centronuclear Myopathy, (CNM); mutation originally found in Labrador Retriever
    Cerebellar Hypoplasia; mutation originally found in Eurasier
    Cerebral Dysfunction; mutation originally found in Friesian Stabyhoun
    Chondrodysplasia; mutation originally found in Norwegian Elkhound and Karelian Bear Dog
    Cleft Lip and Palate with Syndactyly; ADAMTS20 gene mutation originally found in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
    Cleft Palate; DLX6 gene mutation originally found in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
    Color Locus H (PSMB7 gene): Harlequin (H allele)
    Complement 3 (C3) Deficiency
    Cone Degeneration, (CD) or Achromatopsia
    Cone Degeneration, (CD) or Achromatopsia; mutation originally found in German Shepherd
    Cone Degeneration, (CD) or Achromatopsia; mutation originally found in German Shorthaired Pointer
    Cone-Rod Dystrophy 1, (crd1); mutation originally found in American Staffordshire Terrier
    Cone-Rod Dystrophy 2, (crd2); mutation originally found in Pit Bull Terrier
    Cone-Rod Dystrophy, (cord1-PRA / crd4)
    Cone-Rod Dystrophy, Standard Wirehaired Dachshund, (crd SWD)
    Congenital Hypothyroidism; mutation originally found in Tenterfield Terrier
    Congenital Hypothyroidism; mutation originally found in Toy Fox- and Rat Terrier
    Congenital Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and Ichthyosiform Dermatosis, (CKCSID)
    Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS); mutation originally found in Jack Russell Terrier
    Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS); mutation originally found in Labrador Retriever
    Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, (CMS); mutation originally found in Old Danish Pointing Dog
    Craniomandibular Osteopathy, (CMO)
    Cystinuria Type I-A; mutation originally found in Newfoundland Dog
    Cystinuria, Type II-A; mutation originally found in Australian Cattle Dog
    Degenerative Myelopathy, (DM)
    Dental Hypomineralization; mutation originally found in Border Collie
    Dilated Cardiomyopathy, (DCM); mutation originally found in Doberman Pinscher (USA)
    Duchenne or Dystrophin Muscular Dystrophy, (DMD); mutation originally found in Golden Retriever
    Duchenne or Dystrophin Muscular Dystrophy, (DMD); mutation originally found in Norfolk Terrier
    Early-Onset Progressive Polyneuropathy; mutation originally found in Alaskan Malamute
    Early-Onset Progressive Polyneuropathy; mutation originally found in Greyhound
    Epidermolysis Bullosa, Dystrophic; mutation originally found in Central Asian Ovcharka
    Epidermolysis Bullosa, Dystrophic; mutation originally found in Golden Retriever
    Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis
    Episodic Falling Syndrome, (EFS)
    Exercise-Induced Collapse, (EIC)
    Factor IX Deficiency or Hemophilia B; mutation Gly379Glu
    Factor IX Deficiency or Hemophilia B; mutation originally found in Airedale Terrier
    Factor VII Deficiency
    Factor VIII Deficiency or Hemophilia A; mutation originally found in Boxer
    Factor VIII Deficiency or Hemophilia A; mutation originally found in German Shepherd Dog
    Factor VIII Deficiency or Hemophilia A; mutation originally found in Havanese
    Factor VIII Deficiency or Hemophilia A; p.Cys548Tyr mutation originally found in German Shepherd
    Factor XI Deficiency
    Fanconi Syndrome
    Fetal Onset Neuroaxonal Dystrophy, (FNAD)
    Focal Non-Epidermolytic Palmoplantar Keratoderma (FNEPPK)
    Glanzmann Thrombasthenia Type I, (GT); mutation originally found in Pyrenean Mountain Dog
    Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy or Krabbe Disease, (GLD); mutation originally found in Irish Setter
    Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy or Krabbe Disease, (GLD); mutation originally found in Terriers
    Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia, (GSD Ia)
    Glycogen Storage Disease Type II or Pompe Disease, (GSD II)
    Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIa, (GSD IIIa)
    GM2 Gangliosidosis; mutation originally found in Japanese Chin
    GM2 Gangliosidosis; mutation originally found in Toy Poodle
    Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, (GR_PRA 1)
    Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, (GR_PRA 2)
    Hereditary Ataxia or Cerebellar Ataxia; mutation originally found in Old English Sheepdog and Gordon Setter
    Hereditary Elliptocytosis
    Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis, (HFH)
    Hereditary Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency
    Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets, (HVDRR)
    Hyperekplexia or Startle Disease
    Hyperuricosuria, (HUU)
    Hypocatalasia or Acatalasemia
    Hypomyelination; mutation originally found in Weimaraner
    Ichthyosis; mutation originally found in Great Dane
    Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption or Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome, (IGS); mutation originally found in Beagle
    Intestinal Cobalamin Malabsorption or Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome, (IGS); mutation originally found in Border Collie
    L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria, (L2HGA); mutation originally found in Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    Lagotto Storage Disease, (LSD)
    Lamellar Ichthyosis, (LI)
    Ligneous Membranitis
    Macrothrombocytopenia; disease-linked variant originally found in Norfolk and Cairn Terrier
    May-Hegglin Anomaly (MHA)
    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 3A, (MPS IIIA); mutation originally found in Dachshund
    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, (MPS VII); mutation originally found in Brazilian Terrier
    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, (MPS VII); mutation originally found in German Shepherd
    Multidrug Resistance 1 (MDR1 gene mutation)
    Muscular Dystrophy, Ullrich-type; mutation originally found in Landseer
    Muscular Hypertrophy (Double Muscling)
    Musladin-Lueke syndrome, (MLS)
    Myeloperoxidase Deficiency; mutation originally found in Italian Hound
    Myotonia Congenita; mutation originally found in Australian Cattle Dog
    Myotubular Myopathy; mutation originally found in Rottweiler
    Narcolepsy; mutation originally found in Dachshund
    Narcolepsy; mutation originally found in Labrador Retriever
    Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration or Cerebellar Abiotrophy, (NCCD)
    Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, (NEWS)
    Neuroaxonal Dystrophy; mutation originally found in Spanish Water Dog
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, (NCL1); mutation originally found in Dachshund
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 10, (NCL10); mutation originally found in American Bulldog
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 12, (NCL12); mutation originally found in Tibetan terrier
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, (NCL8); mutation originally found in Australian Shepherd
    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, (NCL8); mutation originally found in English Setter
    Osteochondrodysplasia; mutation originally found in Miniature Poodle
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta, (OI); mutation originally found in Beagle
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta, (OI); mutation originally found in Dachshund
    Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome, (PMDS); mutation originally found in Miniature Schnauzer
    Polycystic Kidney Disease in Bull Terriers, (BTPKD)
    Prekallikrein Deficiency
    Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, (PCD)
    Primary Hyperoxaluria, (PH); mutation originally found in Coton de Tulear
    Primary Lens Luxation, (PLL)
    Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, (POAG); mutation originally found in Beagle
    Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, (POAG); mutation originally found in Norwegian Elkhound
    Progressive Early-Onset Cerebellar Ataxia; mutation originally found in Finnish Hound
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy Type III, (PRA type III); mutation originally found in Tibetan Spaniel and Tibetan Terrier
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy, (CNGA1-PRA); mutation originally found in Shetland Sheepdog
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy, (PAP1_PRA); mutation originally found in Papillon and Phalene
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy, (PRA); mutation originally found in Basenji
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy; Swedish Vallhund marker test
    Protein Losing Nephropathy, (PLN); NPHS1 gene variant
    Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase 1 (PDP1) Deficiency
    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency; mutation originally found in Beagle
    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency; mutation originally found in Pug
    Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency; mutation originally found in West Highland White Terrier
    QT Syndrome
    Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis, (RCND)
    Rod-Cone Dysplasia 1, (rcd1); mutation originally found in Irish Setter
    Rod-Cone Dysplasia 1a, (rdc1a); mutation originally found in Sloughi
    Rod-Cone Dysplasia 3, (rcd3)
    Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy (SAN)
    Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Frisian Water Dogs, (SCID)
    Skeletal Dysplasia 2, (SD2)
    Spinal Dysraphism
    Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures (SCA)
    Spinocerebellar Ataxia/ Late-Onset Ataxia (SCA, LOA)
    Spondylocostal Dysostosis
    Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, (TNS)
    Van den Ende-Gupta Syndrome, (VDEGS)
    Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) Type II
    X-Linked Ectodermal Dysplasia, (XHED)
    X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, (XLHN)
    X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, (XLHN); mutation originally found in Navasota Dog
    X-Linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, (XLPRA2)
    X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (XSCID); mutation originally found in Basset Hound
    X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (XSCID); mutation originally found in Cardigan Welsh Corgi