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All puppies are CKC registered, current on vaccinations, dewormed,
micro chipped and come with 6 weeks of health insurance and are health
guaranteed for 2 years.
Companion puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter contract
Show and breeding prospects are sold on a individual basis.
Von Willebrand’s Disease: A common bleeding disorder seen in many breeds of dogs.
Why so Important? - If you buy a pet puppy affected with Vwd, Getting the dog/bitch, fixed may cause them to die. If there is no coagulation of blood, there is a risk animal could bleed to death.
More Info: http://www.vetgen.com/canine-vwd.html
Hereditary eye disease: Detailed diagnoses by veterinary ophthalmologists. There are hereditary diseases, prominent in specific breeds. There is an organization and database specifically for Canine eye disease called the Canine Eye Registry Foundation.
For eye disorders and classifications please visit
Hip dysplasia: A polygenetic developmental disease affecting hip formation, where the femoral head abnormally fits in the acetabulum. There are 2 main organizations that evaluate hip conformation radiographs. For more information, please visit their website.
Thyroid Disease: Abnormal levels of thyroid hormones found in blood serum. Classifications and hormone levels may vary. Some may include Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and autoimmune thyroiditis. Symptoms may vary (may include weight and coat abnormalities.) (
Multi-Drug Sensitivity Resistance Gene (MDR1): Mutation of a gene preventing specific toxins from being efficiently removed from the brain.
Why so important? - Toxicity of certain drugs can cause neurological damage and even death. Some common de-worming medications may include a drug that can cause toxicity and the death of your pet. There are several specific drugs to be weary of, AND HERE when dogs are AFFECTED (mutant/mutant) or have CARRIER status (Mutant/Normal) THEY CAN BE mildly affected by specific drugs. (NOTE: this is not the case with Vwd. Carrier individuals with Vwd do not have ANY coagulation impediments.)
Dermatomyositis (DMS)* is an autoimmune disease of the skin and muscle that occurs in both humans and dogs. In dogs, DMS is most often diagnosed in Shetland Sheepdogs and Collies and is caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Skin lesions consist of hair loss and crusts on areas with minimal muscle overlying the bone such as the face, ear tips, legs and feet, and the tip of the tail. Muscle involvement is uncommon in Shelties. Onset of lesions may occur as early as 12 weeks of age or in mature dogs. In some affected puppies, lesions may diminish with age and may or may not return at an older age. Stress may induce worsening of lesions. Definitive diagnosis can only be made with a skin biopsy. Treatment with pentoxyphyline (Trental®), corticosteroids, and vitamin E has been helpful in some dogs**.