My Boys

All of our Males have been DNA tested for the prcd-PRA form of PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). Results are posted below!!!

“The Optigen/Paw Print Genetics prcd-PRA test is a DNA-based test that helps you avoid one form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy(PRA). PRA refers to a group of diseases that cause the retina of the eye to degenerate slowly over time. The result is declining vision and eventual blindness.” At this time there is No treatment or cure for prcd-PRA. In Order for a puppy to develop this disease the puppy MUST inherit 1 copy of the prcd-PRA gene from the Sire(Male) and 1 copy of the prcd-PRA gene from the Dam(Female). My Males do not carry the gene that causes the prcd-PRA form of PRA. I have also DNA tested my girls for prcd-PRA to prevent the birth of any puppies affected with prcd-PRA. Please see my girls page for their test results!!

We are currently using Embark Vet Services to DNA test our dogs for the genes they have linked to certain diseases affecting the Cocker Spaniel breed. This testing will help us in our quest to produce healthier puppies!! 

Please understand there are still LIMITS to DNA testing!!

At this time DNA testing for Cataracts, Glaucoma and Cancers is NOT available!!

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RETIRED !!!

DNA TEST for prcd-PRA performed by Optigen.

Completed on October 14, 2015.

Sample Type: Blood Microchip #: 985121006083032

Optigen Accession # : 15-7841

Test Results: NORMAL/CLEAR

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will NEVER develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

bimmer

RETIRED !!!

DNA TEST for prcd-PRA performed by Optigen.

Completed on October 14, 2015.

Sample Type: Blood Microchip #: 985112001013761

Optigen Accession # : 15-7844

Test Results: NORMAL/CLEAR

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will NEVER develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

gator

RETIRED !!!

DNA Health Tested with Embark Vet Services… Results Available upon Request!

DNA EYE TESTED for prcd-PRA performed by Optigen.

Completed on October 14, 2015.

Sample Type: Blood Microchip #: 985112000478725

Optigen Accession # : 15-7843

Test Results: NORMAL/CLEAR

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will NEVER develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

DNA EYE & Health Tested With Embark Vet Services!!

Sample Type: Cheek Swab

Completed on May 1, 2021

Results Available upon request!

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will NEVER develop the prcd for PRA (Progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

DNA Health Tested with Embark Vet Services…Results Available Upon Request!!

DNA EYE TESTED for prcd-PRA performed by Paw Print Genetics

Completed on: February 14, 2019

Sample Type: Cheek Swab

Order #: 49278

Test Results: Normal Clear

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will Never develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

DNA Health Tested with Embark Vet Services…Results Available Upon Request!!

DNA EYE TESTED for prcd-PRA performed by Paw Print Genetics

Completed on: June 2, 2020

Sample Type: Cheek Swab

Order#: 178352

Test Results: Normal Clear

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will Never develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.

DNA Health Tested with Embark Vet Services…Results Available Upon Request!!

DNA EYE TESTED for prcd-PRA performed by Embark

Completed on: February 15, 2022

Sample Type: Cheek Swab

Swab#: 3801

Test Results: Normal Clear

Risk for developing prcd-PRA: This dog will Never develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy).

Significance for breeding: Genetically Normal/Clear dogs can be bred to any dog and will produce NO pups affected with the prcd form of PRA.