Originally Posted by JenniferP
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I keep a list and I send it out with information on what certificates the breeder should show you. I also explain how to read those certificates and be sure that the puppies have been bred according to the guidelines.
I advise that buyers should make it clear that they expect to see all the certificates when they first go to see the puppies.
They should not make the mistake of looking at the puppies before seeing the certificates, as they are unlikely to be able to resist taking one home.
There are many breeders who are expert sales people. They can 'talk the talk'. Buyers should not believe any breeder who says they have no problems with MVD or SM in their dogs. These problems are in every line.
Even with breeders that are recommended by other people it is wise to ask to see the certificates that prove the parents are unaffected.
I do not recommend breeders, as I cannot know for sure that every one of their litters are bred to the health protocols.
Breeders do sometimes breed according to the guidelines one time, & then decide to use an unscanned or underage dog when they produce the next litter.
I do have a list of a few UK breeders that I understand have scanned some of their cavaliers with good results, and that say they heart and eye test all their cavaliers.
My list, in many cases, is based only on information given to me by the breeder, so I make it quite clear that it is the Buyer's responsibility to make sure they know what certificates to ask for, & how to read the results shown on those certificates.
If the breeders on my list cannot help they will sometimes put puppy buyers on a waiting list, or refer them on to other breeders that are planning litters from health tested parents.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.