I know of a few Pomeranian breeders who Mri scan their breeding stock.
Pomeranians suffer from both CM and SM.They can be quite symptomatic, even from mild CM.
Unfortunately many other toy breeds also have the same condition.
Cavaliers were the first breed to become so closely associated with CM/SM but the reality is that several toy breeds are predisposed to the same health issue and as breeders begin to realise that their dogs have similar symptoms to cavaliers,and Mri them,they find they also have a problem with CM.
I had considered buying one,then I realised that I'd prefer to stick with cavaliers.
Once you fall in love with cavaliers,you need a compelling reason to change.
If you know the risks and buy wisely,you can reduce your chance of having a poorly pet.
Sadly,there are both breeders and puppy buyers who do not see health as a priority.I can never understand why people who know the health issues,decide to take crazy risks when buying a puppy...
No matter what breed you decide to buy,please do all the research you can find.Then find a reputable breeder,who is a member of a breed club and who will be available to support and advise you if you have a problem.
Tests are important,but also try and find out as much information about grandparents/great grandparents as you can.If the breeder cannot tell you anything about the dogs behind your puppy,then walk away..fast!
Sharing my sofa with Holly, Ivy,Lilly and Hazy.. and never forgetting our beautiful Daisy who reached the bridge too soon.