We booked our dogs into canine imaging for hip scoring then covid struck and it looked like we wouldn’t get the girls done this year. But suddenly we had a phone call that they were doing social distancing visits and seeing all the people who had previously booked. So a trip to South of the UK we went. Ripley has a very very good hip score. Roux has a good hip score. But now we need to wait until the BVA sits again which will be probably a month or so away and then their is a back log. So by Autumn time we hope that we have scores in. If they can sit sooner then we may be in luck and get results back quicker.
Any breeder reading this I highly highly recommend Southern Canine imaging who are efficient, experienced and only sedate dogs. It is better to sedate than to give an unnecessary GA. I think you could say the girls enjoyed their trip as they had a good run over the South Downs.
Roux we hope to mate now December/January time 2021. Ripley will have a litter later in 2021.
Now I can go ahead and do the DNA tests on the girls. We still cant get Glaucoma done, but the moment we can we will be travelling again to have this done as their is nowhere local for us to get this done. Its such a shame really when as breeders we want to do the health tests but theirs so many obstacles. I can see why people give up. But we are committed to our dogs health as always and to travel 3 hours 30 mins x 2 in a day to get dogs hip scores shows our commitment to our dogs health.
Mrs Rachel Savage