If there is health testing, why not share it upfront?
Health testing: Whatever I have done through OFA is on there. As for other tests and health issues, any serious potential buyer will get all the info I have to give. What they do with this info is up to them. I am not a show breeder and right now not an AKC breeder, have had a UKC litter but lagging on the registrations. My market is not the same as some other resposible breeders. I am looking for appropriate homes for great (and healthy) dogs from Benin West Africa. Some are UKC, some may be submitted for AKC in order to help the domestics, but that is a side project. The BCOA is behind in areas on familial disease particularly in the DLA area, ie genetic diversity, MHO. Some diseases are fairly common but not talked about unless someone asks specifically about it. So a BCOA blessing is not state of the art. Additionally there are no tests for most disorders. A full battery of tests doesnt guarantee against serious disease. So when you get these results for your prospective pup you also deserve to find out about other issues.
My Fanconi test on Apollo is Prob Neg but I have been told there was a mixup in that batch so I have to resubmit. If you just looked at OFA you would think he had been definitively tested. Macho and Apollo IIRC have had their hips done which were Excellent. The pups are almost ready to have their hips done, but I do question the idea of spending a lot of money on this test. OFA okays breeding down to the FAIR level. That isnt very selective and includes almost every dog in the registry. We have small fit dogs with low likelihood of hip problems even in their inbred state, even if they score FAIR. So I might wait til I get a job and not dig into my retirement (I was laid off June 2009) to get this done by age 2. My contract covers all contingencies I can think of and any the customer thinks of. I have been a little scrambled becoming a breeder WAY before I wanted to (long story) and this is my first planned litter. Meanwhile I have been in MD looking for Macho and looking for a job. This breeding was done for a person with another Benin dog who wants to breed without inbreeding so it works out for both of us. I need to find good homes for the "extra" 3 dogs.
I will verify that I am behind in Fanconi testing to be corrected as soon as the kits get here. I will tell you that all the imports are PK normal.