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Question about Breeder & Responses
Hi - My family is looking to purchase our first "furry" family member. After researching various breeds, we feel like a Havanese would be a good fit for our family. MY FIL has had two and we have enjoyed both of them.
After reading a lot of information of what to look for in a breeder, expected price, etc., I have a question about a breeder's response.
I asked about testing and she said although her dogs are from championship lines, she does not show them and some of the testing (hip, cardiac) is very expensive and she has not had it done. She does complete CERF and patella testing. She also said that the parents of her dogs have all their testing up to date and there have been no issues in their lines.
I couldn't find costs on-line to know if this is accurate. So, I was curious should I feel concerned? She has offered to FaceTime to show me her home, where the puppies sleep, play, etc. and of course, the parents are on-site.
I have read conflicting information on some of the testing so I am just trying to determine if all the tests are necessary, etc.
We have no intention to show or breed. This is simply a family pet.
Thanks so much for input and advice!!