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I am in Fort Myers Florida. Does anyone know where I can get a Baer test for my girl. I don't mind a 1 to 2 hour drive.
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Your breeder didn't do that? How old is your girl?

Here is a listing of BAER test sites, but I'm not sure how current it is. It shows test sites in Orange Park, Stuart, Largo and Maitland.
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Kimberly, since it was brought up....
My dogs weren't BAER tested. How important is it? Should it be done now that they are 1 and 2 yrs old?


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This is just my personal opinion, but I wouldn't bother if they are that old and you know they can hear and you aren't using them for breeding. If your breeder didn't take care of it when they were puppies, why bother now? (Unless it is in your contract to do it.)

Other breeders may disagree with me on that. It is only my opinion.
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That's what I figured. I don't think it is important at this point. I do CERF testing done as a precaution.


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here is the link for the Foundation's website and brochure. It has approved sites for each state. http://www.vmdb.org/clinic.html

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Smile Baer Testing

Thank you.
My girl is two and I agreed to do the Cerf & Baer testing every year. The breeder and I co-own her and she is being bred.
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Sandi, you meant that for the CERF testing, right?

Michele, I completely agree with regular CERFing no matter what age or status of your dog (breeding or not). You might as well catch something early if you can. My vet loves learning which testing each breed does and was surprised that we CERF Havs so often, but she agrees it is a great tool for catching things early.
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JoAnn, are you sure that you are supposed to BAER test every year? If so, do you know why? I've never heard of anyone BAER testing beyond the initial test.

The reason being is that early deafness can be congenital, but anything other deafness that comes later could be due to injury or illness, which wouldn't impact breeding.

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Smile Baer Testing

Hi
Of course you are right!
Cerf is done every year but we have not yet done the Baer so it is still due. We live most of the year in Nova Scotia and it has not been offered there since we got Daisy. We are just wintering here in Florida so I thought it might be a good chanceto get it done.
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