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I am no expert, but here is what I know. Titers measure the antibodies in the blood to certain viruses. If they measure low, the vet will recommend the vaccine. My guys have had titers and each time they needed one vaccine, but not everything. Some people believe, even if the dogs titers comes back low it's ok. They feel if the dog is exposed, the antibodies will kick in and protect the dog. If my guys have a low titer, I always give them the vaccine, but only the one they are low on. Last time Fred was low on Parvo, but his distemper was fine. I ordered a single dose of parvo. I don't go overboard on shots. Mine get Parvo or distemper if needed and rabies(only because it's the law). I think it depends on what's in your area. I don't vaccinate for anything that can be cured. I think titers are the same with all breeds.
My info might not be 100% correct, so don't hold me to it!