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Champion line means little to nothing. There are many Champions from all the original lines of Havanese with all sorts of health problems or stuff you don't want. Drag any dog through the ring long enough and it can be finished.
Health testing is not exactly Genetic Testing. Genetic testing is more about looking at the DNA for specific things. There is a lot of Genetic testing going on now but it's of little interest as far as any individual puppy.
Health testing is more about seeing the quality of the breeding dogs' hips, eyes, liver function, hips, elbows, heart, etc. All these things can be passed on. Even with all the health testing passed, it's still no guarantee of anything. Beyond health testing comes the puppies produced by the breeder for ever how long. The only Guarantee you get is the one provided by the breeder which needs to be tempered by your own judgment to see if you believe they can stand behind it.
Anyone who is breeding dogs who have not passed the health testing should not be breeding these dogs.
Last edited by Tom King; 07-16-2009 at 08:14 AM.