I will be taking the other viewpoint here. I donít believe everything should be judged on what tests have been performed or not. If that is what is important to you, by all means make all your decisions based on it. We have had testing done in the past for breeders, which caused stress for us & our pet. Did this help our pet, or her breeding program? Trust your instincts, they are usually right. Try not to put the breeder on trial. Itís not going to gain you much.
All the tests in the world have not changed the fact that almost all Cavaliers will have mitral valve disease at some point in their life. Sooner or later can not be determined as a puppy, it just will happen. Do breeder websites, or dog show descriptions of the breed tell you this? Probably not.
We got out of breeding Rocky Mountain horses due to inherent eye problems which were most pronounced in the preferred chocolate/flax color. Breeders knew that this color presented the most problems, but wait......itís beautiful & thatís what the buyer wants. Iím pretty sure if you visit current breederís sites, they wonít be talking about the eye problems. Eye Diseases Associated With Specific Horse Breeds
Hard to imagine that hip problems are a big concern when it comes to Havanese. I wish people put as much time into considering the health pedigree of their own mate with whom I assume they will procreate, as they do for their dog, which most wonít breed anway. If there is an inherent problem in any breed, I doubt if it will be changed or eliminated any time soon, testing or not. Fortunately Havanese are relatively blessed so far as I know, with few distinct problems. Leave it up to man though, & it will probably eventually happen. Ever notice that in nature cardinals mate with cardinals, woodchucks with woodchucks, & on & on. Only domesticated animals are bred to other breeds, which makes us look like the creators of anything our hearts desire. It doesnít always end well. End of diatribe,
& thatís why itís called a forum.