I found a breeder I like very much, but her miniature poodle female eye test is B, she was bred with a male tested A. How big is the possibility of the puppies eye problems?
Both Bs (carriers) and Cs (affected) should always be bred to As. Cs to As would result in a litter full of carriers, while Bs to Bs or Bs to Cs or Cs to Cs will result in a mix of clears, carriers and affecteds or all affecteds depending on the combo.So if you ended up with a carrier, you'd have to breed to an A in order to not have affected puppies or would you still end up with affected puppies if you had a carrier?
Based purely on Optigen info, I would say the two litters are equal. You just want a pet right? So it makes no difference to you if the dog is clear of PRA or a Carrier. The only way a Carrier can be an issue is if you have plans to breed - and even then you just have to be careful of who you plan to breed to. But that's just my opinion, others may have other opinions!Thank you so much Cdnjennga, you are really great
The whole story is, this breeder has two litters. 1. dam is a champion (very nice) she is the B carrier bred to a sire A. 2. dam and sire are A's, the sire is a champion. I know it will be safer to pick a puppy from the 2.litter, just the first is really beautiful. If you should make the decision what you will go with? I'm just trying not to make a mistake because I still don't know much
Optigen is a genetic test. So theoretically the PRCD form of PRA (which is the cause of 75% of PRA) could eventually be completely eradicated by only breeding clears to clears. Dogs who are clear by parentage (so their parents were both Optigen A) do not need to be tested. So one day I guess there could be a day when Optigen is not required!So does CERF cover both types of PRA? If you still need to CERF, then why bother w/ optigen?
I should say PRCD PRA (which is tested by Optigen) is not a big problem for standards (or at least is has not been identified as a problem for standards as of yet)! So while Standards won't have an Optigen score like minis, toys, they should still be CERF'd for other eye problems.You're awesome! I didn't realize PRA wasn't a big problem w/ standard and you explained that perfectly! Thanks!
Thank you . The breeder sad all the health testings are clear (she will give me copies of the results), just the one bitch is tested Optigen B. One litter is three weeks old, one is just a week old, so I will go to see them in few weeks. She lives 3.5 hours away but I will go there at least twice and will take my friend (breeder) so she will help me with the other stuff. I just have good gut feeling about this breeder, she feeds organic kibble and raw food, she goes by holistic vet, and other things that I liked. So if everything will go OK :fingers-crossed: it will mean the end off search. I want also black boy, I don't want to breed, I want to show him, or at least do the obedience, .....If I were in your shoes, I would look at other factors and make the decision on them (other health testing/ background, personality, gut instinct). Good luck, when will these little pups be ready?!?