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I would also be interested to hear anything about this breeder.
Does the website have credibility?

Edit: He just sent me an email with the following info:
I have bred a silver female to my champion silver boy Ch Awards Riccardo.
Has anyone heard of Ch Awards Riccardo?

Edit 2: On this site it says:
Health Screening: Yes
I use the following Health Screening procedures: OFA, Cerf and Optigen

Is that sufficient?
 

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This is probably a silly question, but one would hope to see testing on both the parents and puppies right? Or only the puppies?
What types of testing should be listed for credibility?
 

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This is probably a silly question, but one would hope to see testing on both the parents and puppies right? Or only the puppies?
What types of testing should be listed for credibility?
Thank you for asking this, I am interested in the answer as well. I have seen lists of what they should be tested for, but I am not sure exactly what to look for on the site. Some breeders list the results of dogs that can be confirmed; I'm just not quite sure how to make sense of everything!!!!
 

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I was the original questioner I see! I don't even remember this, and obviously went on to get a puppy elsewhere. Not because I found out anything about this breeder, just because I happened to go somewhere else.

In terms of health testing, just because information is not posted on the website doesn't mean it's not done. When you contact the breeder ask what health testing they do. For minis the dog should have an Optigen score for PRA and a recent CERF eye exam within the last year. A hip test from OFA or Pennhip and patella check. You should also ask about whether they have seen any case of Leggs Calves Perthes. You can check yourself on the OFA website, I searched here, only a couple of dogs were listed: OFA: Display OFA Records Just because they're not listed there doesn't mean the testing wasn't done though, as breeders can choose whether to have the testing posted on the website.
 
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