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So I found a breeder close (in my city) by that is willing to guild me through the showing process, clipping ect.

She didn't have her dog's registered names on her website(very very basic website) so when I went to visit her and her dogs I wrote down her dogs names (she only has two adult dogs and two show prospect puppies) when I got home I went straight to the OFFA website and her dogs are NOT listed! When I asked her why she said she just never submitted the paperwork for it to go on the website, she said if she could find all the paperwork I could see the original copies... Is this true? do breeders have to submit paperwork and pay fees?

My mind is telling me to run but my heart is telling me to find out more, This woman is warm and seems genuine and is everything besides this issue to the T that I am looking for!
 

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I would look further into it. She sounds like she may be new to showing herself and I dont recall if the results are automatically listed or if thats a request you have to make with OFA to have them listed.

Are you sure she isnt thinking of the prelim testing? Maybe she had preliminary test's done and is confusing it with OFA. Those wont be listed.
 

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Xrays are sent to OFA to be read and certified. That is how you get a passing hip score. I'm not sure what exactly she is going to show you because you have to send the films in to get them evaluated.

What exactly has she tested for?
 

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apparently everything poodles should be tested for...

I think she is just lying and I'm going to pass up on this breeder

Thank you!
 

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Hips and Eyes that is I am not sure how to get the other tests on there can anyone help?
 

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Back when we had our Amstaff done I remember filling out a form at the vets office and after the x rays were completed, they submit the x rays to OFA. Mind you my husband set up all the health testing for our dogs back then. I just took them to the appointments. I remember him calling around because I dont believe all vets work with OFA. We took her to this particular vet just for her hips.

I still dont recall if the results are automatically listed on the website or if thats something you request. I'd ask my hubby, but he's out golfing.

Editing; My husband says he recalls having to request the results be listed on the site when you feel out the forms to be sent in. So if she didnt request it, then maybe thats why its not listed online.
 

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I'm pretty sure the breeder has to request the result be posted online, I don't know if they have to pay for it or not. Yes, they should be review by the OFA, not just any vet. Even if she didn't have the results listed online, she should be willing to show them to you. I don't know what to think about theh "if she can find them part."
 

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I'm pretty sure the breeder has to request the result be posted online, I don't know if they have to pay for it or not. Yes, they should be review by the OFA, not just any vet. Even if she didn't have the results listed online, she should be willing to show them to you. I don't know what to think about theh "if she can find them part."
Agreed. I don't think they have to pay, but I do think they have to tick the box saying they want to have them listed publicly.

I wouldn't fully give up on the breeder yet if you feel she might be the one! She may just be disorganised. But definitely make sure she produces all health certification before going any further with her. :)
 
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