Testing

 We aim to test our boys and girls for any hereditary diseases prior to breeding.  When we started breeding, the only testyyts being cited as important were hips, eyes, SA and vWD.  Personally, we do not believe in the ongoing testing for SA as it is non-conclusive and has been known to give false positives and in the long term (in some inmstances) false negatives.  We do however, recognise the importance of testing any disease that is able to be identified by DNA analysis.  Consequently, as these tests have become available, we have had our dogs tested.  In some instances, these dogs were no longer living with us, but we were able to send test kits to their new owners who willinging collaborated with us to help us follow the genetic health of their dogs.  At the time we bred with Obladis Fast Flame and Starina I Told You So, the DNA tests for DM and NE were not available, consequently we did not know that either girls were carriers for DM.  Through DNA analysis we know that Obladis Fast Flame is a DM carrier, however, it is only through the testing of offspring of Starina I Told You So, that we determined that she is a 'carrier' - we have not tested her so she could well be affected!

We attempt to be as transparent as possible so put up all our test results - good and bad.

We have also started DNA testing for Renal dysplasia.  This is a relatively little known disease, affecting all dogs. It is passed on as DOMINANT WITH INCOMPLETE PENETRANCE, whilst its prevalence is quite high the incidence is very low, it is quoted as being as little as 3 - 5% are affected.

Any breeder claiming not to have RD in their lines, CANNOT say this with certainty unless they have TESTED for it!!  If breeders don't collaborate and start testing for this disease in earnest, it will be to a point where it cannot be bred out!  Elizabeth Chambers of Trevasco poodles is also testing for renal dysplasia and was the first in Australia to test an entire litter.  Trevasco poodles has given us permission to publish the results of their Silver and Blue dogs - both of which are homozygous.    I am pleased to say that Linda Johnston of G'day poodles and Jacqui McLeay of Kirada Poodles, have both joined the cause to eradicate this disease, determining to test their future breeding stock.  It is pleasing to see a few other breeders being pro-active rather than waiting to be reactive.  Renal Dysplasia, is NOT colour selective.

When choosing to purchase a new puppy, I encourage you to support any breeder who is testing for all DNA diseases including RD.  For our results on RD CLICK HERE.

Abbreviations:

vWD - von Willebrands Disease

DM - Degenerative Myelopathy.   In September 2011 I was advised by Gtg Laboratories that testing form DM in poodles had been available for approximately 12 months and NE a little longer.  I started testing for DM and NE in July 2010 as soon as I discovered its availability.

NE - Neonatal Encephalopathy.   

CBP - Clear By Parentage                     

 NAME SIRE DAM TEST RESULT
 Shertonah Chantily Rainbow Shertonah I Did It My Way Shertonah Follow That Dream HIP 3:2
Shertonah So Let It Be Done Shertonah I Am Legend Joiners Quality Meranti MimiHIP  4:9
 Trevasco Written In the StarsShertonah So Let It Be WrittenShertonah Gypsy Gold HIP 2:2
    DMCBP
    NE CBP
    VWD CBP
 Adeltoy Simply Smashn Danrith Flash Jack Adeltoy Smashn RoxanneDMclear
    NE clear
    vWD clear
    HIP 
Mithrils Thats What I'm Talking about At Shertonah Boudreaux's Cajn Red Rotten's Gig'em Aggies hips 2:5
    DM clear
    NE clear
    vWD clear
    SACLEAR
Elegant Dream AforeignAffair Highlands Red Royal Regal Elegant Miss Jana hips 90th%
    DM clear
    NE clear
    vWD clear
Rickaby Got ThLook Torbec Look Out Neiger Blondie hips 4:4
    hips 80th%

Foster's Admiral Von Akim 

Golden Akim Von Briwebu Foster's My Best Friend hips 70th%
   DM  clear
    NEclear 
   vWD  clear
 Foster's Omega Von AkimGolden Akim Von Briwebu Foster's My Best Friend hips 70th%
    DM clear
    NE clear
    vWDclear 
 Shertonah Lord Ovth Sky Marlau Lord Of the Ring Shertonah Star Performer sa clear
    hips 90th%
    vWD clear
    dm clear
    ne clear
Joiner's Quality Meranti Mimi Foster's ChipJoiner's Quality Yemeri Yolanda HIPS 10th%
   DM clear
   NE  clear
    vWD clear
Shertonah Break Every Rule Shertonah I Am Legend Shertonah Love N Kisses HIPS 2:2
    DMclear
    NEclear
   vWD  clear
Starina I Told You So Splash Extreme Measures  Starina I am Shamless DM CARRIER
   HIPS 80%
   SA clear
   Eyesclear
Shertonah In DisguiseElegant Dream AforeignAffair Starina I told You So DMCARRIER
    eyes clear
    HIP2:3
    NE clear
Shertonah Just Coz I Can Foster's Admiral Von Akim Starina I Told You SoDM CARRIER
    
    EYES clear
   vWD  clear
    ne clear
Joiner's Quality Velau Valdemar Top Team's Vsex Coolmint  Joiner's Quality Larix Livia HIPS 5:5
    vWD clear
    DM clear
    SA clear
    EYES clear
Obladis Fast Flame Foster's Fire FighterObladis Starka-CarismaHIPS  80%
   vWD clear
    DM CARRIER
    NE clear
    SA clear
Stuartlea Red Turbo Palmares Minarets Oregon RedStuartlea Bella Redpippa  DM  CARRIER
Shertonah This Magic MomentStuartlea Red Turbo Stuartlea Love Diiva  DMclear
Shertonah This Is ItStuartlea Red TurboStuartlea Love Diiva DM clear
Shertonah Back In BlackMarlau Lord of the SkyShertonah Star Performer HIPS3:2
    vWDclear
    EYES clear
    DM 
Shertonah I Am LegendTango L'Contradanza at ChatainObladis Fast Flame HIPS 2:3
    NE clear
    vWDcbp
    DMclear
    SAclear
Shertonah I Did It My Way Farleys D Universal SoldierShertonah Love Story HIPS 4:4
    vWD clear
    EYES clear
    NE clear
    DM clear