Here at River Valley British Kennel, we think that the health and well being of your best friend, should be your number one priority. It starts from the care and testing the parents recieve before they have any litters, and follows through their entire life. We believe the best start any puppy can have is to be well socialized to people, children, and other dogs. Our puppies recieve their first vet check here at the kennel from our vet, Dr. Carlson. He gives each puppy a full exam to make sure that you recieve a healthy puppy.
There is many things we test for here at River Valley British Kennel. The reason we test for these things is simple, we don't want anyone to take a pup home and bond with it, only to find out later that it has something that could have been prevented. So here are some of the things that all breeders should be testing for, so they are not breeding dogs that could be passing these diseases on to their pups. PRA: Progressive Retinal Atrophy- is a group of slowly progressive inherited diseases that cause irreverisible degeneration of the retinal tissue and eventually blindness. For more information go to: www.optigen.com
CNM: Centronuclear Myopathy- is a autosomal recessive disorder characterized by muscle weakness and exercise intolerance. For more information go to: www.vetdnacenter.com EIC: Canine Exercise Induced Collapse- is an exercise intolerance and collapse, that has been observed among labrador retrievers. They often exhibit leg weakness, followed by complete collapse, after 5-15 minutes of strenuous activity. EIC is a big problem particularly with hunting and field trial dogs. In extreme cases, dogs affected by EIC can die. For more information go to: www.vetdnacenter.com OFA HIPS: Othopedic Foundation for Animals. This test is to provide you with hip grades, to prevent you from producing hip dysplasia in dogs. For more information go to: www.offa.org
River Valley British Kennel Breeders of Fine British Labradors - Serving MN, SD, ND, IA, WI, & more. 26412 St Thomas Rd, Le Sueur MN 56058