Health Testing & Guarantee

Our Health Testing

Our goal at Tamarack Poodles is to breed the healthiest poodles possible. All of our poodles are tested for genetic diseases such as PRA, DM, Neonatal Encephalopathy with seizures, and Von Willebrand Disease. Our dogs have OFA eye, patella, hips, elbow, and cardiac clearances.  

PRA- Progressive Retinal Atrophy

PRA is a disease that causes the retina of the eye to degenerate slowly over time. The result is declining vision and eventual blindness.

DM- Degenerative myelopathy 

DM  is a disease affecting the spinal cord.  Affected dogs often begin to exhibit hind limb weakness that can lead to paralysis.  

neonatal encephalopathy with seizures 

NEWS is a autosomal recessive disease of standard poodles.  Puppies develop a whole body tremor.  

Hip/Elbow Dysplasia

Hip and elbow dysplasia is an abnormal hip or elbow joint structure, Which causes severe pain with exercise and greatly affects the quality of life.

CERF- Canine Eye Registration Foundation

CERF is an organization with a goal of elimination of heritable eye disease in purebred dogs. To receive CERF clearance, a poodle's eyes must be examined by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and determined to be free of disease.
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