Here at Cavoodled by Enza, we honour our breeding girls. They are DNA tested through a comprehensive DNA profile by Orivet. This allows us to match them with a stud to avoid any heritable diseases being passed down to puppies. We regularly vet check our girls to ensure they are suitable and healthy to breed. They have regular vaccinations and worming schedules. Our Cavaliers mums get heart checked/tested yearly.
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Honouring and respecting all of the dogs in our program while always putting our dams first. Our program would be nothing without our parent dogs.
Things you should know
A heart certificate indicates a breeder has had their breeding dogs declared free from common heart conditions which might be passed down genetically to the puppies. This can be done by auscultation or echocardiography with a veterinary cardiologist, or by echocardiography with a GP vet. Common heart conditions include Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD).
Dogs affected by patellar luxation have loose kneecaps that may pop in and out of the knee joint, which can be painful and even require surgery. Having a vet examine breeding dogs for patellar luxation can confirm the dog is not affected, and that their puppies are less likely to develop the condition. Patellar luxation is more common in smaller breeds.
Canine Elliptocytosis is a rare genetic disease causing the red blood cells to be abnormally elliptical in shape, rather than round. It generally does not cause a clinical problem to affected dogs, but puppies may be mildly anaemic and smaller than others. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Congenital Dry Eye is a genetic cause of severe eye problems in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies. This disease is linked to Curly Coat Syndrome. Congenital Dry Eye is different from Acquired Dry Eye, which is a less severe eye disease that can develop in older dogs of many breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.
Congenital Macrothromobocytopaenia (CM) is a mild disease which normally does not have any impact on an affected dog’s health or lifespan but can cause concern if noticed on routine bloodwork without knowing the cause. It is a blood disease resulting in low numbers of very large platelets. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This is a genetic condition affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that causes severe skin, nail and eye issues, as well as making the usually long smooth coat tight and curly. Curly Coat is linked to Congenital Dry Eye disease. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.