These are the tests the AKC recommends for the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno:
1. HIP EVALUATION
2. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EVALUATION
3. PATELLA EVALUATION
These are the tests the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club of America Inc. recommends:
1. Hip Evaluation for Hip Dysplasia
OFA Evaluation – OR
2. Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- min CERF age12months
Results registered with OFA – OR
Results registered with CERF
3. Patellar Luxation with OFA Evaluation
These are the tests we do on our breeding stock. Once tested we only use dogs with GOOD results for breeding. We take the health of our future puppies very seriously. We send happy, healthy puppies out into the world. Please ask to see the reports.
Not all breeders take advantage of the health tests available. This is important – Just because a dog has a CHIC number does not mean it has passed all the health test. Always ask the breeder to see the actual health reports.