At Over The Moon we do our best to ensure that our breeding dogs are sound and pass on the very best traits of the Australian Labradoodle. We want your pet to be a healthy companion for many years. Our puppies receive veterinary care from the time they are eight weeks old when they go to the doctor for their first examination and vaccine. However, before they are concieved mum and dad have health testing to make sure they don’t pass on the common faults that plague most breeds today such as hip displasia and genes that can cause premature blindness.
Labradoodle Hip and Elbow Testing
When a puppy has reached maturity at about a year old we send him to the veterinarian to have his hips and elbows x-rayed. Our veterinarian sends them to the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals in the US to be examined and graded.
At some point before the puppy becomes a candidate for a breeding dog we take a dna sample and have it screened for common diseases that are passed down from parent to puppy. If both parents of this breeding candidate have themselves been tested we are assured there are no easily discovered faults to be passed to the puppy.
Every year we take each of our breeding dogs to a canine ophthalmologist to have their eyes examined.