Please obtain your dog’s appropriate health clearances prior to any breeding decisions.  We suggest the following three at a minimum:
Eyes for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Cataracts
Hips for Hip Dysplasia
DNA for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) (similar to Lou Gehrig Disease with late adult onset)

In addition, we recommend if your dog’s health ancestry is unknown:
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)
Elbow Dysplasia
Information about the above health clearances and how to obtain them can be found on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website: click here