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  What is considered Genetically the perfect mixture of Doodle?  

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      We Genetically test our Saint Bernard, Poodles & our Doodle puppies for the following Breed related diseases which the breed may be prone to.

Individual Genetic tests we do as per breed recommendations of tests that should following the Major Genetic companies recommendations are as follows.

Please note: Up until now we have not posted our genetic testing on our website, and the reason is simply this!!!!

    We greatly value our breeding dogs bloodlines, and did not want to share on our      website the details of these bloodlines, and  the information from whom are the      breeders of where we purchase our breeding dogs from. We pay a great deal of         money to have very high quality puppies, from reputable breeders of  our pure       breed dogs, in which we incorporate into our breeding program, and this breeder    information is typed on the Certificates. We opted not to put the certificates on our website for  this reason. But have since thought about it and decided that probably the best
    thing to do would be to post the certificates and simply blot out any other                information irrelevant to the test results of our dogs, and that may reveal our           protected bloodlines, either from the dogs registered name or the breeder name on the certificates.

     Our Saint Berdoodle's begin from Pure Breed lines of  which  some have                 multiple championships have been won. One of our Saint Bernard studs                   comes from a Saint Bernard with not just one World Championship but three           World Championships. 

   Therefore we will not have any breeders information of our breeding dogs               on our Genetic Certificates or our dogs Registered names

   One might ask why we would want to do this, why do we not want to show off       such wonderful dogs pedigrees.

   The answer is simple. We wish to be the only Saint Berdoodle breeders                   with our outstanding bloodlines.  

   We do not mind showing our Genetic Testing, but we do not wish to reveal,what     we call, the secret ingredients, which is our dogs bloodlines. It would be like KFC revealing the secret to their Chicken Recipe, and then all the Chicken restaurants could copy their ingredients, and then would KFC really be different from any other Chicken restaurants, if everyone was making the exact same Chicken. 

I believe that most would agree! 

 We are not able to upload our Genetic testing results in the format they are in onto our website, Therefore photographs of each Genetic Certificate must be taken,
and then uploaded as a picture file.This is going to take a bit of time, but we hope to get it done soon.







SAINT BERNARD

One genetic test is required on the Saint Bernard. Why only one?  You may be surprised to find that although the Saint Bernard is a really large dog with a lifespan of only 8-10 years old, genetically they are healthier than you may think they would be. Genetically speaking!

 Genetic Tests on our Saint Bernard's. 


    # 1 - DM-SOD1-A      (Genetic DNA)
    # 2-Von Willebrands.  (Genetic DNA)
    # 3- Hips & Elbow      (X rays)

  Although one may think given the sheer size and shorter lifespan of the Saint          Bernard that genetically they would be prone to many genetic diseases.
  But genetically speaking the exact opposite is being found. They are not being        tested for very many apparent genetic disorders at all, as one would think.


  Based upon a couple of the major Genetic testing companies that report on the        inherent diseases related to each breed and the tests which genetically should be      performed on that particular breed.

The Saint Bernard only has one Genetic test which is to be performed on it. This test is called  and that is the DM-SOD1-A
  as according to the two major DNA Genetic testing company's who perform the     Genetic testing on dogs, and both have concluded these same results for the Saint Bernard, 

  The disease description of the genetic disease  is copied and pasted below to give    you a better understanding of the possible inherit gene in the Saint Bernard              known as DM-SOD1-A 

   Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

    DM description from the Gen Sol genetic lab description.....Degenerative          myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs in            many  breeds of dog.The disease is an adult-onset condition that has ALS like          symptoms: progressive limb weakness and muscle loss, tremors,  difficulty              rising, and stumbling. Affected animals develop spinal and hind end problems     later in life. It is inherited as a recessive disease based on these mutations, but there is also ongoing work to determine other factors that may play a role in severity and age of onset.

    Although according to the Major companies who determine which breed related     testing should be done on each breed, we do another test on our Saint Bernard's as well, and this is called the Von Willebrands Disease test.

As this disease has occasionally been seen to crop up in some Saint Bernard's, even though it is not common we still ave decided to include it in our testing.

Vw Von Willebrands description from the Gen Sol genetic lab description 

Von Willebrands  is characterized by the abnormally low production of a protein found in the blood called Von Willebrand's factor which plays a key role in the complex process of clotting a damaged blood vessel. Breeds with the severe form produce no Von Willebrand's factor. 

Simply put a dog who has Von Willebrands disease is at a higher risk during a surgery to excessively bleed because they do not have enough VW factor to cause their blood to clot.

Besides the commonly known inherit diseases of Hip  & Elbow Dypsplasia  in Saint Bernard's,  overall genetically speaking, and based upon what the geneticists have come up with in regards to what tests to perform on the Saint Bernard Dog breed.... one would have to conclude that genetically speaking about the Saint Bernard is that they are a pretty hardy breed, and genetically a healthier breed of dog than a lot of other larger breed dogs.

Poodles

     Testing done on our Poodles  

    #1  Hips & Elbows     (X -Rays)
    #2  Von Willebrands   (Genetic DNA)
    #3  Eyes                      (Cerf)
    #4  DM SOD1-A        (Genetic DNA)   
    #5  PRA PRCD           (Genetic DNA)  
    #6  NE                         (Genetic DNA)
    #7 Thyroid  Test
    #8 Heart (Congenital Cardiac Disease)



       NE  description from the Gen Sol genetic lab description... Neonatal                   encephalopathy (NE) or Neonatal encephalopathy with seizures (NEwS) is             a recessive developmental brain disease. Affected pups exhibit extreme                   weakness, and those that survive the first week generally develop                             progressively worse ataxia, or inability to move properly. This is often                     accompanied by severe seizures. None have survived to 7 weeks of age.

    PRA PRCD description from the Gen Sol genetic lab description...                    Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a category of different progressive                    conditions related to retinal atrophy that can eventually lead to blindness.                Progressive rod-cone degeneration (PRA-PRCD) is on  specific type of PRA           that affects  many dog  breeds. It is an inherited eye disease with late onset of          symptoms that are due to degeneration of both rod and cone cells of the                    retina. These cells are important for vision in dim and bright light. Most dogs          begin to  show symptoms of the disease at approximately 3-5 years of age                that manifests as difficulty seeing at night (night blindness) and loss of                    peripheral vision. Although rate of onset and disease progression can vary by          breed, PRA-PRCD typically results in eventual loss of sight and complete                blindness in affected dogs. It is important to note that other inherited eye                  disorders can display similar symptoms to PRA-PRCD.


Doodles


     Testing done on our Doodles  

   #1 Hips & Elbows (Vet X -Rays)
   #2 Von Willebrands (Genetic DNA)
   #3 DM SOD1-A (Genetic DNA)  
   #4 PRA PRCD (Genetic DNA)
   #5 NE (Genetic DNA)



Genetic Testing
 Eyes  ( Cerf )  Rhett
Heart   ( OFA)  Rhett
Thyroid   (OFA) Granite
NE  Test  Rhett
Hips (OFA)  Emma
 Eyes  ( Cerf ) Granite
Saint Berdoodle Genetic Tests for Oscar
Saint Berdoodle Genetic Tests for Bernie
Saint Berdoodle Genetic Tests for Pops
Barak  DM Genetic Test
Example of  our Genetic Certificates  on Saint Bernard's
Example of  Genetic Certificates  on our Poodles 
Granite VW & NE Test
VW -DM SOD1-A PRA PRCD NE TESTING
VW -DM SOD1-A PRA PRCD NE TESTING
VW -DM SOD1-A PRA PRCD NE TESTING
Example of  Genetic Certificates on our  Saint Berdoodles
What is the perfect Saint Berdoodle Mixture, genetically speaking?

Read our " What is the Genetic Perfect Hybrid mix page" for our lineage chart of some of our puppies who are considered by geneticists as the Perfect Saint Berdoodle Mixture.
We will refer to these puppies as F1GPB for Genetic perfect Blend, and why we call it that?
Genetics & Genetically Speaking