Thank you so much for your articles and information! I will be looking into everything. Pet insurance is a great idea. Do you think they cover yearly echo and holter?One thing I would never be without having this breed is Pet Insurance. Lots to choose from.
Always read the Exclusions in the Policy.
Also, best to find someone who knows Pedigrees and to look back in Sire and Dams.
Current Health testing of both Sire and Dam.
Such as complete Blood Panel and Chemistries
Heart issues (DCM) can affect around 60% of the breed so.
Hopefully they would have started testing (Heart) at around 2yrs old. As all Dobes should be tested yearly starting at 2yrs old.
Both DNA tested for DCM1 & DCM2. Good to find out but not a guarantee your Dobe will get DCM or not.
Current within 6mo of breeding a Heart Echo and 24hr Holter. OFA Certified.
OFA Certified is from the
Also, both tested for
Thyroid Hypothyroidism OFA certified
Von Williebrand Disease (vWD) more about it here. OFA Certified
Hips and Elbows X-rayed and OFA certified This is usually done at around 2yrs old.
Some further DNA Testing would be from Embark Vet
VetGen: Veterinary Genetic Services - Canine - List of Services - Doberman Pinscher Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)-DOB Panel Testing
Lots of info here about diseases.