Why do we genetic test our dogs? It rules out the potential of passing on harmful genetic genes found in the Australian Shepherd breed.
Buying a puppy out of genetically tested parents potentially saves you a lot of money in vet bills because you are buying a puppy that is clear from the genetic genes that could cause harm to your pet. It is a comfort knowing what your pup may or may not carry, or be affected by down the road! Testing is the best way to rule out carriers, or affected genes. Some carriers of certain genes are only that "carriers" and are not affected. Some carriers of certain genes, like HC are affected even if only a carrier!
Below you will find the diseases that the Australian Shepherd can carry and/or be affected by!