Bolognese Health
What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Puppy

As breeders, our goal at Charmin Havanese & Bolognese is to breed happy and healthy puppies.

The Bolognese is primarily a long lived, healthy dog, but there may be the possibility of health issues that you
should be aware of BEFORE you chose your Bolognese, and your breeder.

When we, as humans, began breeding dogs for the size and functions that we wanted, occasionally we
got what we didn't want also. For example, large breeds can develop hip dysplasia, white dogs may
carry the deaf gene, etc. In the case of the Bolognese, they are very lucky to have few common health issues.

Most of the resulting problems, such as retinal dysplasia, and orthopedic issues such as patella luxation, have been
greatly reduced due to selective and ethical breeding practices. However, breeders should remain
responsible by breeding only health tested parents.

With this in mind, our Bolognese sires and dams are:
1)  examined by an AVCO board certified Opthalmologist and certified (CERF) free of cataracts and other hereditary eye diseases.
2) Examined by our veterinarian and certified free of Patellar Luxation, and have an OFA Patellar Luxation Clearance.
3) Examined by our veterinarian and certified to be free of any obvious cardiac defect or condition via ausculation.
4) Each has an OFA Cardiac clearance.

As the Bolognese increases in popularity, so will the number of breeders.
We need to take great care in protecting the integrity of the health of this breed.
Experienced, knowledgeable and conscientious breeders should address and provide this information
to you, as well as a written health guarantee against all debilitating congenital problems.

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