Health

At Quintavia our aim when breeding a litter of puppies is to produce happy, healthy cocker spaniels with excellent temperaments and good conformation which are typical examples of the breed. As part of our commitment to the health of the cocker spaniel we decided to make use of the Optigen DNA blood test for prcd-PRA and we started testing several years ago when the test first became available. We have been very lucky in that ALL dogs first tested were Clinically clear. We have recently taken advantage of the latest Optigen test for Familial Nephropathy and we are delighted that ALL dogs first tested were normal for F.N (they are not carriers ) We are now a couple of generations on and by ensuring we only use DNA tested clear stud dogs on our clinically clear girls we are proud to say our small " Kennel " is free of PRA and FN and our Boys and Girls will never produce affected puppies!

Please visit www.optigen.com for details about the test for PRA and www.antagene.com for details about PRA and F.N testing.

Most of our dogs are also hip scored with good results.

Health Test Results
Quintavia Show Stopper DNA tested Clear for PRA and F.N
Quintavia Quantum Leap DNA tested Clear for PRA and F.N Hips 6 : 5
Lawnswae Ribbon DNA clear for PRA and F.N by Parentage Hips 5 : 4
Quintavia Star Stopper DNA clear for PRA and F.N by Parentage Hips 5 : 4
Quintavia Stars In Her Eyes DNA clear for PRA and F.N by Parentage Hips 2 : 3
Quintavia Rock N Rose DNA tested Clear for F.N DNA tested Carrier for PRA Hips 6 : 3
Quintavia Lacey DNA clear for PRA and F. N by parentage Hips 7 : 3
Quintavia Stop And Stare DNA clear For PRA and F.N by Parentage