Golden Retriever breeders should always prioritize getting health clearances for their dogs. These clearances are important as they ensure that the dogs are free from genetic disorders that are common within the breed. Responsible breeders will test for common genetic disorders such as hip and elbow dysplasia, eye conditions, and heart diseases. By ensuring their dogs are healthy before breeding, they can prevent these diseases from being passed down to the puppies, which can result in healthier, happier dogs with longer lifespans.
With preregistration and payment there is a discount in fees for the OFA Eye and cardiac clinic. Walk-ins (if space allows) will pay an additional fee. There is no fee for the PU Clinic.
Pre-registration by major credit card are now available online!
The PU clinic has forms that are necessary before your registration is complete:
You will be notified after pre-registration that your registration has been received, but appointments will not be scheduled until later. Please be sure your correct email address is included in your pre-registration. General questions can be sent to Theresa Douglas at GRCAHC@gmail.com.
The DNA clinic also has the a pre-filled form which will help you quickly negotiate the clinic during the hectic 11 days of the National!
In the meantime, check out all of the planned available health clinics:
Volunteers are needed to make the clinic a success. Please contact GRCAHC@gmail.com and let us know which clinic you would like to work at, what days you are available, and whether you would like to work a half day or full day!