As a responsible breeder health checking your animals before mating is vitally important. Most pure breeds are genetically predisposed to at least one condition which in some cases can be terminal or life limiting. To prevent theses problems in future generations pre-breeding tests are essential. Hip and eye testing are just some tests to consider. However, if you are thinking of breeding your animal we suggest you make an appointment with a vet so that they can advise you on any potential problems and tests which may be needed.