Lagotto Romagnolo Health Information
Few health problems exist in the breed. The Lagotto Club of America strongly encourages breeders to test for health problems before breeding adults and to make every reasonable attempt to plan breedings with an eye to reducing the risk of passing inherited problems to puppies. While fortunately not wide-spread in the breed, hip dysplasia and poor temperament, or shyness, are the two issues of greatest importance to puppy buyers. Juvenile Epilepsy (BFJE), which affects very young puppies, is typically resolved by 12 to 13 weeks. Through DNA testing of parents, breeders can avoid producing affected puppies
An interesting article about hip dysplasia written by Dr. Tom Phillips in 1998 can be read in the "Documents" "Documents & Archives" page of this website. section of the
Also check out the "Useful Information" in the "Links" section for articles on comparing PennHip and OFA , and Progesterone Testing for Successful Breeding.
Links for Information Regarding Spaying or Neutering your Lagotto Romagnolo
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