Join Date: Mar 2016
Dogs Name: Andella's A Fire Within (Dean)
Dogs Age: 4-29-2016
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As far as the Rahdy litter goes, they are titling their dogs which is awesome. However, you list health as one of your primary concerns. I couldn't find health test results on their website, Dobequest, or the OFA website. This means that it falls to YOU to ask about health testing. Health tests include OFA hip and elbow scores, liver/ kidney/ thyroid panels, recent cardiogram and 24 hour holter results, vWD status, and CERF eye scores. Ask to see the actual documentation, don't just take someone's word for it.
Also, if you plan on getting a pup from the TV themed litter, make sure you know all about how to care for a dilute (fawn or blue) dog. They have a condition called Color Dilution Alopecia (CDA) that causes hair loss.
As far as Bruda, I'm not sure which litter the red boy came from so I can't look up any health testing results for you. The main thing that was pointed out in previous threads was that they were breeding their dogs fairly young. There are a couple problems with this. 1) It doesn't give dogs time to earn their titles to prove that they are worthy to pass on their genes to the next generation. 2) Many common health problems in Dobes don't appear until later down the road, so you don't have a good idea about their future health. The same health tests from above apply to them as well.
Note: I personally do NOT have any affiliation or past experience with either one of these breeders or their dogs. I am not saying their dogs aren't nice or healthy, but it is definitely up to you to do your due diligence. I can tell from the breeders you're looking at that you're looking to do it right and make the initial investment for a quality, healthy puppy. If these breeders aren't living up to the health testing that I listed above, you can afford to wait until the right pup comes along. Best of luck in your search!