Useful Links

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HEALTH TESTING LINKS

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Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)

OFA is responsible for most of our health testing (hips, elbows, dentition, cardiac, thyroid, eyes) and offers a public database where people can verify results by searching dogs by their registered name or number.

02.

PennHIP

PennHIP also evaluates the hip joints, but it uses three views instead of one, and measures the hip joint laxity which can predict the development of hip dysplasia.

03.

Embark DNA

Embark runs DNA panels that every Fireside Fernweh puppy comes home with. This panel tests for over 200 genetic ailments as well as genetic diversity.

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DOG REGISTRIES & ORGANIZATIONS

01.

Federacion Canofila de Puerto Rico (FCPR)

FCPR is a member of FCI, and is our registration body for WSS in the USA since they are not recognized by AKC. FCPR allows us to maintain full registration in the USA.

02.

United Kennel Club (UKC)

While UKC calls our dogs "White Shepherds," they are the largest all breed organization in the USA which allows us to compete separately from German Shepherds.

03.

Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD)

Do More With Your Dog allows anyone to earn trick dog titles at home by taking photos and submitting them to an evaluator.

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DOG FOOD RESOURCES

01.

World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)

WSAVA has set guidelines for pet owners to utilize when choosing a food for their dog or other pet. We recommend only using foods that meet these guidelines to insure their pet receives all necessary nutrients from their food.

02.

Purina Pro Plan

We feed our younger/more active dogs Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20 Salmon and our less active dogs Purina Pro Plan Weight Management. Purina Pro Plan meets WSAVA guidelines and is at an affordable pricing.