All of our dogs are pedigreed. Most are champions.
Every dog is DNA tested to make sure they have enough "diversity" to create solid, healthy, and happy offspring.
This is important for the puppy and for the health of the breed overall.
Before sires and dams are mated, they both get veterinary exams. During pregnancy the mothers-to-be are given ultra sounds, blood tests, and x-rays to make sure everything is OK.