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Health testing


At Fasstari, we are committed to producing healthy and happy Border Collies that not only excel in various activities but also make wonderful companions. We understand that the health of our dogs is paramount, and this is why we prioritize comprehensive health checks as an integral part of our breeding program. In this article, we will delve into the importance of health checks and how they play a crucial role in verifying our breeding plans.

Why Health Checks Matter:

  1. Ensuring the Well-being of Our Dogs:
    Our Border Collies are not just breeding animals; they are beloved members of our family. We believe that every dog deserves to live a long, healthy life, and health checks are a crucial step in making sure that happens. Regular health checks help us identify and address any potential health issues early on, ensuring that our dogs lead happy and comfortable lives.

  2. Enhancing the Breed's Genetic Health:
    Border Collies are known for their intelligence and agility, but they are also prone to certain genetic health issues. By conducting health checks, we can screen for hereditary conditions and diseases that may be passed on to future generations. This allows us to make informed breeding decisions and reduce the risk of passing on genetic problems.

  3. Maintaining Breed Standards:
    Border Collies are a breed with well-defined standards, and it's important to ensure that our dogs meet these criteria. Health checks play a role in confirming that our dogs are physically and genetically sound, helping us maintain the integrity of the breed.

  4. Improving the Longevity of Our Bloodline:
    A healthy dog is more likely to have a longer lifespan. Through regular health checks, we can identify any health issues that may arise with age and take steps to manage them proactively. This ensures that our Border Collies can enjoy a fulfilling and active life for years to come.

  5. Responsible Breeding Practices:
    As responsible Border Collie breeders, we are committed to producing puppies with the best possible chances for a healthy life. Health checks are a fundamental tool for achieving this goal, and they demonstrate our dedication to responsible breeding practices.

Verifying Our Breeding Plans:

Our breeding program is not solely about producing puppies; it's about producing puppies that are healthy, happy, and conform to the breed standard. Health checks are a crucial component of verifying our breeding plans:

  1. Selective Pairing:
    We carefully select breeding pairs based on their individual health records and the results of genetic screenings. This ensures that we are pairing dogs with complementary traits and minimizing the risk of hereditary health issues in their offspring.

  2. Tracking Generational Health:
    By maintaining thorough health records for our breeding dogs and their progeny, we can track the health of our bloodline over multiple generations. This data helps us adjust our breeding plans and make informed decisions for the betterment of the breed.

  3. Continuous Improvement:
    Our commitment to health checks is an ongoing process. We continually assess our breeding program and make adjustments as needed based on the health data we gather. This dedication to improvement ensures that our Border Collies remain some of the healthiest and most vibrant dogs in the breed.

At Fasstari, we firmly believe that health checks are not just a formality but a fundamental aspect of responsible breeding. We are dedicated to the well-being of our Border Collies and to producing puppies that reflect the best qualities of this remarkable breed.

Our Border Collies are tested with the following:

  • OFA Hips Xray

  • OFA Elbows Xray

  • OFA CAERT Eyes 

  • Optimal Selection DNA Panel & Tests for 211 health diseases

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