It is very important to be fully aware of genetic health issues, not only in dam and sire, but in both of their parents as well, since health issues can skip a generation. Breeding requires a lot more than simply pairing 2 Poodles together.
Potential dam and sire should be evaluated for temperament and conformation to the breed standard. One’s goal should be that pairing of dogs will produce the highest quality puppies possible. Careful, planned pairing must be done. It is recommended to have the following tests done on both dam and sire:
CERF – For inherited eye disease
v VD( von Willebrand's Disease) For this blood clotting disease
OFA- Hip and elbow dysplasia
SA (Sebaceous adenitis) - For this inherited skin disease. This test must be done every 2 years on adult dogs
The OptiGen prcd-PRA test - A DNA-based test that helps you avoid one form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA refers to a group of diseases that cause the retina of the eye to degenerate slowly over time.
Brucellosis test for females – a canine disease, transmitted during mating, that will cause sterility.
If you are aware of any other genetic health issues, that dog should not be bred