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What can I say about Sydney? Well….everyone in my family accuses me of favoring Sydney and I cannot deny it. She (along with her mother, Tara) are my favorite dogs ever. This is why. She loves me, in particular, and she loves to work. In fact, she loves to play our heeling game so much that for as long as I can remember, she’d prance along with her head in the air maintaining perfect heel position and eye contact for 1/2 mile or more even when on a simple jog. She doesn’t do it to earn a reward. She does it because she knows it makes me happy. I never take treats on a jog. Sydney is super obedient with an unbelievable desire to please and is therefore an incredible amount of fun to work with.
Sydney’s Health Results
Click on underlined words to view results.
Elbows—BVA 0:0 (the lower the score the better; click on the score to verify).
Heart—Clear – I forgot to mail in paperwork from cardiologist to OFA until 10/22/22. She got a clear from a cardiologist including both auscultation and echocardiogram. Results should be posted to OFA soon. In the meantime, here is the paperwork from the cardiologist. This document includes the paperwork for Sydney, London, and Paisley. Scroll through it to see them all. Click here to see it.
Eyes—Clear – click here to verify
DNA Health Test Results for Sydney
PRA2 – She is either a clear or a carrier. Her dad, Luke, is clear. Her mom, Tara, is either a clear or a carrier. Since all our boys are clear, we won’t test Sydney (unless at some point we consider using an outside stud that is not clear. Then we’d of course have her tested.) PRA1 and PRA2 are recessive genes. If one parent is clear, no puppies will be affected by it.
Ichthyosis – clear. Sydney was identified as Miss Orange. If you look at the entire document, you’ll see that we were really blessed with this litter. All 4 girls were clear. Their dad was a carrier and their mom was clear. Statistically, we should have had 50/50 clears and carriers!
More Pictures of Sydney
All pictures of Sydney on this page were taken when she was 16 months of age. She has an incredible coat to be so young and as you can see has a gorgeous head. We’ll take more pictures when she gets older.
We’ll post more information on Sydney as we know it. See our other dogs on our Dogs page.