Breed specific Health Tests - Forms and Information
The PWDCA recommends that all health clearances be completed, current and entered into the Health & Litter Log ( for both Sire and Dam PRIOR to breeding.

For breeders and puppy buyers, it's recommended that you verify health information is current for the sire and dam at: Searches for parents may be done by searching the registered name of each parent.

Failure to do the complete set of recommended health screenings can result in offspring that are affected by GM-1, JDCM, prcd-PRA, EOPRA and/or Microphthalmia Syndrome, all of which may lead to a premature death, increased veterinary costs and/or decreased quality of life.

**Not previously producing an affected offspring and the parent not being affected in no way guarantees subsequent offspring produced won’t be affected. Only the recommended health screenings can ensure it is not produced and passed to offspring.

CARE - Canine Addison's Resources & Education
The mission of Canine Addison's Resources & Education (CARE) is to provide resources and education to improve the lives of dogs with Addison’s Disease and empower owners to advocate on their behalf.

Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER)
The purpose of the OFA Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) is to provide breeders with information regarding canine eye diseases so that they may make informed breeding decisions in an effort to produce healthier dogs.

Do-it-yourself fences to keep your dog safe from cars, other dogs, etc.

List of plants that are toxic to dogs

MyDogDNA® is a simple and easy-to-use testing service that helps you understand your dog's health and increase its well-being. The panel includes the DNA tests for EOPRA, GM-1 & IC and prcd-PRA as an add on

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
the OFA was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation by the state of Illinois on July 7, 1966. The original purpose of the organization was providing radiographic evaluation, database maintenance, and breeding advice to reduce the incidence of canine hip dysplasia.

PennGen Laboratories
PennGen is a genetic testing facility operated through the Section of Medical Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine.
They developed the Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDCM) Linked Marker test and Microphthalmia Syndrome DNA test.

Portuguese Water Dog Foundation
The mission of the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is to generate significant resources for funding research of genetic and other canine diseases to improve the quality of life and health of our Portuguese Water Dog companions.

Tips making your yard dog-friendly

Toxic Food Dogs Cannot Eat

Wisdom Health (previously known as Optigen)
A service company established to provide DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited diseases of purebred dogs.
For Portuguese Water Dogs - OptiGen® Curly, EOPRA, GM1 & IC & prcd-PRA tests