Whether you plan to breed your dog or not, their medical information should still be vital to you. Each of these diseases is debilitating. The onset of some only occurs well after maturity. A few can be surgically repaired, others have no remedy. The test results are a valuable tool upon which breeders are expected to use when evaluating future dam/sire pairings, in order to continually better the health of future generations, but not all breeders are as thorough as others.
The Foundation will reimburseone BSS registered dog per current BSS member per calendar year tested for each of the 7 tests. Results of testing are required to be sent to the Orthopedic for Animals (www.ofa.org). After you have received the certificates from OFA and have US mailed them to PO Box 2047 Camden, SC 29020 OR emailed copies of the OFA certificates to the BSF at BSFReimbursements@boykinspaniel.org, we will reimburse you the appropriate fee. Reimbursement fee schedule is on the Policies on Reimbursements page.
Breeding Results for Inherited Diseases
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The Boykin Spaniel Foundation® Specialty Plate is now available online through the DMV website at www.scdmvonline.com. The fee is $30 every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each tag will go directly to the Boykin Spaniel Foundation®. $20.84 from every new tag registration and $26.02 from every tag renewal gets donate to the BSF.
The dog used in seal above and on the SCDVM license tag is of Queene "Hollie" Noel owned by Judge Bill Cade of West Columbia, SC.
The Boykin Spaniel Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non profit charity
Mission Statement: To further by clinical study, laboratory and genetic research, and publication the knowledge of chronic diseases in the Boykin spaniels and other canine and the application of such knowledge to the prevention of and treatment of these diseases.
Hip Dysplasia, Eye Abnormalities (Juvenile Cataracts), Heart Abnormalities (Pulmonic Stenosis), Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Patellar Luxation (knees), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).
Please visit the OFA website for specific breed disease information