TradeWind

American Staffordshire Terriers

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News and Health Updates

On this page you find updates on Show Results, Health testing, Temperament tests, and other titles and achievements. Please check back often, as we will try to keep it updated and current. 

 

            All our dogs health tests are available on the OFA website at http://www.offa.org/



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We now have a DNA test for Ataxia - a horrible, disabling neurological disease.  Please make sure that any puppy you are interested in has been tested for Ataxia, or is cleared thru parentage by having 2 clear parents.  A dog tested clear or as a carrier will never become affected with the disease. Thru responsible breeding and testing, hopefully we will be able to iradicate this disease from the Amstaff gene pool in the future.

Our dogs are tested by board certified cardiologists for their heart exams. I cannot stress the fact enough to please have your dogs health tested and when doing cardiac, use a certified cardiologist. Veterinarians are not detecting these murmers and many dogs are "cleared" when in fact they can actually have severe cardiac problems. The OFA site is a great tool to use when researching health testing, and they do state, when a dog has had cardiac done, whether it was by a vet or a cardiologist. After the cardiac results and #, you will see a P for vet and a C for cardiologist. If looking for a puppy or dog, please ask if the parents have been cleared, and if a cardiologist was used. If you can find a puppy with 2 generations cleared, it is even better, and you have a greater chance of getting a healthy puppy. I have added some links to my Links page with information on cardiology and canine health. 
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October 2016 - This was a busy month. Luna passed her OFA cardiac (cardiologist) and she received her CA Coursing Ability Title. Kai qualified in Barn Hunt for her Novice title and needs just one more leg to complete her Open title.

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May 8, 2016 - Luna receives her CGC ( Canine Good Citizen ) thru the AKC.

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Sept. 20, 2014 - Kai now has her TT, passing the American Temperament Test Society's test.

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June 15, 2014 - CJ went BOB again in Topsfield MA and is now an AKC Grand Champion. He has done limited specialing, owner handled. 

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May 24, 2014 - Kai has earned her CA (Coursing Ability Title) thru the AKC and has one leg towards the CAA (Advanced).

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April 22, 2014 - Kai has completed her health testing. Click here to view her OFA page. She has obtained her CHIC #97151. Her PennHip was .43 .66, no degenerative joint disease found.

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Feb. 2, 2014 - Kai earned her Rally Novice title with scores of 100, 100 and 95.

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Sept. 22, 2013 - Kai qualified for her first leg towards her CA title ( Coursing Ability Test ). 

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May. 25, 2013 - Kai is now OFA cardiac cleared by a cardiologist and thyroid normal. 

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Sept. 23, 2012 - Kai now has her Canine Good Citizen AKC Temperament certification. 

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Sept. 28, 2012 - CJ has earned his Rally Novice Title. Now onto Rally Advanced !!

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Feb. 20,2011 - CJ has completed all his health testing. Click here to view his OFA page.  He also has obtained  CHIC # 71647 with the Canine Health Information Center.  OFA hips good, elbow/thyroid normal, cardiac clear(c) PennHip .28 .41.

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Dec. 12, 2010 - CJ is now OFA cardiac clear by a cardiologist. He will be getting his hips, elbows and thyroid done after the new year.

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Sept. 26, 2010 - CJ obtained the American Temperament Test Society certification.

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July 31, 2010 - Rhode Island - CJ finished his AKC Championship from the bred-by classes.

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April 25, 2010 - Springfield MA - CJ went W/BOW/BOS for a 4 point major. He only needs one more major to complete his championship.

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Nov. 22, 2009 - Springfield MA - CJ was WD for another 2 points. He now has 9 points towards his Championship. Look for him back in the ring in 2010.

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Aug. 27, 2009   TradeWinds Squared Away - Kitchi - obtained his CGC .

                                  Congrats to the Michaud Family for their work with Kitchi!