Meaning: "Holly Beloved"
Holly is sweet and sassy, and a bundle of love!
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Height: 13.5 inches at the shoulder
A little Holly thing:
Holly loves play and bunny hop around in the snow!
Holly is a Phantom Miniature Poodle with the colour to match her personality! She is a silver
and black Phantom and will throw a wide range of spectacular colours and her
fleecy coat will produce soft silky curls.
We purchased Holly as a puppy from a breeder in Northern Ontario.
Holly's parents come from pure and healthy lines.
Patellas: Grade 0 / NORMAL
Blood Panel: NORMAL
Holly has tested NEGATIVE for being affected by PRA-prcd (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), but is a carrier
for PRA-prcd. This means that Holly is PRA-prcd clear (she is NOT affected by PRA-prcd) and CANNOT pass
on the disease to her puppies when she is bred to a PRA-prcd CLEAR male. We test ALL of our Poodles and Cavapoos for PRA-prcd to ensure that we NEVER produce affected puppies. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
is not affected by the disease and is therefore safe to breed to Holly, only Poodles and Cavapoos (because
they are a Poodle mix) need to be tested to ensure Holly is bred to a CLEAR male.
To read more about PRA-prcd click here!
Below is a fact sheet showing how disease is inherited, this pertains to all diseases, but for this purpose we're using it to explain Holly's PRA-prcd results. When a dog is a CARRIER it means they have 1 NORMAL alle and 1 PRA-prcd mutation. Each parent passes on ONLY 1 gene and so when Holly is bred to a CLEAR male, her puppies will be a 50/50 mix of CLEAR and CARRIER. A clear male can ONLY pass on CLEAR genes, and Holly has the 50/50 chance passing on her clear gene or the mutation gene. Because only 1 gene can be passed on from each parent, it is NOT possible for 2 mutated genes to be passed on when a CARRIER is bred to CLEAR. A carrier will never "become" effected, and carriers are still considered "clear" so long as they are ONLY BRED TO CLEAR partners. ALL OF HOLLY'S PUPPIES WILL BE CLEAR or CARRIER ONLY and NEVER affected. We are COMMITTED to only breeding healthy dogs which produce healthy puppies, and Holly will ONLY be bred to CLEAR males. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is NOT affected by PRA-prcd and therefore is safe to breed to Holly. Only Poodles and Cavapoos would need to be tested for PRA-prcd. These facts for inheritance can be confirmed with your own veterinarian.
Further clarification of the Breeding Strategies Fact sheet:
What is the difference between "Expected Outcomes" and "Definite Outcomes"?
Expected outcomes vary because no one can predict litter size. We'll use Holly as an example again to explain. Remember it's NOT possible for there to be anything other than CLEAR or CARRIER from Holly WHEN SHE IS BRED TO A CLEAR male and a CARRIER will NEVER "become" affected.
So what it means when the outcomes are "expected" is that because its not possible to estimate litter size, therefore it's not possible to predict how many puppies will be CLEAR and how many puppies will be a CARRIER. For example in litters that are odd numbers of 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. -- there would obviously not be 50% of each type in a litter where the numbers don't allow for a 50/50 split. Additionally each puppy has a 50/50 chance of being either CLEAR or a CARRIER and therefore its actually possible to still end up with an entirely CLEAR litter or a litter with only one or two puppies that are CARRIERS. AGAIN, when a CARRIER is bred to a CLEAR dog -- having affected puppies is NOT possible!
For the Definite Outcomes there are no variables possible because the outcomes are the same regardless of litter size:
- CLEAR bred to CLEAR will produce a litter of 100% CLEAR.
- CLEAR bred to AFFECTED will produce a litter of 100% CARRIER
- AFFECTED bred to AFFECTED will produce a litter of 100% AFFECTED
At Pleasant Meadows we ONLY breed CLEAR to CLEAR or CLEAR to CARRIER which ensures that we NEVER EVER (because it's IMPOSSIBLE) produce affected puppies.