Although both girls are DNA tested clear for Prcd-PRA the BVA eye scheme relates to conditions involving the actual eye its self. During the examinations they are checked for eye conditions of the lens, retina and other internal structures. It is important to point out that the BVA test only gives a portrayal of the eye at the time of the examination and should therefore be done in conjunction with and not instead of the DNA test for Prcd-PRA.
After the eye testing we went for a great walk. The wind was bitter as we walked through the vast farmers fields with the dogs. They had a great time sampling the muddy ditches and racing off after the birds. We were eight strong with two Standard Poodles, four Aussie Doodles, Ruby and Daisy! Being the smallest of the bunch they still hold their own and interact very well with dogs of all sizes. It is great to go out on a 'pack walk', the dogs all get on great and love chasing one another about and exploring together. Walking in a group is without a doubt a great way to socialise your dog with others.
At the end of the walk we headed back to my friends, where we left the dogs playing in the grounds while we headed inside for a well deserved cup of tea and warm scone with butter and jam. A lovely time was had by all.