I acquired my very first American Eskimo almost ten years ago, in 1999. I fell in love with the breed immediately, although it took me several years to be able to purchase a second one, then a third, etc., etc. We have been breeding American Eskimos for about 5 years now. Our kennel, White Phantom Kennels, is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, of which we are members in-good-standing. We raise top quality, health checked toy, miniature and standard American Eskimos.
All of our breeding animals have been tested for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). Optigen Pattern A dogs do not have the gene that causes PRA. Optigen Pattern B dogs have the gene, but not in the active form, therefore they are carriers and can pass the gene to their offspring, but they will not go blind from this disease. Optigen Pattern C dogs have the active form of the gene and will go blind between the ages of two and seven, they can also pass the gene to their offspring. All of our dogs are either Optigen Pattern A or B. Their breedings are carefully selected so they will NEVER produce any Optigen Pattern C offspring.
All of our dogs get regular veterinary checks, including our puppies. All of our dogs are micro-chipped for identification, including our puppies. All of our dogs get their shots on time, including our puppies.