HPA requires ALL dogs (*Sires & Dams) applying for litter papers to have genetic clearances (*clear status) on file with HPA for MPS VI, PLL, Cystinuria and DM (*effective December 1, 2021 for DM) as well as a DNA profile.
ALL dogs planned to be used for breeding purposes from HPA/ACR bloodlines MUST BE
Parent Verified. It is the responsibility of the owner to supply HPA with the
Parental Verification Documents.
MPS VI, PLL, Cystinuria and DM are all major concerns in the Min-Pin and Harlie Breeds and are detrimental to the breed.
These debilitating diseases make it necessary to protect the breed by requiring only animals of "Clear" status be used for breeding purposes.
(*HPA eligible dogs may be registered without the Genetic Clearances and/or DNA profile as "PETS" but only dogs with Clear Genetic Clearances and DNA profile on file may register litters.
HPA requires DNA pofiles on every dog used for breeding purposes so as to positively identify offspring from both Dam and Sire as they see fit.
HPA has partnered with "Orivet Services" for genetic testing.
At the request of the HPA, Orivet put together a Genetic Panel for the Harlequin Pinscher.
We recommend the Orivet "Harlequin Pinscher Full Breed Profile" Test.
We will accept test results from other Companies as long as they meet our requirements and the DNA profile is in Letter Form to accommodate our system with Parental Verification Documents.