HPA requires ALL dogs (*Sires & Dams) applying for litter papers to have genetic clearances (*clear status) on file with HPA for MPS VI, PLL and Cystinuria as well as a DNA profile.
MPS VI, PLL and Cystinuria 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 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.