This website will still REQUIRE health certification prior to a litter listing. Some breeders are advocating that recommendation of health certification is enough. It is up to you as the buyer of your pup to ask for health certifications. You should also ask about genetic links to SAS, CA proven carriers proven carriers listed in health section on this site)and epilepsy lines. The litters listed on this site have been verified for health certifications and genetic problems. Also, as a buyer you should check that the pup has a pedigree that is recognizable by AKC. If not acceptable by AKC what is wrong that the sire and dam are not AKC registered? Even foreign pedigrees are accepted by AKC, so ask questions and more questions even if you do not intend to participate in AKC events nor even wish to register your Spinone with AKC! Remember the correct Spinone skin and coat should need little or no grooming. Also, if a Spinone cannot be hand stripped (it may not need hand stripping though), it will be prone to health problems with the skin. They should have a good wiry (preferaly 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches in length) coat and not a soft fluffy coat.