My name is Gina Vesco-Fox. I have been involved with dogs since I was a young girl. I began my career as a Professional Pet Groomer by serving as an apprentice at a local Pet Salon in 1972. Completing my program in 1973, I went to work at the boarding kennel I now own in January of 1974. For 42 years I have been involved with all aspects of dogs. Breeding, Training, Grooming, Showing, Boarding and most important helping people get the perfect pet for their family.
I have bred, raised and shown to Championship requirements with the AKC and CKC over 26 Champions under the prefix of Clinton Oaks. The most important part of what I love to do is to be able to match the perfect pet to the family that wants one. As a breeder only a small fraction of the dogs we breed go on to become a Champion. It is a costly and frustrating endeavor sometimes. Without loving families we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
Clinton Oaks, armed with the technology currently available to make sure all breeding pairs are healthy, has produced some of the finest companion dogs anywhere. Each dog in our breeding program is screened for abnormalities relevant to their breed.
Currently we screen for the following:
- All of the dogs (requiring the test) used in our breeding program are PennHip or OFA Certified
- We do annual eye exams. Those exams are done by Board Certified Canine Ophthalmologist, Dr. Daniel Lorimer, DVM.
- Cardiac Exams on Golden Retriever’s
- We also adhere to the breed standards as written by the GRCA, ASC, VCA and published by the American Kennel Club.
- All of our dogs offspring are Registerable with the American Kennel Club on the Limited Registration option.
- Our dogs represent nearly 8 generations, (at least 40 years) of certified dogs.
When it comes to hip & eye disorders we can only certify that the breeding pairs are physically clear. The screening for Hip Dysplasia & eye disorders shows us that physically none of our dogs have HD or eye abnormalities.
You must know, there is not a breeder around that can guarantee all offspring will be free of inherited disorders, it is simply not possible.However, as responsible breeders we do everything in our power to reduce the odds. There is always a possibility that our dogs may carry the gene for inherited HD or an eye disorder and as of now there is simply no way of knowing when and if a puppy will be affected. We feel we have significantly reduced the odds in our pedigrees by testing and using unaffected individuals. However, despite our best efforts we have not totally eliminated Hip Dysplasia or eye problems. Statistically we have a very low occurrence because of the selective breeding process we use.
Simply put, we have done and continue to do our very best.
Limited Registration means all puppies can be registered with the AKC and have a certificate. But, they are not to be used for breeding, should they produce any offspring, those puppies are not eligible for registration. This option discourages individuals who are not knowledgeable in breeding practices from breeding dogs. This enables us to protect the efforts we put into our planned breeding program, as well as the work breeders before us have done. Breeding dogs requires a knowledge and understanding of animal husbandry.
We warranty all of our puppies temperaments under normal conditions of stress.
Read about our Puppy Matching procedure!