German Shepherd Dog > OFA Online Search......an Amateur Question (25 replies)
by Ctidmore on 08 May 2012 - 20:08
|Trixx is correct, there is a place you can sign to not have your information put up on the OFA data base. I don't remember if it is only if they fail, or if you can choose to not have it put up either way, good or bad. I use to have a link on my web site to a great article that a friend of mine did on guarantees. Her site is no longer up, so I took it upon myself to make a small page on my site "About those Guarantees" if you want to view. http://gsdnet.org/guarantees.htm |
Good luck in your next purchase.
by Blitzen on 08 May 2012 - 20:26
|It's optional. Offer a contract, don't offer a contract. There are very valid reasons to do both. Personally I will never buy a dog from a breeder who doesn't stand behind his or her dogs with a contract; I believe that is the right thing to do. In some breeds is it almost mandatory in order to find good homes for dogs. Some breed clubs (including some GSD clubs) strongly suggest that their members offer written contracts. This breed seems to be exempted from many of the expectations of other breeds; written contracts being one of them.|
I've never had a breeder refuse to honor a contract and I've never refused to honor one myself.
I don't think it's fair play to suggest every contract is worthless and every breeder who offers one is trying to pull a fast one.
by Ctidmore on 08 May 2012 - 20:56
|Blitzen I do agree contracts can be good, my main point is guarantee's, so many people mis-understand that to mean "my dog won't get" this or that. Contracts are good to cover "what" happens "if" said puppy or dog does get such and such. If I have things come up, which a few times over my 20+ years they have. I always work with the person to their satisfaction, bad word of mouth can destroy a reputation a lot faster than any thing else, and good word of mouth will help build it also. :) IMO|
by aceofspades on 08 May 2012 - 21:11
|So if the parents have not had their hips Xrayed will that have any impact on the films I sent in? Like is there any issue with having a dog xrayed and them sent to OFA for grading if the parents never were? When I get the results back will there be anything in the report (or whatever they send you) that will tell me for sure whether or not the sire and fam were Xrayed and certified (or whatever it is called) or will I just get info pertaining only to Ace? What will show for sure and dam when I search ace in the OFA online database? With site and dam be blank or will they be named but blank in the spot that gives the OFA information? I am now curious as to how Ace will be impacted if his site and dam have not had OFA X-rays done. I guess it has to start somewhere. I am going to email my breeder as well as this just seems so purely shocking that they would offer a guarantee (in the form of replacement of the dog) if the hips were bad but in turn not take the time to ensure their breeding stock was even breed worthy. Perhaps and I guess I can hope, that they opted to not be listed.|
by Ctidmore on 08 May 2012 - 21:16
|It will not hinder your dog in any way. It only tells you on the certificates about your dog. Hips good/fair/excellent....and elbows normal or other wise. What the parents are does nothing for or against your paper work. Just knowing about them helps you make decisions if you might want to breed or not. :) I hope this helps. :)|
by aceofspades on 08 May 2012 - 21:33
|Okay. That is what I thought but you never know as I seem to be learning. LOL I just searched sire and dam by CKC registration number and dam brings up nothing and sure brings up the result "unknown other than as parent" so he must have a progeny registered with OFA that has a different mother than my dog.|