by zigzag on 17 May 2017 - 10:05
by DenWolf on 19 May 2017 - 01:05
This is why Pennhip is so useful in our breed..
OFA has basically given you a desireable rating on not so great hips..
They are pretty lax, and that is genetic.. They have the "look" that OFA likes, but are not actually tight...
When/if you re-xray them over time, you'll see that they degenerate.. and develop thicker necks, remodeling, even spurs/arthritis.
Breed to tighter hips, better DI's and keep back the best...
by hexe on 19 May 2017 - 05:05
by Hundmutter on 19 May 2017 - 05:05
Ha ha haarrh ! Perhaps those were the ones taken when the dog woke out of the anaesthetic and stood up ?
Going back to what DenWulf posted, I still reckon that it would be a better guide if dogs were Xrayed and graded using the BVA/KC scoring system we have in the UK. Because hips like these can look ok, a 'best practice' with breeding restricted to dogs falling below an average percentile would be better than everybody being able to interpret OFA and Pennhip (and even A stamps) to suit themselves, just about. Distinctly less and more exact than Foreversolucky's "tighter 50%", even.
Of course, ya still can't force anybody and everyone to check hips & elbows at all ...
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