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by Sunsilver on 02 November 2018 - 03:11

My female has 4 generations of ancestors with nothing worse than A2 hips. She x-rayed with mild dysplasia in one hip at age 2. She will be 12 in January, and has never had a lame day in her life.

I did do IPO with her for about a year and a half, and that included the A frame and jump. She had no problem with them, though we didn't do the jump at full height.

by Hundmutter on 02 November 2018 - 09:11

I had a Bitch with really very poor hips, radiographicaly, out of low-score parents from generations of low-score dogs.
So your friends have my sympathies. What others have said ^ is true, HD is still with us despite some attempts to 'breed it out'; but it need not be a real health difficulty (though I agree, she should not be bred).

My girl did not enjoy swimming; but it would have been a good idea, the muscle it builds is excellent. That was the key in my case, I kept Vida fit and with good muscle tone (and yes, that included not letting her get fat) all her long life and she never 'went off' her hips. I didn't allow her to high jump / scale, either. Only when she was 12 or so did she show any signs of associated arthritis. Have heard a lot of other people say that keeping good muscle prevented problems for their dogs.

by old shatterhand on 02 November 2018 - 13:11

I had a Rottweiler female back in 90's when hips were not x-rayed by many breeders. I title her, she won many shows under ADRK judges including Sieger shows from puppy to workingg females. After she was 3 years old I did the hip x-ray and OFA evaluated as dysplastic. She lived till 12 years old, never showed any sign of limping ,discomfort. Never bred her either.

by Sunsilver on 02 November 2018 - 14:11

Have heard a lot of other people say that keeping good muscle prevented problems for their dogs.

Yes, many dogs who suffer a hip dislocation have the head of the femur removed. Once the dog gets accustomed to only having the muscle supporting the dislocated joint, you would never know they are completely lacking a hip joint! With no bone to rub on bone, they don't experience pain, either.

Same thing works for a dysplastic hip. Good muscle support of the joint reduces or eliminates pain and reduces the wear and tear that contributes to arthritis.

by Working Dawgs on 03 November 2018 - 01:11

Thank you for the diagram, Prager, I didn't know mild dysplastic was acceptable, but my friend still won't breed her dog. Just curious though as how you would get a Czech or SV survey here in America? I thought that was only in available in Germany or other European countries.

by Working Dawgs on 03 November 2018 - 01:11

Also, I don't think they could load her x-rays here, they haven't seen them.

by astrovan2487 on 03 November 2018 - 01:11

Last I checked if you wanted to send xrays to the SV from US you had to do it through an organization like USCA or GSDCA, I believe there are detailed instructions on the USCA website. There are forms that have to be filled out by the vet and the text on the X-ray itself has to have certain information on it. Also x rays must be film, they won't accept digital which is what most vets use. I've heard you can get digital made into film for a fee somewhere. They are extremely specific so you really need to know before getting the x rays done, I was going to do it after the fact and after looking into it decided it was not really worth it considering I wasn't going to breed my dog

by Prager on 04 November 2018 - 01:11

I can get you info on how to certify your dog in Czech. You just fulfill their requirements and send it to them with a fee. I believe the same applies to SV I am not certain on details but I know that it is not that difficult.

by marjorie on 14 November 2018 - 01:11

The sire and dam of my dog both had OFA good elbow, yet 4 out of 6 xrayed in the litter had UAP in both elbows!

by Hundmutter on 14 November 2018 - 08:11

Marjorie, did you have elbow results on dogs behind the parents ? Sometimes there is a 'generational skip', and looking a little further back in the pedigree gives you an answer.

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