what does Fast Normal and NZ mean? - Page 1

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by Smiley on 06 January 2014 - 19:01

How do these two labels relate to OFA?

Are dogs with Fast Normal and NZ still allowed to breed?

Thanks in advance.....

by CMills on 06 January 2014 - 19:01

Go to the OFA website to see the table of comparisons. Fast Normal is equilalent to OFA borderline,  NZ compares to mild HD. Both are regularly used for breeding in Europe.
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by GSD Lineage on 06 January 2014 - 19:01

I enter a lot of dogs and dogs with Fast normal most often go OFA Good, and so do A1 normals.
I'm saying this based on past pedigree entry memory and dogs that were imported to the USA with an stamp and OFAed later,
The biggest difference is just that the A stamp was done at a year of age in Germany, and the OFA was done at 2 years or older in the USA. NZ (a3), and Good are passing scores.

Here are some dual hip scored dogs, born in Germany, Then Exported to the USA or Canada and OFAed at a later age.
All these were campaigned dogs, so they had scores from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
1.VA2/CAN SELECT/US CH Jim vom Fiemereck a1 OFA good
2.V Chap von Antheus OFA Good, Should be A stamped
3.V Nurmi von den Maibuchen OFA Good
4.V Fix von Batu OFA Good
5.VA Vimo vom Fiemereck OFA Excellent

I'm sure there are many more. Can anyone get the A Stamp scores of these or a list of other A stamped and OFAed individuals?


by Smiley on 06 January 2014 - 19:01

Thank you, guys!


by Markobytes on 06 January 2014 - 20:01

The breeding partner for a NZ dog would depend on both dog's ZW number, you can not breed two dogs who's combined ZW exceeds 200. 
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by GSD Lineage on 06 January 2014 - 20:01

Link to chart and former thread I think CMills spoke of.

SV "a" stamp compared to O.F.A. - Page 1 - The Pedigree Database


by Markobytes on 06 January 2014 - 20:01

Be careful when making inferences between hip scores of the same dog under different organizations, how much time has passed between the evaluations?

by Dog1 on 06 January 2014 - 22:01

Nurmi 'a'1
Fix 'a'1
Vimo 'a'1


by Smiley on 07 January 2014 - 09:01

Marko...agreed. X rays results at age 1 and age 2 can be quite different. I know SV is age 1. So, a dog gets an A stamp at age 1 and could have changes by age 2...nobody would know and the dog would be cleared for hips.

by Staatsmacht on 07 January 2014 - 09:01

THe most difference between all that is how good is the picture what was taken and send to OFA or SV

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