by Pippy01 on 04 March 2019 - 14:03
I am considering a puppy from this breeding: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/german_shepherd_dog/breeding.result?father=2425193&mother=2063288
A lot of the dogs on the mother's side have a3/noch noch zugelassen hips. To my understanding this means mildly dysplastic by OFA standards, but still permissible to breed by the SV? This leaves me somewhat uncertain, as I hope to show this puppy and perhaps breed if she does well. I'd just like to know the chances I am taking, and if you would feel OK with a pup with this pedigree.
Thank you in advance!
by BlackthornGSD on 04 March 2019 - 19:03
If you look at the sire's HD ZW rating (numerical hip "breed worth" rating), his score is 80. By definition, 100 is average. So, in theory, he should have a better than average chance of producing sound hips.
If you can verify the dam's hip ratings, I wouldn't let the grand parents' hip ratings keep me from a puppy from this litter if I liked everything else. But I would want to verify the dam's hip score and current hip status. (I've also known dogs who were rated a3 who had absolutely terrible hips on re-xray as 5 or 6 year olds).
by jdiogoc on 04 March 2019 - 19:03
You can look at the Italian ENCI database online to see if the hip scores of the dam are official (I checked, she has a B rating).
Also a small correction - the average for HD you should aim for is updated every quarter by the SV and as of 12/2018 it stands at ZW80
by BlackthornGSD on 05 March 2019 - 00:03
by Jenni78 on 19 March 2019 - 00:03
by jdiogoc on 19 March 2019 - 11:03