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RLHAR

by RLHAR on 22 December 2021 - 08:12

It has been awhile since I've had to weigh the benefits/cons of both.

I'm not looking to start an argument, I just recall that there was a fairly even split on the pros and cons and am wondering if, after 8+ years if there has been any updates to people's thoughts/experiences.


by Laker on 22 December 2021 - 10:12

I actually do both . Most vets that I have used will give a discount for doing both. I have seen an OFA fair do Penn hip .27 / .28 which is an awesome score. I have also seen OFA good get a .38/ .42 . I like to see my dogs with tighter hips . I remember when Penn Hip did the laxity percentile like 90th %. But also had the index . I also had a male that went OFA Excellent but Penn hip .48 / .52
So this is why I like to get both done. Good luck with what ever you choose. Atleast you are being responsible.

Argohof

by Argohof on 22 December 2021 - 14:12

Is there a PennHip database searchable by AKC registration number?

Rik

by Rik on 22 December 2021 - 19:12

personally, I have done both. Fred Lanting prefers Penn Hip. If I was still breeding, I'm good with OFA, but also good with PH.

OFA is a consensus of 3 specialists that the dog shows no evidence of HD.

I guess I like the SV system best, that takes into account family/sibling findings.

a dog can be OFA/penn hip from a litter full of not passing or a fail from a litter of passing. that's a pretty wide spectrum.

nothing is perfect yet.

jmo,
Rik

by hexe on 28 December 2021 - 23:12

To me, the big drawback of PENNHip is the lack of an open database. If they would make that available to the public, so a person could confirm that a dog has been screened and graded by the organization, that would check all the boxes for me.

by GSDHeritage on 29 December 2021 - 16:12

hexe Yes, I agree with you.

There are members that do send into OFA PENNHip testing to be verified. As members complain of dog Health Testing by these other USA Labs it is now required to send this information to OFA to be verified on their site otherwise not allowed on the PDB.  I receive PM's from members finding dogs stating OFA tested but not Verified on OFA as they do check.  If testing is not found on OFA this information is now removed. 


RLHAR

by RLHAR on 30 December 2021 - 11:12

@GSDHeritage

Are you saying that I can send in PENNHip testing/results to OFA and OFA will verify and link the results to my puppy's OFA record?

Or that Database members submit PENNHip test results to their dog's profile, BUT because those results can not be OFA verified they can't be linked on the Database?

by GSDHeritage on 30 December 2021 - 11:12

RLHAR  There are dogs on the PDB that OFA has on their site for PENNhip testing results. Admins receive PM's from PDB members reporting USA lab Health testing results are not on the OFA site but PENNhip has not been one of them as yet.  If these other USA labs like GenSol, Embark, etc. are used results do need to be sent into the OFA to be verified. These USA labs are not to be entered on PDB just OFA verified results are. 


RLHAR

by RLHAR on 03 January 2022 - 16:01

For what it's worth, the PENNHip rating came back .24!! (.17 right / .24 left)

I am over the moon!

Also per OFA, who I called directly, will verify and attach PENNHip records to a dog's profile IF that dog already has an established profile with OFA. For example I had submitted my puppy's DM results, so he has an OFA profile already established and his PENNHip results will be added to that profile.

There is a fee involved, and I was also told that OFA still feels their way of doing things is superior. ;)





 


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