by Denee0611 on 13 April 2021 - 12:04
by Hired Dog on 13 April 2021 - 13:04
IF her elbows are iffy, are you telling future owners of possible problems that may come up later on in life, if she passes those elbows on?
I have no problem with breeding dogs, IF you have a goal in mind, if you are trying in some way to produce better animals then what you have right now. Best of luck and take care.
by Denee0611 on 13 April 2021 - 14:04
by Rik on 13 April 2021 - 14:04
unless something has changed, OFA Fair still means no indication of HD, not a little bit of HD. Certainly not excellent but still within the normal range of what OFA considers HD free. and there can be differences of opinion even by the specialists who read the x-rays.
ED can still show up from dogs with passing grades. It got to be such an issue that SV started requiring certification. Depending on what is the cause of the grade a second opinion from SV can't hurt.
edit to remove UAP comment as UAP looks to be Grade 3.
by jillmissal on 14 April 2021 - 10:04
by arra on 14 April 2021 - 15:04
by Rik on 14 April 2021 - 15:04
arra, imo (in my opinion only) you absolutely nailed it with your comment " If parents and siblings of such dog don't show any elbow issues then even better."
one has to take the whole picture.
personally, I would not breed a dog with bad elbows, but I would not hesitate to get a second opinion on Grade 1 elbows and take into consideration family picture/history.
thanks for your input,