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Old 10-02-2006, 10:28 PM
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Default Whats better?? OFA or Pennhip

My vet can do the PennHip testing..

but I was wondering what is the BEST one to get, which one is more reliable?

Riot will be tested for his hips, elbow and eyes when hes age appropriate after hes finished his Ch title incase he'd be wanted as stud to approved/compatible bitches with the same testing proof.

Anyways, I was just wondering what is more widely accepted and which is the "best" to get price aside.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:37 PM
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Anyways, I was just wondering what is more widely accepted and which is the "best" to get price aside.
Thats a hard question to answer. More widely accepted is OFA but it is my belief that penn hip actually tells you what shape your dogs hips are in.
I believe that Penn Hip is more accurate than OFA. Though OFA is more widely used.
http://www.pennhip.org/
OFFA.org

Do some reading and see for yourself which one you believe is better.
Talk to your vet who does the penn hip he probably also does OFA too. Ask his opinion. Talk to a few breeders you know who have used penn hip and ofa.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:32 AM
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I believe that PennHIP is more accurate. The majority of people prefer OFA because it offers its online database -- it's more convenient to check up on dogs' clearances that way (even though some people prefer not to display records publicly, or don't submit CERF results). It's also alot cheaper than OFA. I would do PennHIP if there was a vet near me that could do it, but they are all atleast 10 hours away from me.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:43 AM
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Penn Hip around here is almost twice the amount of OFA.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:49 AM
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I'm not familiar with Pennhip . My vets always sent the XRays to OFA for ratings and certificates.
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Google "pennhip vs ofa" or something similar and you'll get some excellent websites. There's actually a difference in a matter of testing, and though OFA is more widely used and recognized, I personally feel PennHIP is the better test.
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Well, you could do both . . . The downside would be that it would cost more.
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Well, you could do both . . . The downside would be that it would cost more.
This would be ideal, I agree. And yeah, the cost would be rather . Why do breed clubs favor the OFA over PennHIP? Does anyone feel it is honestly because of their online database?

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I'm not familiar with Pennhip .
This is an excellent site: PennHIP Radiographs (with pictures!) Talks about the difference, too.

And check out this site, too. Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Resources. Some good sites about PennHIP on there.
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I think I'd do both. PennHip when the dog is younger and OFA after 2 years of age.

It'd be more costly, but worth it since you'd have not only a precise evaluation of the hips' condition based on mathematics, but opinions from vets on them as well.

Summit, as for breed clubs preferring OFA . . . Hasn't OFA been around longer? I think it's just become the default for hip testing. The online database is a big plus but I don't think it's the sole reason for so many people to use it.
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