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Old 03-13-2007, 05:43 AM
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Default How does your breed rate? OFA info-

I pondered whether to post this here or in the dog breed area, but to me it's a breeding issue so I went with here.

On the OFA site, there's an area where you can search statistics by breed. Go to and scroll down to click on your breed and then share the results with us on elbow and hip dysplasia (and any others you want to share).

Here are my breeds:

Chows rank #1 in elbow dysplasia (47.4% abnormal results), GSD's rank 8th (19.5% abnormal results). That's a shocking amount of ED in chows .. truly sad especially given that not many breeders are doing (or admitting that they do) elbow x-rays.

Chows rank 34th in hip dsyplasia (19.6% dysplastic), GSD's rank 54th (19% dysplastic).

The other results are only entered into OFA if the owner submits them, so I don't feel there's a really great representation there on my breeds.

Where do your dogs rank?

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Old 03-13-2007, 07:00 AM
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Pembroke welsh Corgis are ranked 45th in hip dysplasia (17.6% dysplastic)
They're ranked 53rd in elbows (3.7%)

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Old 03-13-2007, 09:37 AM
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It would be interesting to know how many Chows who indicate ED on film are affected by it with any sort of lameness.

You also have to take into consideration that many people don't send in films if they look bad, so the results can be very skewed in regard to what the incidence of an issue is in the actual general population.

Rottweilers are 29th in HD stats, with 86551 screened, of which 7.9 were rated Excellent, and 20.5 were rated dysplastic to some degree.

Rottweilers are second behind ChowChows in the ED stats. There have been 10148 screened for elbow dysplasia. Compare this to the hip numbers
(86,551). 58.5 were found to be normal, with 40.9 percent found to have ED to some degree. Of those found to be dysplastic a whopping 30.5 were rated Grade 1, with 8.8 percent grade 2, and 1.6 grade 3.

OFA's comments on using dogs who are grade 1 in the elbows:

There are many factors to consider when evaluating the progress of countries that permit breeding Grade I elbows. There may indeed be reasons to consider using Grade I elbows in breeding programs for the purpose of maintaining a broader gene pool, especially in countries where the breed specific rate of ED is approximately 25***37; or higher (as appears to be the case in some European countries).
You can read more about ED and HD at the OFA's website at
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:42 AM
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Chihuahuas are 22nd in patellas... 372 were tested, and 5.6***37; were abnormal.

Other than that, the evaluation sizes were small and the rank was N/A.

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Old 03-13-2007, 09:46 AM
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Shetland Sheepdogs are ranked 58th in ED with 3.2***37; abnormal.
They are ranked 128th in HD with 4.8% abnormal.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:29 AM
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Border Collies are ranked 83rd in HD with 7429 tested and were 11.1% abnormal.
Ranked 72nd in ED with 1072 tested and 1.5 were abnormal.
For Thyroid was ranked 29th with 81 tested and 4.9 were abnormal.

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Old 03-13-2007, 10:30 AM
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Sadly we dont rank yet cause we dont have enough dogs in our database.
It took me years to get them up to where they can be compared to each other within breed vs outside the CAS database.

It will take another 5 years for us to get our own Penn Hip mean.

IN the mean time since most breeders are NOT xraying at all or all stock.
The numbers will never clearly show a accurate pic of where our breed lies when compared to others.

Since the breed is rare I wont list the results cause it will be taken wrongly.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:25 PM
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Aussies are:
#117 in terms of HD with 24292 tested and 5.8***37; abnormal
#47 in ED with 2407 tested and 4.2% dysplastic

Pretty healthy as far as tests submitted go.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:48 PM
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Goldens are 31 ..... I blame this on changing the looks for the ring . Shorter legs the last 20 years . Such a shame !
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:21 PM
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It would be really interesting to see how that broke down if it were divided into show and working lines.
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