Hip Ratings

With selective breeding and generations of proven genetics along with proper feeding and care

the risk of crippling hip dysplasia is minimized.

 

Following is a comparison of United States "OFA" and German "SV" terminology used to classify hips. OFA: A dog must be two years old for a permanent OFA while prelim OFA's can be done at 12 months. 

 

SV: The SV "A stamp" can be done at one year.

 

PennHIP: (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program)

                          PennHIP is a multifaceted radiographic technology (x-ray) for hip evaluation. 

                          It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

United States 

OFA Classification

Germany 

SV Classification

Certifies

as
EXCELLENT

 

 

 

"a" Stamps as
NORMAL

 (NO SIGNS OF HD)

A1

 

 

"a"Stamps

as

FAST

NORMAL

 A-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certifies as
GOOD

 

 

Certifies as
FAIR

 

 

           

 

 

BORDERLINE

HD


MILD HD

"a" Stamps

as
NOCH ZUGELASSEN

(LIGHT H D, STILL ALLOWABLE)


MODERATE HD


MITTLERE H D


SEVERE HD


SCHWERE H D
(SEVERE H D)








A 1 Normal Hip Xray for Quantum vom Buflod
Quantum's sire Skip vom Kottersbusch (also a1 Normal ) are below
As you can see excellent hips run in the family! 



A 1 Normal Hip Xray for Skip vom Kottersbusch


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