Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair
In blue - That is incorrect.
If you go to the subforum in the health section for Hips you'll note that a good many dogs diagnosed with HD are working lines.
Additionally even if the dog (wl or sl) have parents going back 5 generations with passing hips, you still may get a pup with bad hips.
It's about stacking the odds in your favor by going with the best breeder you can, watching out for the environmental and exercise concerns when they are young puppies, proper diet and......keeping your fingers crossed that the genetic cards are in your favor.
Here's a link that explains what breeders are starting to do to track and reduce HD. Note- I do not
know this breeder, I'm posting the link on ZW scores for informational purposes only. Good luck with you puppy search!
Home of West Coast German Shepherd Dogs - About Us
Thanks for the information its really appreciated.