Re: Angulation, why?
A few years ago, the breed with the highest incidence of HD was the British Bulldog. No sloped topline there. It has nothing to do with the topline, rather other factors. And, MANY small mixes have HD, owners only learn about it later on in life when the little dogs get x-rayed for other issues, or when the HD becomes too aparent with other arthritic changes in the hip.
Grimm van den Heuvel, aka "The Doofinator"
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