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Old 12-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Yeah, I mean x-rays cost me about $120 either way, but OFA is $40 and then $5 to get the films returned. I don't have to send in any paperwork and I get my x-rays back. SV a-stamps are another $130 or something like that, I do NOT get any x-rays back, and I have to send in all my dog's papers and be without them for 2-3 months. I don't think either rating system is really comparable to PenHIP, so I do OFA.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #92 (permalink)
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PennHip would run me $600 while OFA will be $160 for both hips and elbows. My regular vet can do OFAs quite well but I'd have to go to a different clinic for PennHip. A friend of mine, she breeds, pays over $500 for her OFAs! She likes to go to a specific vet with a good reputation for his skills. But if I were her I'd switch to Pennhip since the costs are close to the same.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Carmen, some of us have been trying to educate people on Dr. Schnelle's views for decades, but the new age experts have made hips more important than the dog. Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #94 (permalink)
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I would MUCH rather have a dog with fair/borderline hips and a GOOD temp than one with excellent hips and rotten temp

When I got Dodge some were rather mortified that I was getting a dog out of a "Fair" sire..well Fair IS passing, (mom was good)

Dodge ended up going Fair, but so what He had an excellent temperament, bomb proof dog which was what I wanted in the end..

I , like anyone else want good hips on my dogs (and dogs I get puppies out of), but passing is passing, not hung up on the rating here either
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Sorry folks, I didn't intend to start Hip Debate 2012 with my thread. But! It is all very informative to me, so thanks!!!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I think any thread will take some turns and we all learn from it...it's all good!

I agree with you Diane, what good is an excellent hip rated dog if you can't do anything with it due to temperament?
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