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G-burg 02-12-2014 12:58 PM

OFA Fair hips...
 
Not to take away from another thread... Figured I'd start a new one....

Would you buy from a breeder (or anyone for that matter) that is breeding dogs with OFA fair hips..

I know I would if I liked everything else about the breeding pair.. And they would have to be titled.. :)

Doc 02-12-2014 01:28 PM

Depends on the hips behind the dogs and relatives.

wolfstraum 02-12-2014 01:37 PM

Basha - who had 'B" hips in Belgium produced a ton of OFA Goods and 2 OFA Excellents and one Fair (titled in Sch,RH, SAR dog).....Fair is not dysplastic. It is more less that perfect than Good is less than perfect.. ;) ;) I bred Kyra to Xito - Good to Fair and got 2 prelim Goods and 2 official Goods and the next generation has had alot of Goods as well.

Lee

gsdsar 02-12-2014 01:44 PM

I think the problem stems from people thinking, "fair is almost dysplastic" which is not the case.

I agree with looking at an entire pedigree, the historical hip production of littermates and siblings and generations behind the dog.

I would be more apt to buy a puppy from a parent with "fair" hips, if their lines have a strong consistent record of acceptable hips, than a puppy from "excellent" parents that have numerous dysplastic dogs in the history.

2 dysplastic dogs can produce a pup with "excellent" hips. But I would not want to breed back to that dog


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Liesje 02-12-2014 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-burg (Post 5010658)

I know I would if I liked everything else about the breeding pair.. And they would have to be titled.. :)

Ditto, and I'd look into the siblings, ancestors, progeny, ZW scores if they have them.

G-burg 02-12-2014 06:18 PM

Quote:


I think the problem stems from people thinking, "fair is almost dysplastic" which is not the case.
It certainly seems that way..

onyx'girl 02-12-2014 06:39 PM

My male came from a stud with fair hips. I think the reason he wasn't used much was because of his hip rating. He was an amazing dog. My male was rated fair as well.

robk 02-12-2014 06:39 PM

Yes. My dog's mother is OFA fair. I am keeping her for the winter and she is such a nice nice bitch. There is so much more to a dog than just the hip scores.

Wild Wolf 02-12-2014 06:43 PM

Fair isn't dysplastic, but I would still look at ancestors, siblings, and other relatives to the dog to determine hip production.

JakodaCD OA 02-12-2014 06:44 PM

no problem for me for mostly the reasons above:)


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