Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
I downloaded the full set of records from their website into excel just a few weeks ago. I was looking for names of stud dogs who are N/N, but once I had the info I sorted it back and forth in excel to look for any trends just out of curiosity and there appears to be a mix of GSDs from all lines: working, German show, American show, and quite a few "pet" lines or what I'd assume are pet lines going by the names. No one line is over or under represented in the normal, carrier or at risk categories. So it certainly cannot be pinpointed to any one line. Just like any other health issue, it is found throughout the breed and I seriously doubt there is any line that has a significantly higher incidence that others. One dog coming back as normal doesn't indicate that line is completely free, nor does one dog coming back as at risk or carrier indicate that line has a higher prevalence of the gene than another. One dog's results reflect on that dog, but aren't a big enough sample to reflect on the line one way or the other..
Anyone can do the same analysis by downloading the records off the OFA site.
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