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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Not the best is an understatement - I'd say the positioning is atrocious and makes getting a real picture of the hips very difficult.
The sockets and the balls look fine - I don't think the limping was due to the hips. They look loose with a lot of open space between the socket and the hip balls - but the positioning is most certainly an issue here. A young pup will have looser joints than an adult, so some looseness should not be of worry and that is why dogs need to be at least 24 months before official hip x-rays. I bet that proper positioning of these hips would give a true picture of the hips, and take away any concerns.
Based on what the posted x-ray, I would not worry about the hips for now. If you decide later on to do OFA x-rays on your dog, I'd find a different vet with experience in proper positioning.
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