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· Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
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Fair is a passing rating. It is not dysplastic.

As far as for breeding, one would have to look at the relatives and overall hip production within the line. Of course, this should be done regardless of the OFA rating. The OFA rating on any individual dog is a piece of the puzzle, yes, but really a very small piece. If a high percentage of close relatives are hip certified and the overall hip production within the line is strong, a fair rating wouldn't concern me in the least. If those are weak, or there are a bunch of unknowns (dogs not x-rayed), even an OFA excellent is a questionnable breeding candidate.
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