Originally Posted by Ohana
Trying to put together what I'm calling an APBT
bible for my own personal use and through pedigree studies, I am attempting to list dogs (for my own personal use, not something I plan on sharing) who have failed health tested or who have faults or DQ's (along with judges pro's and DNS, breed standard, etc) I've gone through OFA and listed them in my notebook but curious if older dogs are known to have problems that may not be found on OFA. You can PM me if you don't want to share publicly, but I encourage transparency! I should add that this is primarily for my own UKC use, but not opposed to AKC or ADBA dpgs as well.
Older dogs can develop hip problems, yes. OFA will check for higher chances of hip or elbow dysplasia at a younger age. For example, I have a dog that at 6 months had bilateral hip dysplasia. Another example would be my 14 year old dog developing it as a geriatric dog.
OFA scores of excellent and good grades are what you would want to breed and avoid hip problems in a younger dog. Fair and below it isn't advised to breed due to the high likelihood of juvenile hip dysplasia.
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk