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NEW! Hip Score Breeding Value Search Application

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Breeding values derived from OFA Hip and Elbow scores and pedigrees

Here we provide an opportunity to improve selection and heath of pure breed dogs, for breeding and purchasing, based on their genetic potential for good hip and elbow conformation. The estimated breeding values we provide were derived from statistical models that combine pedigree relationships with Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Hip and Elbow Scores, all of which are available in the public OFA Database (

Major beneficiaries will be dog breeders, buyers, pet owners, veterinarians, and researchers who seek an accurate measurement of hip and elbow quality of a dog based on its genetic value for the two traits, but who have no way to access that information.

Check it out!

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