Selection of Labrador Retrievers based on their genetic potential for better hip quality by combining pedigree relationships with OFA Hip Scores available in the public OFA Database
With support from multiple sources and collaboration among multiple institutions, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is able to present you better selection criteria for genetic improvement of canine hip dysplasia. The major beneficiaries will be dog breeders, buyers, pet owners, veterinarians, and researchers who need an accurate measurement of hip quality in a dog based on its genetic potential but who have no way to access that information.
Currently, we can only provide breeding values for Labrador retriever dogs, which comprises about 25% of dogs recorded in the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) database. The data used to create the breeding values was drawn from dogs born prior to 2007. Dogs born after 2007 will not yet have certified OFA scores. We plan to update this analysis semi-annually or annually, in order to provide you with the most accurate results.
You can read the complete research article here.
Following login, the user of this data base can access the breeding value and information regarding inbreeding of a specific dog, if that information was available in the OFA data base.
Currently, registration is FREE. However, we accept financial donations to support the program to include other breeds affected with hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia.