hips scores, wow dont get me started on this.
i am of the opinion that it is well and good to score them, but, remember, it is still a crap shoot,
many will say things should be done X way
well in giant breeds i have yet to see any proof that only breeding cleared produces clear.
it doesnt and it is decieving to think that it will.
it is not fair to new owners to walk away thinking their dog will be healthy becouse the parents were.
We still do NOT know how polygenic and what is contributing to less than perfect hips.
and for that matter.
dogs that clear are never xrayed at six or seven.
how do we know that ALL dogs to some point will suffer degenerative joint disease just as us humans do
there is to much unknown for me to jump on the bandwagon of doing things and belieiving what everyone else does.
instead i educate my people that out of a litter of nine pups the AVERAGE is that half will ofa and the other half may not.
doesnt mean they are crippled.
it just means they wont be perfect.
and with the gluc chond that can be kept in check so it does not become worse.
i gotta git to work ......