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Q. If a F1b golden doodle's grandparent's were x-rayed and cleared of hip dysplasia, what are the chances the pup will have hip dysplasia?

Answered By
BETTE ISACOFF

A. It is possible for two OFA excellent parents to produce a dysplastic puppy, because the genetic component is so complex (environment also plays a role in the development of CHD). That said, every stud dog and brood bitch should be x-rayed before being bred to diminish the chances of having dysplastic puppies. The fact that the grandparents were cleared (by either OFA or PennHip and not simply by a veterinarian) is of some assurance, but not significant enough to rely on.


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