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Hi, I`ve just joined and would like some advice please.
We`ll be viewing a litter of pups next weekend and I`d like thoughts on the Sire and Dam hip scores etc.,

The breeder sent over this information:
Dams scores are 0/0 elbows, 6/11 hips, unaffected for eye disease.
Sires scores are 0/0 elbows, 5/5 hips, unaffected for eye disease.
Both have had full DNA tests and are clear for CNM, prcd-PRA, SD2, EIC and HNPK. Health certificates and pedigree history are available to view.

Are the Dams hip scores too high?
Many Thanks,
James
 

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Hi, I`ve just joined and would like some advice please.
We`ll be viewing a litter of pups next weekend and I`d like thoughts on the Sire and Dam hip scores etc.,

The breeder sent over this information:
Dams scores are 0/0 elbows, 6/11 hips, unaffected for eye disease.
Sires scores are 0/0 elbows, 5/5 hips, unaffected for eye disease.
Both have had full DNA tests and are clear for CNM, prcd-PRA, SD2, EIC and HNPK. Health certificates and pedigree history are available to view.

Are the Dams hip scores too high?
Many Thanks,
James
Hi Jazzmac, the dam's hips look very high for me, my cut off would be 14 and as even as possible, the one side being 11, nearly double the other side would worry me I'm afraid. Funnily enough, when I got my first Labrador over 15 years ago now, the dam's hip score was 10/9, only two points over the BMS which was then 17, and now they use the median which is at 9, and the mean is at 11, so 17 is quite a long way above that.
 

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I think I would go onto the KC website and check the Estimated Breed Value for hips. This will help you to form an opinion on whether to poor hip is genetic or the result of accidental damage.

mykc.org.uk
 

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