Robbie and Zora recently had their hips x-rayed, and both came back as OFA – GOOD. We didn’t expect problems, but we are happy with the results. Here is a link to Robbie’s public results, and a link to Zora’s public results.
As many already know, health screening is important to us. This doesn’t mean that we will never experience a health issue, or won’t ever produce pups with a health problem. But, it means that we are proactive in testing and evaluations.
I have been on the Welsh Terrier Club of America Health Committee for many years now and currently do the on-line health (and death) reports that get reported to the National (US) Club.
As a breeder, I have also been proactive in testing my breeding dogs for many years now. Hip x-ray screens aren’t required by the breed club, but given that problems can happen in any breed, when I have the opportunity, I have had many of my dogs tested for the various things, one being the hip x-ray. OFA (the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) has been involved in this for many decades now and has much history.
Dogs need to be 2 years and older before their results can be included in the OFA database (for hip evaluations).
Other dogs that we have had their hips tested include: