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:

  • Mickey
  • Java
  • Monty
  • Parker
  • Dora
  • Coca
  • Tina
  • Noodles
Parker's Hip X-Ray (2011); before he left for Australia