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    Default Dogs Not Prone to HD

    As many of you know we have had to be very careful with Jenna as she grows, with regard to possible HD. Fingers crossed things are looking good for her

    When she is about 12 months I think we will be looking for a second dog and was wondering whether there are any medium - large dogs that don't have a tendency towards HD. It seems like it is so common amongst so many breeds it is hard to avoid. Even my Purebred, papered Labrador had started to have problems in that area despite her parents having great hip scores, we never found out whether is was actually HD as her other problems surfaced

    I know there are no guarantees but if we can avoid the HD worry it would be great. Anyone any suggestions?
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    Greyhounds, Whippets... sighthounds in general... Not that I'm biased or anything!

    But seriously, the internet is your friend on this one. Make a list of the breeds whose looks and temperaments you like, and research each one. You might find out things that confirm that they are suited to you, or not.

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    What about a pei??? Our rescues are given a thorough physical by our rescue vet and anything sus is noted and treated. EXTREMELY unlikely you would end up with issues in one of our dogs. We could organise x-rays for any you might be inclinded to adopt if that would make you more comfortable.

    And some statistics for you......1 in 5 dogs that enter our rescue program, are from registered breeders! Some have their papers, although they are just for decoration after they enter our care as all dogs are desexed before we rehome with no exceptions to this rule
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    Thanks for the replies, I did start looking up various breeds I liked but there are sooo many out there, some I've never even heard of. I did post a similar question on the 'other' forum and got some interesting answers. And this very useful link, if anyone else is interested:

    OFA: Hip Dysplasia Statistics

    I'm leaning towards Aussie Shephards at the moment but will continue researching.

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    Siberian Huskey looks good based on that stats page.

    You can sort by each column heading - so I searched by number evaluated - because too few makes for dodgy stats, and by percentage excellent. there seems to be a big gap between percentage excellent and percentage dysplastic - these don't add up to 100%.

    Aussie Terror looks good - but we had to have the hip out on ours because the whole joint was cactus. She was fine like that though. Well she did like to ride in the bike basket instead of walking but only going away from home.

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    Oooh! Aussie Sheps are lovely.

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    Aussie Shepherds would also be prone to HP under the 'right' environment, perhaps TKay?

    I remember the hell you have gone through with HD in the past (and present), and although puppies bred from sires and dams who have perfect hip scores have a far greater chance of NOT displaying HD, it is never certain.

    I do believe that HD can also be excellerated (for want of a better word) to a HUGE degree by owners regimes of diet and exercise in many cases.

    Also remember that although some breeds may not be prone to HD, there will usually always be something that they are prone to. *sigh*

    I wish you all the best in your search in the future TKay. Can't help it, I'm baised about Jenna and she's just so darned stunning...but then I'm always admiring Jenna. *puts on embarrassed face*

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    Neo's at no.5 ouch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    Neo's at no.5 ouch!!
    ****! Seriously Peter?

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    Thats from 143 evaluations over 34 years

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