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    My 3 yr old lab has 1 elbow with DJD -grade I. Can he be breed? He is a stud dog with more then 6 generation certified with OFA, how did he get this? Any suggestions, tks.

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    You have been breeding him? What is he titled in?

    The short answer is no. IMO - you should not breed any dog with an orthopedic issue. It double the chances of offspring being affected with one affected parent. OFA has info on the site about this: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: Elbow Dysplasia
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    Ditto what Sharon said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    You have been breeding him? What is he titled in?

    The short answer is no. IMO - you should not breed any dog with an orthopedic issue. It double the chances of offspring being affected with one affected parent. OFA has info on the site about this: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: Elbow Dysplasia
    Sharon & Micksmom,

    tks for your kind reply, I have a call on to my vet &breeder.

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    elbows are just one things to check - did he pass the clearances for Hips, elbows, eyes, heart, cmn and eic? Does he compete in any venue (conformation, hunt, field?).

    but usually if a dog fails one of the tests you need to question if he is otherwise worthy of being bred and taking the risk - the answer is usually no. BUT I am not sure how the levels work and if it was caused by injury VS heridetary
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    Tks for your reply, he did pass the hart, eyes, hip it is only 1 elbow that has been marked DJD -grade 1. It's funny that u mention he did get 1 of his legs I injured when he was very young, I will check with vet if was same leg? Your reply does help a lot

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    EVEN if you suspected it may be due to an injury - that isn't an all clear to breed him.

    what about cmn and eic? does he compete in any venue?
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Why do you want to breed him in the first place? What is your experience with the breed itself and breeding?

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    Well, technically he CAN be bred, but IMO, it's not ethical. Don't know why any bitch owner would want to risk breeding to him, personally, when there are so many more dogs out there to breed to. I've see that "one elbow failure-- it's an injury" thing before. Interesting how the % of failed offspring is so much higher from that supposed "injury".

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    Don't breed him, you'll sleep better at night.

    As Anne mentioned, there are so many boys out there that have all the passes, I doubt anyone will breed to a dog with a failed elbow.
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