Methods of Hip Certification

Block United States
OFA Classification
Germany
SV Classification
United Kingdom UK Classification ISSR, Inc.
Classification
1 Excellent
(no sign of HD)
"a" Stamp Normal
(No sign of HD)
Normal or
within Normal
Excellent
 2 GOOD
(no sign of HD)
Good
 3 FAIR "a" Stamp
 Fast normal

(Transitional HD
 or suspicious for HD)
Fair
4 Borderline HD
Does not certify
Abnormal or
Dysplastic
Does not certify
SP*
(Still Permissible)
5 Mild HD
Does not Certify
"a" Stamp  Noch Zugelassen
(Light HD, still allowable)
Mild HD
Does not certify
6 Moderate HD
Does not Certify
Does not "a" stamp
Mittlere HD

(Moderate HD)
Moderate HD
Does not certify
7 Severe HD
Does not Certify
Does not "a" stamp
Schwere HD

(Severe HD)
Severe HD
Does not certify
* any dog that shows signs of having  shallow acetabula or acetabular rim/edge change or osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease (DJD)     does NOT qualify for an SP rating.  Only dogs that have failed OFA due to subluxation, yet show a strong LMX potential can be submitted for consideration.

We hope that the chart shown on this page will provide you with a better understanding regarding universally accepted hip rating systems as compared with our ISSR system.  At this time we have two methods of hip evaluation/certification available in the US: OFA and PennHip.

OFA

As compared to OFA ratings the ISSR follows the following guidelines:
OFA ratings are accepted as presented on the official OFA report, with the exception of our SP*  rating that is equal to the German FAST NORMAL and OFA "borderline."

OFA Rating ISSR Rating
Excellent Excellent
Good Good
Fair Fair
Borderline May apply for SP*


Penn Hip

T
he PennHip system does not provide an actual rating, although each dog is evaluated against a breed specific laxity profile. (The breed's laxity profile and median percentile change as more dogs of that specific breed are evaluated by the Penn Hip method.) The ISSR  documents the actual scores received for each hip. Those values are listed on the dog's permanent certificate.  The average of the DI (distraction index) value  for both hips is calculated for entry in  the LMX (littermate x-ray) database.  To correlate the data with that of the OFA, the following conversions are followed:

Average DI ISSR Rating
0.29 or less with no DJD Excellent
0.39 or less  with no DJD Good
0.49 or less with no DJD Fair
0.55 or less with no DJD may apply for SP

 Original publication date in the Shiloh Shepherd Learning Center February  2003

Other ISSR, Inc. Reports:

Breeding Related:
 
ISSR Registered Litters (by kennel) ISSR Litters born per year (Charts) ISSR Licensed Breeder Matrix
ROM Points Widely Used Studs  

Health Survey (2000) and Ongoing Genetic Task Force Database:

Importance of the health survey
(Summer 2000)

Health Survey 2000
(a word from the Breed founder)

Health Survey 2000 Preliminary Results
(SPRING SSDCA NEWSLETTER 2001)
Health Survey 2000 Final Results
 (Fall SSDCA NEWSLETTER 2001, includes Dr. Padgett's report)
GTF Database
(Reported diseases from 2000 Health Survey)
Ongoing On-Line Health Survey
(IF YOU OWN A Shiloh Shepherd™ WHO IS OVER 1 YEAR OF AGE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FILL OUT THIS SURVEY!)

HIPS:

Littermate X-ray Program Methods of Hip Certification Shiloh Shepherd™ Hip Ratings

Publications:

Litter Evaluation Program Manual (updated 2010!)

other articles of interest:

Confusion

Real Questions Honest Answers Investigate Before You Invest

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