OFA Hip Analysis for Goldens with Major Titles  

Here we look at OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hips -> http://www.offa.org/stats.html

One can download a spreadsheet that contains the following information on all breeds:
Breed, Rank, Number of Evaluations, Percentage of Excellent Hips and Percentage of Dysplastic Hips.
The following two bar charts illustrate the latter percentages for various Retriever Breeds.
(Last update August 2018)
One may also use the online OFA database to see the hip evaluations for individual dogs. That is, if they were
not dysplastic. We have looked at more than 22,200 Goldens who hold major titles thus far. Some of these were
born prior to the existence of the OFA database the rest were not evaluated or were dysplastic.  We have found
thus far: 1010 Excellent, 2605 Fair, and 8899 Good or Normal.

We can not distinguish between those who did not have their hips tested and those who were dysplatic. However,
we do know the grade of those whose hips passed. The following two bar charts show the ratio of fair hips to
excellent hips within various title groups. The higher the bar the more fair hips
outnumber excellent hips within
the group.

Excellent Hips

Agility Dog Hall of Fame

Dual Dog Hall of Fame

Field Dog Hall of Fame

Obedience Dog Hall of Fame

Show Dog Hall of Fame

Outstanding Sires

Outstanding Dams

Top Producers

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UD

RE

TDX

MH

All-Age

AX

VCX

OTCH

MACH
We have not looked at the hip ratings of all Goldens with major titles but below are those with excellent and
fair hips we have found thus far.
In our dataset a "good" rating comprise 71% of all hips that
passed
. Moreover, a "Fair" rating does not mean the dog is dysplastic.

Fair Hips

Agility Dog Hall of Fame

Dual Dog Hall of Fame

Field Dog Hall of Fame

Obedience Dog Hall of Fame

Show Dog Hall of Fame

Outstanding Sires

Outstanding Dams

Top Producers

CH

UD

RE

TDX

MH

All-Age

AX

VCX

OTCH

MACH
Dams with the most offspring with Excellent Hips and Major Titles

Sires with the most offspring with Excellent Hips and Major Titles