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 April 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 22,000 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:
998 Excellent, 2593 Fair, and 8848 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
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.