[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: No questions about it

  • From: Stormy Hope <Stormy435@xxxxxxx>
  • To: d_fritsche@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:09:59 -0800

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG 39th in breeds   95437tested,   3.7 excellent,    
19.1 dyplastic

Stormy
On Nov 16, 2009, at 6:58 PM, David Fritsche wrote:

>> It seems clear to me, that we have improved hips, and continue to
>> improve
>> many aspects of our breed. As someone who showed 30 years ago, it is
>> easy to
>> see  how much we have improved, and hips are one of those issues
>> where we
>> are much  better.
>>
>> Evan  Ginsburg
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> I remember the days when we were in the top three of all breeds in
> incidents of HD. There was no way to tell but to breed and watch and
> see. There was no clearing house to read, certify and rate hips. Then
> we got OFA.
>
> The GSD is now down to 37th place in the list of breeds with HD (last
> I looked) So that would mean an improvement. To argue that we cheat by
> not sending in x-rays that will not pass is to assume that other
> breeds do not know to withhold those x-rays also.... So, it may mean
> that the statistics are not accurate, but if they are all equally
> inaccurate, then we have still made great improvement.
>
> OFA is imperfect, GSDCA is imperfect, our breeders are imperfect so we
> have imperfect dogs, except mine of course. I am betting that the use
> of OFA and even the withholding of x-rays has affected our breed for
> the better. I had one set that I did not send in, but I did not breed
> the dog - she became a spayed pet. Even that is progress.
>
> As Elmer Fudd said, "And that's all I've got to say about that!" Or
> was it Barney Fife?
> Dave
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