Goldnote - Avery
This is Bruce Brown from Goldnote Golden Retrievers. Avery holds an OFA preliminary consultation report from the age of 23 months. Her hips were rated as good and her elbows as normal on application number 1953975. This is a valid clearance for breeding under the Golden Retriever Club of Canada's (GRCC) code of ethics. The Ontario Veterinary College did hip and elbow clearances for many years, using 18 months as the minimum age requirement.
In speaking with a respected breeder and member of the GRCC it was explained to me that as the Ontario Veterinary College did clearances beginning at 18 months of age, the GRCC continues to recognize this benchmark, provided the x-rays are read by an appropriately qualified governing body. All of these criteria apply to Avery.
All puppy families can request to see these clearances, and are given copies of all clearances during our puppy placement process.
With regards to K9data, I now realize that if I indicate clearances as "preliminary", it shouldn’t cause a problem with K9data going forward.