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The breeder is not the owner of the stud dog...
there isn't any reason- either they failed or they didn't do them- by 2001, I'd guess more than 75% had elbow clearances if they were even remotely involved in dogs. It became a part of the Code in 2000. If you click on the link and scroll down, where you see hips and no elbows, or V/V, by now 20 years later it is an obvious fail because even remote country vets know to do both nowadays. Where you see a word (such as normal) in the elbow column and nothing in the hip column that's a preliminary check and that dog almost certainly failed preliminary hips. Where you see a two different dates w hips and elbows that means they had one checked and then repeated, one can presume to get a better rating. But as was said the other day in one of Dana's threads, you really want to find good clearances 10 gen back. Three gen back at a bare minimum. Sometimes it might be worth gambling if price is an issue and pricing is way less on the spotty clearances pedigree puppies.
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