"As a minimum requirement, all breeding stock should hold: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.
Very likely the girlie went into season and the owner did not want to wait another 6-12 months to breed her.So I'm just going to ask because I'm wondering. Why would you do prelims at 23 months? One more month and it's official, right? I understand prelims are reviewed by one vet and not the 3 required by OFA.
Obviously. :| But you need to redo and get finals as soon as you can. Not 24 months, but likely 28+ months.And, by the way, if prelims were done because she came into season at 23 months, it would be a bad idea to do OFA x-rays at 24 months while she is pregnant....
Dana, I was responding to your comment where you are essentially recommending breeding dogs on prelims. The arguments about prelims being low risk based on percentages has been used to boost decisions to breed dogs anywhere between 12 months and 24 months.So, this is an example of rote rule-following.
The dog in question is almost 3.5 years old.I'm a rule follower.
I think we all know that! But in this case, I don't think there is anything that'd come of it for the puppies doing a prelim a month before breeding. However, the breeder SHOULD go get 'legal' clearances now and not just ride on prelims that are long gone on OFA. I don't read the CKC rules as being OK w prelims.