OLLIE VON WALDHIMMEL
GERMAN SV A1 CERTIFIED HIPS
SV A1 ELBOWS
OFA DM TESTED N/N CLEAR
Hip Certified OFA GOOD
Elbow Certified Normal
DM Tested N/N Clear
OFA: A dog must be two years old for a permanent OFA while prelim OFA's at 12 months.
SV: The SV "A stamp" for hips or elbows can be done at one year.
PennHIP: (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program) PennHip is a multifaceted radiographic technology Xray that can be used in dogs or puppies as young as 4 months of age
Here is an example of a hip xray for our Skip vom Kottersbusch. These are rated A1 which is the highest German hip rating. Through generations of hip certified German Shepherds the risk of crippling hip dysplacia is greatly reduced. OFA, SV, or Penn Hip certified parents produce better hips in their puppies.