Hip displasia and patellar luxation

Why do we test our dogs about hip displasia and patellar luxation?

  The answer is obvious: to gain knowledge about the health of our dogs in order to be a reponsible breeder.
  We can explain it even more simple: before you open the box it is difficult to guess what is inside.
  Not all dogs show that something hurts.
  What's more: not all observators are experienced enough to discover the health problem.
  That's why it is risky to relay only on our own observations. In this aim we use knowledge of vet specialists,
  who can test our dogs in reliable way.
  Please note: not all vets are able to test dogs about hip displasia and patellar luxation. Only few of them in
  Poland are qualified by Polish Kennel Club for testing and signing documents.
  Our dogs are tested by vet specialist dr Jan Siembieda ( Surgeon Cathedra and Hospital at Veterinary
  Department of Agricultural Academy in Wrocław).
  The health documentation of our dogs is available for our customers.
  We would like to underline that since we have decided to test our dogs we breed dogs only with results
  HD-A and PL-0. These results mean free of disorder, in perfect condition and make possible to almost
  exclude disease in next generation.
  Also it is important to note that tests about hip displasia and patellar luxation - due to rules of Polish Kennel
  Club - are not obligatory for cairn terriers and norwich terriers.
  Probably that's why we are the only one breeders of cairn terriers and norwich terriers in Poland who are
  testing health of the dogs.
dr Jan Siembieda wpisujący wyniki badań do rodowodów
01.10.2008. - dr Jan Siembieda is writing
the results in pedigrees
1st October 2008 - examinations of our dogs' hip joints and patellas

Three of our females: cairns
(Alta Carya RONYA, Hjohoo`s HJO MAKE THE RIGHT STUFF)
and norwich terrier DOBROCHNA ALTA CARYA Zamlicze
has been examinated by dr Jan Siembieda,
a vet authorised by Polish Kennel Club.
All three females got following results:
patellas PL-0/0, hip joints HD: A/A,
what means that their patellas are not susceptible
to luxations and their hip joints are free from hip dysplasia.


The list of dogs connected with Alta Carya, who has been examinated:

    Alta Carya FCI DOBRA NASZA: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    DOBROCHNA ALTA CARYA Zamlicze:  PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    EIFFEL TABI du Pre de la Croix Verte:  PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Eastman's Maxwell DR WATSON:  PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Teddy Boy Grand Villa Rose: PL-0/0

CAIRN TERRIER

   
Alta Carya FCI TYMON: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Alta Carya FCI TEKLA: PL-0/0
    Alta Carya FCI TYTUS: PL-0/0, HD: B/B
    Alta Carya FCI WERWA: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Alta Carya FCI HOT CHOCOLATE ;PL-0/0, HD: C/C
    Alta Carya FCI MILLION DOLLAR BABY: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Hjohoo`s CONNECTION FOREVER HJOUNG (Nils):  PL-0/0
    Hjohoo`s HJO MAKE THE RIGHT STUFF: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Alta Carya RONYA:  PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Alta Carya AGAWA:  PL-0/0
    Alta Carya FCI IULIUS CAESAR:  PL-0/0
    CARYA z Akacjowej Ulicy (Marysia):   PL-0/0, HD: A/A
    Cairn Bries CUTE WILLY:  PL-0/0, HD-A;

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIERE TERRIER
   
MAGIC CARYA Satanela   HD: A/A
    Alta Carya EL BOMBERO NUX   HD/A; i w kierunku dysplazji łokciowej (ED) with results R-"0", L-"0"
    Alta Carya ULYSSES   HD: A/A
    Alta Carya URSA MAIOR   HD: C/C, ED: 0/0
    Alta Carya URSA MINOR   HD: E/E, ED: 0/0
    Alta Carya FENDER STRATOCASTER   HD: C/C, ED: 2/2; also successfully passed the mental test
    Alta Carya CHIEF QUANNAH PARKER   HD:B/C ED: 2/2 scale for dogs 3.5-year-old and older;
    Black Magic's TORPEDO   HD: B1/B1 ED: 1/1

HIP DYSPLASIA

Read more here:
Wikipedia
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

According to Polish Kennel Club requirements for cairn, norwich and american staffordshire terriers ,
the hip joint examination is not obligatory to qualify the dog for breeding.

Only authorised vets can interpret the X-ray examinations.

 

Przykład prawidłowych stawów biodrowych psa

 

Scale of results (each of joints can be rated differently):

- HD A - joint free from dysplasia, ideal
- HD B - joint not ideal, but free from dysplasia
- HD C - joint with slight dysplasia
- HD D - joint with medium dysplasia
- HD E - joint with deep dysplasia





<- Example of correct hip joints


PATELLAR LUXATION

Read more here:
Luxating Patella
What is patellar luxation?
Working Dogs - Health Articles

According to Polish Kennel Club requirements for cairn, norwich and american staffordshire terriers ,
the hip joint examination is not obligatory to qualify the dog for breeding.

Only authorised vets can interpret the X-ray examinations.

 

Prawidłowe rzepki kolanowe u psa Scale of results (each of patellas can be rated differently)

- PL-0 - free from patellar luxation
- PL-1 - slight luxation
- PL-2- moderate luxation
- PL-3- medium luxation
- PL-4 - advanced luxation