Dysplasia free. Important to know !

All the females in the kennel have been checked for hips and elbows dysplasia from Ce.Le.Ma.Sche. one of the italian official vet center specialized in the diagnosis of dog’s skeletal diseases. 

  • Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a developmental malformation of the hip joints resulting in secondary joint disease (arthrosis, arthritis) and corresponding clinical symptoms such as pain and lameness. The major cause of CHD is an excessive laxity of the hip joint, characterized by subluxation of the femoral head out of the acetabulum. Heritability may be up to 95 % depending on breed and population studied. 
  • Internationally 3 somewhat differing scoring modes are in use: The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), and the BVA/KC (British Veterinary Association/The Kennel Club) mode.
  • FCI is the umbrella organisation of more than 80 national kennel authorities located in most European countries, in Russia, South America, and Asia. The scientific committe of FCI proposes a 5 grades scoring system from A, reflecting a normal hip joint, to E, indicating severe hip dysplasia. Grades are defined descriptively based on the size of Norberg angle (NA), degree of subluxation, shape and depth of the acetabulum and signs of secondary joint disease.
  • A.D.R.K. (Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler-Klub) Rottweiler german club accept dogs with grade A and B as breeder.