Dentition Evaluation

The Dentition Evaluation for dogs, as per the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) standard, is a dental assessment aimed at examining the alignment and condition of a dog’s teeth. This evaluation involves a thorough examination by a veterinarian to assess the dental health, including the presence of missing teeth, abnormal tooth development, or other dental abnormalities. The goal is to identify any issues that could potentially impact the dog’s ability to eat, chew, or maintain proper oral hygiene.

Regular dentition evaluations are particularly important for certain breeds that are predisposed to dental problems, such as small breeds like Chihuahuas, Toy Poodles, and Yorkshire Terriers, as well as brachycephalic breeds like Bulldogs and Pugs. By following the OFA’s standards for dentition evaluations, breeders and owners can ensure that breeding dogs have healthy teeth and gums, reducing the risk of passing on dental issues to offspring. Additionally, early detection allows for appropriate dental care to be provided, which can prevent dental diseases and improve the dog’s overall oral health.

The results of dentition evaluations are recorded in the OFA database, providing valuable information for breeders, owners, and veterinarians. This data helps in understanding the prevalence of dental issues within specific breeds and facilitates efforts to promote better oral health practices. Ultimately, the goal of the OFA’s dentition evaluation is to ensure that dogs have strong, healthy teeth and gums, allowing them to enjoy a comfortable and pain-free life.

DOGG!T champions these principles to ensure the health and well-being of dogs, promoting responsible breeding practices and early detection of Patellar luxation. All breeding dogs on our platform have provided health clearances that have passed the DOGG!T standard.

DOGG!T provides support in vetting all breeders in our network and our Matchmaker services will provide you with all of the insights on any external breeder you are looking at, and provide you with a ‘scorecard’ with all the reasons why we approve or disapprove of their breeding practices.  Our goal is to prevent the irresponsible breeding of dogs.  We are dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs, and committed to creating the first ever health regulated breeder resource.  We are a team built up of the country’s leading experts on dog breeding, health requirements, and dog behavioral psychology. Backed by science and generations of responsibly breeding healthy dogs.  We are people who advocate for the health and wellbeing of dogs.  Our mission is to prevent dogs who end up in shelters, decrease health issues in all breeds, and prioritize the importance of responsible dog breeding. Our mission is to prevent any and all irresponsibly bred dogs from having a life of potential health and temperament problems.  We are dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs, and have created the first of it’s kind health verified breeder resource.