Elbow Evaluation

The Elbow Evaluation for dogs, according to the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) standard, is a crucial assessment designed to identify elbow dysplasia and other joint abnormalities. This evaluation involves a thorough physical examination and radiographic imaging (X-rays) of the dog’s elbows, which are then reviewed by veterinary radiologists. The goal is to detect any signs of joint issues that could lead to pain, lameness, or arthritis as the dog ages.

Elbow dysplasia is a hereditary condition commonly seen in large and giant dog breeds, and it can significantly impact a dog’s mobility and quality of life. By following the OFA’s standards for elbow evaluations, breeders can identify and avoid breeding dogs with these joint issues, thereby reducing the prevalence of elbow dysplasia in future generations. The results of these evaluations are recorded in the OFA database, providing valuable information for breeders, owners, and veterinarians to make informed decisions about breeding and health care.

Regular elbow evaluations, especially for breeds predisposed to joint problems, are a key part of maintaining overall dog health and well-being.

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

The OFA recommends elbow evaluations for the following breeds:

  1. Afghan Hound
  2. Airedale Terrier
  3. Akita
  4. Alaskan Malamute
  5. American Bulldog
  6. American Eskimo Dog
  7. American Staffordshire Terrier
  8. American Water Spaniel
  9. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  10. Australian Cattle Dog
  11. Australian Shepherd
  12. Australian Terrier
  13. Basenji
  14. Basset Hound
  15. Beagle
  16. Bearded Collie
  17. Bedlington Terrier
  18. Belgian Malinois
  19. Belgian Sheepdog
  20. Belgian Tervuren
  21. Bernese Mountain Dog
  22. Bichon Frise
  23. Black Russian Terrier
  24. Bloodhound
  25. Border Collie
  26. Border Terrier
  27. Borzoi
  28. Boston Terrier
  29. Bouvier des Flandres
  30. Boxer
  31. Boykin Spaniel
  32. Briard
  33. Brittany
  34. Brussels Griffon
  35. Bull Terrier
  36. Bulldog
  37. Bullmastiff
  38. Cairn Terrier
  39. Canaan Dog
  40. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  41. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  42. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  43. Chihuahua
  44. Chinese Crested
  45. Chinese Shar-Pei
  46. Chow Chow
  47. Clumber Spaniel
  48. Cocker Spaniel
  49. Collie
  50. Curly-Coated Retriever
  51. Dachshund
  52. Dalmatian
  53. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  54. Doberman Pinscher
  55. Dogue de Bordeaux
  56. English Cocker Spaniel
  57. English Setter
  58. English Springer Spaniel
  59. English Toy Spaniel
  60. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  61. Finnish Lapphund
  62. Finnish Spitz
  63. Flat-Coated Retriever
  64. French Bulldog
  65. German Pinscher
  66. German Shepherd Dog
  67. German Shorthaired Pointer
  68. German Wirehaired Pointer
  69. Giant Schnauzer
  70. Glen of Imaal Terrier
  71. Golden Retriever
  72. Gordon Setter
  73. Great Dane
  74. Great Pyrenees
  75. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  76. Greyhound
  77. Harrier
  78. Havanese
  79. Icelandic Sheepdog
  80. Irish Red and White Setter
  81. Irish Setter
  82. Irish Terrier
  83. Irish Water Spaniel
  84. Irish Wolfhound
  85. Italian Greyhound
  86. Japanese Chin
  87. Japanese Spitz
  88. Keeshond
  89. Kerry Blue Terrier
  90. King Charles Spaniel
  91. Komondor
  92. Kuvasz
  93. Labrador Retriever
  94. Lakeland Terrier
  95. Leonberger
  96. Lhasa Apso
  97. Lowchen
  98. Maltese
  99. Manchester Terrier
  100. Maremma Sheepdog
  101. Mastiff
  102. Miniature Bull Terrier
  103. Miniature Pinscher
  104. Miniature Schnauzer
  105. Neapolitan Mastiff
  106. Newfoundland
  107. Norfolk Terrier
  108. Norwegian Buhund
  109. Norwegian Elkhound
  110. Norwegian Lundehund
  111. Norwich Terrier
  112. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  113. Old English Sheepdog
  114. Otterhound
  115. Papillon
  116. Parson Russell Terrier
  117. Pekingese
  118. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  119. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  120. Pharaoh Hound
  121. Plott
  122. Pointer
  123. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  124. Pomeranian
  125. Poodle (Miniature, Standard, Toy)
  126. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
  127. Portuguese Water Dog
  128. Pug
  129. Puli
  130. Pumi
  131. Pyrenean Shepherd
  132. Rat Terrier
  133. Redbone Coonhound
  134. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  135. Rottweiler
  136. Saint Bernard
  137. Saluki
  138. Samoyed
  139. Schipperke
  140. Scottish Deerhound
  141. Scottish Terrier
  142. Sealyham Terrier
  143. Shetland Sheepdog
  144. Shiba Inu
  145. Shih Tzu
  146. Siberian Husky
  147. Silky Terrier
  148. Skye Terrier
  149. Sloughi
  150. Small Munsterlander Pointer
  151. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  152. Spanish Water Dog
  153. Spinone Italiano
  154. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  155. Standard Schnauzer
  156. Sussex Spaniel
  157. Swedish Vallhund
  158. Tibetan Mastiff
  159. Tibetan Spaniel
  160. Tibetan Terrier
  161. Toy Fox Terrier
  162. Treeing Walker Coonhound
  163. Vizsla
  164. Weimaraner
  165. Welsh Springer Spaniel
  166. Welsh Terrier
  167. West Highland White Terrier
  168. Whippet
  169. Wire Fox Terrier
  170. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  171. Xoloitzcuintli
  172. Yorkshire Terrier

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.