Normally we will post all of our dogs health clearances on our site. In case we have not updated or you cannot find the links, you can check health clearances on (OFA) Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (USA) and (CHIC) Canine health Information Center (USA). At times, you may have to search CERF’s database and OFA’s database separately as CERF may not get listed by OFA. Some cases, with our English counterparts, if they were bred, born, raised, shown to their championships, and evaluated using the standard European tests at the ages specified by the standard, may not be listed under OFA (USA). Our English counterparts and Ancestors may come from countries such as: England, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Sweden etc, which they use there own score and database; FCI – Fédération Cynologique Internationale (Europe), BVA – the British Veterinary Association (UK/Austraila) & SV – Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (Germany) which evaluations are comparable to OFA ratings. GRCA does not mandate or recommendation that indicates that all breeding Goldens to be certified by OFA. Sometimes we may not have registered their results in with the databases, please ask for a request for copies of clearances.
“Do not ignore the dog with a fair hip evaluation. The dog is still within normal limits. For example; a dog with fair hips but with a strong hip background and over 75% of its brothers and sisters being normal is a good breeding prospect. A dog with excellent hips, but with a weak family background and less than 75% of its brothers and sisters being normal is a poor breeding prospect.”