PennHIP and OFA Certification

 

If you are considering using your dog as a breeding animal, you may be interested in having your pet certified to be free of hip and elbow dysplasia.

 

Quick Comparison

  PennHIP OFA
Veterinarian certification required? Yes No
Anesthesia required? Yes No
Cost to client $200–$400 $35 + radiograph, veterinarian fees
Earliest age of evaluation (for certified results) 16 weeks 2 years
Radiographs required 3 1
Scoring system Quantitative:

Calculated Distraction Index
0–1 (0 is the best) evaluated by trained veterinarian
Qualitative:

7-point system from excellent to severe, based on evaluation of three independent radiologists
Recognized by AKC No Yes