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

Veterinarian certification required? Yes No
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

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