• HD,  Health,  Hip Dysplasia

    Hip Dysplasia

    Unfortunately this health issue is not uncommon in the breed in not only North America, but around the world. (Please be aware that actual numbers of cases of HD in Pyrenean Shepherds is higher than what the OFA percentage statistics reflect, because OFA does not require abnormal results to be submitted by veterinarians or owners.) Hip certification is one of the requirements to get a CHIC number. (See Resources for more information.) RESEARCH & ARTICLES What is Canine Hip Dysplasia? (HD) Canine Hip Dysplasia typically develops because of an abnormally developed hip joint. Measuring Hip Joint Laxity ( PennHip)