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When looking at the OFA site a particular dog is listed as Age: 18 and Final Conclusion: Tested: 06 What does this mean?

I'm assuming the dog was 18 months old, but was he old enough to be tested? I looked at CERF's website and they use a letter/number combination to indicate a problem. If one isn't listed, does that mean this dog was clear of all problems at that time. Do they really need to be rechecked every year?
 

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Yes, a dog that is going to be bred needs repeated testing since some problems do arise over time and are not present at young age. If dog is not listed - it either did not have testing done, or breeder just recently did testing and it needs a couple of months sometimes for results to be processed.

If a breeder has results that are not posted, he/she can send a copy to you for a review. BUT, I caught more then one lying about doing them and actually NOT having them done !!!!!!!!!!!! Now that internet info. is available and people get educated , they will not be able to do that to prospective buyers and equally important - they will not be able to breed untested dogs. AMEN ! !!!
 

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When looking at the OFA site a particular dog is listed as Age: 18 and Final Conclusion: Tested: 06 What does this mean?

I'm assuming the dog was 18 months old, but was he old enough to be tested? I looked at CERF's website and they use a letter/number combination to indicate a problem. If one isn't listed, does that mean this dog was clear of all problems at that time. Do they really need to be rechecked every year?
I think you are going to find differing opinions on this subject. I think the best thing to do would be to research a little online first and see if you can find yourself an ortho specialist that might answer a few questions for you. I've gotten different answers on testing yearly.
 
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