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The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) — www.ckc.ca;

The American Kennel Club (AKC) — www.akc.org

Canine Federation Of Canada (CFC)

TheUnited Kennel Club (UKC) — www.ukcdogs.com;

The Kennel Club (U.K.) (KC) — www.the-kennel-club.org.uk

The Fédération Internationale Cynologique (FCI) — www.fci.be.


The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

~Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928



The following table compares the scores recognised by Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV).


OFA (USA)    FCI (European)       BVA (UK/Australia)                     SV (Germany)

E                    A-1                            0-4 (no > 3/hip)                  Normal

G                    A-2                            5-10 (no > 6/hip)                Normal

F                    B-1                            11-18                                   Normal

B                    B-2                            19-25                                   Fast Normal

Mild               C                               26-35                                   Noch Zugelassen

Mod               D                               36-50                                   Mittlere

Sev                E                               51-106                                Schwere


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