Health testing dogs before they are bred is very important. There are four health tests recommended for Great Danes. These health tests help reduce the incidence of Great Danes born with these genetic health issues. Five weeks ago, we had preliminary xrays done to check hips on our Mantle Great Dane Remy. After 5 weeks of waiting, we received Remy’s preliminary OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) hip results back – “EXCELLENT”. This is the highest rating OFA gives out. We are of course, thrilled 🙂 We’ll have the official test done after Remy is 2 years old. Remy has now completed all 4 of the health tests recommended for Great Danes. His hip results are considered “preliminary”. Remy’s registered name is Davishire’s Remy is Cooking Up a Storm.
You can find out more about health testing on OFA’s website, https://www.ofa.org/.