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Need some input hip and elbow registration requirements. If a dog is not chipped what procedure does AKC want from OFA to insure hip registration. Have a two year old blf, went to the vet with AKC papers, the dog was not chipped or tatooed, he spoke with OFA and was told they would grade the xrays but a box on the papers had to be checked on by him as unindefinable and AKC would not recognise the grading, does this make any sense? Thanks
 

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Need some input hip and elbow registration requirements. If a dog is not chipped what procedure does AKC want from OFA to insure hip registration. Have a two year old blf, went to the vet with AKC papers, the dog was not chipped or tatooed, he spoke with OFA and was told they would grade the xrays but a box on the papers had to be checked on by him as unindefinable and AKC would not recognise the grading, does this make any sense? Thanks
If the dog has a permanent identification the OFA results will be printed on the AKC pedigree, if they do not have a permanent identification the OFA results will not be printed on the AKC pedigree, the fact that the results will or will not be recognized by AKC has no bearing on OFA certification which is an entirely separate thing.
 

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If the dog has a permanent identification the OFA results will be printed on the AKC pedigree, if they do not have a permanent identification the OFA results will not be printed on the AKC pedigree, the fact that the results will or will not be recognized by AKC has no bearing on OFA certification which is an entirely separate thing.
I understand the seperate issues, if I get the dog chipped would AKC put it on the pedigree?
 

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Is there a waiting requirement on getting the chip registered? Or do the come with registration?
The veterinarian who signs the OFA application also verifies the microchip number, the chip does not need to be registered. In my practice we use the AKC chips, registration is included with the price of the chip, and my office staff register the chip numbers online while we are taking the radiographs but that is not required, only that the dog have permanent identification at the time the x-rays are taken and verified by the veterinarian who signs the OFA application form.
 

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As long as the dog is chipped before the dog is xrayed or while the dog is there for the x-rays, you should be good. If you already had the x-rays done and come back with dog later to be chipped then you would need to have dog rexrayed and resubmitted to OFA. The reason is that you could come back and have a different dog chipped. OFA will grade the x-rays b ut without a permenant identification there is no way for the vet that takes the x-rays to know if this is the dog that is registered with AKC or a dog you borrowed from a friend or a dog you just found wandering the streets 5 minutes ago.
 

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The veterinarian who signs the OFA application also verifies the microchip number, the chip does not need to be registered. In my practice we use the AKC chips, registration is included with the price of the chip, and my office staff register the chip numbers online while we are taking the radiographs but that is not required, only that the dog have permanent identification at the time the x-rays are taken and verified by the veterinarian who signs the OFA application form.
Thanks, Ed
 
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