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Hip Dysplasia and Radiographic Certification in the Phu Quoc Ridgeback Dog

Dr. Jean Lieu, President
Phu Quoc Ridgeback Kennel Club

RECOMMENDATIONS: Given the relatively low occurrence of hip dysplasia in the Phu Quoc ridgeback breed, hip certification is recommended but not obligatory. Instead, both breeders and prospective buyers should place greater importance on the breeder's health guarantee. This is because dogs with "cleared" hips may not necessarily yield puppies with"excellent" hip health, and a comprehensive health guarantee offers a more reliable assurance of the dog's overall well-being.

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