Hip Grading for Dogs

Hip Grading for Dogs

Grading for Hip Dysplasia

As per KUSA HD/ED documents on grading. From January 2007 the grading scheme for hip dysplasia is now done according to the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) internationally accepted grades. The Australian Shepherd may have hips (and elbows) graded from 1 year of age.

FCI
Grade

USA Grade

Description

FCI
Criteria

Old RSA
Grading

A1

E

Excellent Hips

 

No sign of Hip
Dysplasia

0

A2

G

Good Hips

 

No sign of Hip
Dysplasia

0

B1

Fair

Fair Hips

 

Near normal hips

0

B2

Border line

Marginal Dysplasia

 

Near normal hips

1

C1

M

Mild Dysplasia

 

Mild
Hip dysplasia

1

C2

Mild to Moderate

Dysplasia

Mild
Hip dysplasia

1

D1

Mod

Moderate Dysplasia

 

Moderate
Hip Dysplasia

2

D2

Moderate to severe

Dysplasia

Moderate
Hip Dysplasia

2

E1

S

Severe Dysplasia

 

Severe
Hip Dysplasia

3

E2

Very Severe Dysplasia

Severe
Hip Dysplasia

4

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