Estimated Breeding Values
Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are a tool that can help breeders make breeding choices based on indicators of the genetic risk of complex inherited disease, which is more accurate than by using an individual dog’s test score alone. EBV calculations use all hip and elbow screening data and pedigree information from the individual dog and its surrounding family, to more effectively determine the genetic risk that each dog will pass this disease to its progeny.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED:
An EBV can only be calculated for a breed if enough individual dogs across the breed have been scored. EBVs will be recalculated quarterly. The more dogs with hip and elbow scores in the database the more accurate the EBV. Please add your dogs Hip and Elbow information to the database by using the form below.