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Finnish PONs in statistics

On this site You can find some statistics over Finnish PONs. I first gathered all this information for a presentation in PON conference in Poland in 2003. Recently I have updated some of the information: the HD results now include all the results of Finnish PONs until the end of year 2004.
Note! Some inaccuracy may be present in the statistics, as some results may have been left out by accident.

TgAa (Thyreoglobulin Auto-Antibodies) results
(127 results):

HD (Hip Dysplasia) results (186 results):
(including the following results not officialiazed by the Finnish Kennel Club: 1 x A, 1 x C, 1 x E):

According to this statistics the most common HD result for a Finnish PON is B.
62 % of Finnish PONs have healthy hips (grade A or B).

Progeny HD results (108 results), when parents have an HD result in Finland:

A-A, A-B: According to this statistics when both parents have HD grade A, or one has A and the other has B; more than half of the progeny has healthy hips (grade A or B). In both case you get very little of difficult hip dysplasia (D), only 10 %. The highest chance to get progeny with A hips is of course when both the parents have HD grade A. :-)
According to this statistics when the parents both have HD grade B, you still get 30 % progeny with HD grade A, but the amount of mild and difficult dysplasia (C and D) has increased to 60 %.
A-C: According to this statistics when one parent has HD grade A and the other parent has HD result C, the majority (83 %) of the progeny has HD grade C. Please note! Not many such combinations in this statistics.
B-C: According to this statistics when one parent has HD grade B and the other parent has HD grade C, you get 38 % of healthy hips (A or B). Almost twothirds of the progeny had mild or difficult dysplasia (C or D), that is 62 %.
C-C: No such combination in this statistics.

It is interesting to study these numbers, and it may give us some idea of parents-progeny-relatio, although there are quite little (only 108) progeny results in this statistics, and of course in such a statistic you can never evaluate the environmental effects. I will try to update this statistic regularly.
The length of Tail at birth (275 dogs)

Progeny Tail length at birth when Parents' tail length is known (51 litters):

Note! "Bobtail" refers here in most cases to a very short "short tail". In other words, a tail that is very very short but still visible is often called a "bobtail". Though a "true bobtail" is often described as a "fade tail": a tail that doesn't exist at all and is not at all visible to the eye. This kind of true natural bobtail is very rare.

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