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ACHTUNG WATCH
AUS (OWWS) LET GO
BEI FUSS (FOOSS) HEEL
BLEIB STAY (SHTAY)
KOMM COME
KRIECH CRAWL
NEIN (NINE) NO
NIMM TAKE IT
PFUI (FOOEY) SHAME
BLEIB SITZEN STAY SITTING
BRINGEN (BRRING) FETCH (RETURN TO ME)
FASS ATTACK
GEH WEITER GO ON
GIB LAUT (GEE BLOUT) SPEAK
HALTEN HALT
HOPP JUMP
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PLATZ (PLOTTZ) DOWN
SETZ SIT
SUCH (SOOCUK) SEARCH
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HD ZUCHTWERT

BREED VALUE ASSESSMENT NUMBER

The HD ZW value factors in many variables in the calculation, but is based mostly on the hips status of a dog's progeny. This is the critical in the usefulness of the HD ZW. The dog's own hip status is only one of several important variables in the equation, not the sole determinate. This is because it is possible for a dog with excellent hip status to produce a number of progeny with HD and conversely, a dog with fair hip status can produce a majority of progeny with excellent hip status. Without factoring in this critical look at the dog's Genotype (what his genes pass on to progeny) in addition to his Phenotype (what his actual hip status is), real progress cannot be made in reducing the incidence of HD.

So how does it work? Each dog registered with the SV is assigned an HD ZW number at birth, based on its parents HD ZW numbers. After a dog is x-rayed, its own hip status is factored into his HD ZW. Upon producing progeny of his own, the results of the progeny's x-rays are then factored into the parents HD ZW numbers. The HD ZW number is not a static value. It fluctuates depending on what the dog produces! This is what is important: A dog's Genotype, what the dog produces. Not his Phenotype, what his actual hip status is.

An HD ZW value of 100 has been set as the breed average. HD ZW values less than 100 mean the dog produces fewer progeny with HD that the breed average. A number greater than 100 means a dog produces HD more often that the breed average. So HD ZW values less than 100 are desirable. However, the focus must still be on the total dog. Breeding decisions need to include much more than only a dog's HD ZW! Working ability and temperament are the most important.

To allow this, the SV requires that the calculated HD ZW for progeny of a desired mating be 100 or less. So a female with an HD ZW of 80 can be bred to a male with an HD ZW number as high as 120. The pups of a breeding like this would be assigned HD ZW values of 100 at birth. So HD ZW values less than 100 are just not desirable, they offer greater options in breeding partners. Additionally, stud dog owners can prove their dog's prepotency by accepting breedings to females with high HD ZW values.

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