Today we received Mila's premlinary grading back from the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). She came back "Good" for hips and "Normal" for both elbows. This is great news. But why do this at 9 months old when it just has to be repeated at 24 months of age or later?! Mila was the only girl in the litter and there are hopes that she will have her own pups down the road - so screening her now gives a little insight into what to expect when it's time for her final evaluation, and it gives the go ahead to invest a bit more into her training with birds and so forth.