HIP AND ELBOW SCORES

Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an excellent record of low hip and elbow scores.


As of 2016 the average score for Australian Rhodesian Ridgebacks is 5.
This score has been steadily decreasing with improved breeding practices.

The scores below should be read in conjunction with the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia pages on this site and keeping in mind that the average of the breed has been steadily declining over the time i.e. older dogs may have a score that is higher than average against the current breed average but was below average at the time of scoring and also that elbow scoring is absent for older dogs as it was implemented quite some time after hip scoring.