Hips and Elbows Scores

All Rottweilers in the UK and Europe that are Breed should be Hip scored, Some breeders like us also now Elbow Score as well.


The B.V.A ( BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOCIATION )  award your hip scored and elbow score from radiographs ( x-rays ) taken by a B.V.A. VET


The lower the score, the less evidence of hip or elbow dysplasia present


The hips are scored right side max of 53 and left side max of 53, total max possible of 106, the breed average for Rottweilers is  now 13.

breed average for Russian Black Terrier  is now 40


The Elbow are scord right range 0-3 and the left 0-3, total max possible of 3,highest side score taken, there is no breed average.

Dogs should not be hip and elbow scored before 12 monthes of age



Shuvio Follow My Dream- Dromie                          BVA/HIP SCORE 4/3 total 7


Shuvio Pearls & Lace - Lola                                     BVA/HIP SCORE 6/3 total 9


Upend Just Junior at Dromnagus - Jake              BVA/HIP SCORE 5/4 total 9


Upend Kick Up at Dromnagus -Pip                        BVA/HIP SCORE 5/6 total 11


Dromnagus Dark Pearl - Pearl                                 BVA/HIP SCORE 0/0 total 0      BVA/ELBOW SCORE 0


Dromnagus Dark Crystal - Crystal                         BVA/HIP SCORE 3/5 total 8       BVA/ELBOW SCORE 0


Dromnagus Dark Intruder - Diesel                         BVA/HIP SCORE 3/3 total 6       BVA/ELBOW SCORE 1


Dromnagus Royal Decree - Remus                       BVA/HIP SCORE 3/3 total 6      BVA/ELBOW SCORE 1


Fernwood Dragomira at Dromnagus - Nikitta     BVA/HIP SCORE 7/8 total 15    BVA/ELBOW SCORE 0


Dromnagus The Full Monty - Merlin                      BVA/HIP SCORE 3/3 total 6


This x-ray of Dromnagus Dark Pearl shows perfect hips and how the dogs vertabra should be stright when the x-ray is taken.


If the dog is not straight and has poor positioning it will affect the score.


see the link below for pictures and a more indepth article.

Dromnagus Dark Pearl Above

BVA Hip Score 0-0