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Estimated Breeding Value

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Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are a tool that can help breeders make breeding choices based on indicators of the genetic risk of complex inherited disease, which is more accurate than by using an individual dog’s test score alone. EBV calculations use all BVA/KC hip and elbow screening data and pedigree information from the individual dog and its surrounding family, to more effectively determine the genetic risk that each dog will pass this disease to its progeny.

An EBV can only be calculated for a breed if enough individual dogs across the breed have been scored. EBVs will become available for more breeds, when there are enough scores within the breed to make the calculations.

Please enter part of the breed you would like to use for your calculation in the box below and select the breed. You can also browse using the breed list displayed


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