OFA Question

So from time to time I go to the OFA website and check out the basenjis (and breeders) for fanconi status and other health testing info. I noticed something on one page that I wasn't sure what it meant.

On some dogs instead of a 9 letter/digit registration (Ruby is AKC registered and has a 9 character registration) they have a 15 letter/digit registration. And when you go into the individual page about the dog, they have the fanconi status but no other health information. The sire and dam have registration numbers but when you do a search on sire/dam reg numbers the message you get is "unknown other than as parent".

Are these byb or puppymill dogs? There is no other health testing information on any of the ones I've looked at. Are the 15 letter/digit numbers not AKC registration numbers and is just used to identify the dog for the OFA?

I'm just curious.

OFA number is different from the AKC number and different from the CPP number etc. I found out that there are several different testing programs going on and can be reported centrally as well as on individual sites. So different testing programs, different registration numbers - it gets confusing.

And on a related note things can get messed up – I had EL D tested for fanconi (got results over the phone) but they never got posted to the website because the blood test got done before his CPP registration took effect. I tried to get this fixed but no such luck so it will never be posted.

these dogs might come from other countries than the USA. I guess this kind of registration number you could find with my dogs as well and they are definetely not from a puppy mill…. 😉

If you want to, please check Old Legend's Anam Chara for example. I have sent all the informations about his relatives (as far as I know them) while I have registered him with the CPP and I was very surprised how less of the information has been transfered to the OFA Site....

Regards,
Esther

CPP doesn't post to OFA. Fanconi test results are posted separate and have nothing to do with what you enter on the CPP site.

@soulmate:

these dogs might come from other countries than the USA. I guess this kind of registration number you could find with my dogs as well and they are definetely not from a puppy mill…. 😉

If you want to, please check Old Legend's Anam Chara for example. I have sent all the informations about his relatives (as far as I know them) while I have registered him with the CPP and I was very surprised how less of the information has been transfered to the OFA Site....

Regards,
Esther

Thanks!!! That makes sense. I did just look at Old Legend's Anam Chara and at the same time I saw one with the Sternhimmel kennel name that looked the same way (my boy Brando is from Sternhimmel in Finland)…so the dogs coming from different countries makes sense. Thanks for that...it never dawned on me. 🙂

And even Basenjis that came from Backyard breeders or pet stores (puppymills) have some sort of number, it can be made up by the owner so they will look different also.

It would be helpful, I think, if OFA put the country of origin next to the registration number is from someplace other then the US

@tanza:

CPP doesn't post to OFA. Fanconi test results are posted separate and have nothing to do with what you enter on the CPP site.

Did not know that. But what for do you have to answer then the whole questions, when you register with the CPP?

And yes, it would be helpfull, if you would be able to see in which country the B's are registered if they are not in the US.

Regards,
Esther

@soulmate:

Did not know that. But what for do you have to answer then the whole questions, when you register with the CPP?

And yes, it would be helpfull, if you would be able to see in which country the B's are registered if they are not in the US.

Regards,
Esther

Because CPP uses that data for other studies.

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