Hip dysplasia: Get the most out of health testing

Watch our Good Breeder Webinar to learn about the difference between OFA and PennHIP!

by Dr. Judi Stella, PhD - Head of Standards & Research at Good Dog

Watch our webinar with Dr. Judi Stella, the Head of Standards & Research at Good Dog!

We discuss hip dysplasia and what you need to know to make the most of the screening process. We go over different methods organizations use to assess and score hip dysplasia will be outlined so that you will be able to choose the registry that is best for your program (learn the difference between OFA and PennHIP!).

Good Dog Team Panelists:

  • Cat Matloub, Esq.
  • Judi Stella, PhD
  • Monica DeBosscher, Esq.
  • Christine Liu, Esq.


Judi Stella is Head of Standards & Research at Good Dog. She earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, with an emphasis on applied ethology and animal welfare science, from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was a USDA Science Fellow with the APHIS-Center for Animal Welfare and a visiting scholar at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include environmental factors that affect the behavior and welfare of confined animals and the impact of the quality of human-animal interactions on animal welfare. Her research has focused on assessing the behavior and welfare of domestic cats and dogs housed in biomedical laboratories, shelters, veterinary hospitals, and commercial breeding facilities.


Good Dog:

Good Dog is on a mission to build a better world for our dogs by educating the public and advocating for dog breeders. We are a young, tech-savvy company with an online community that educates the public, supports breeders, helps people connect directly with responsible breeders who have passed our screening and comply with our standards, and promotes responsible dog ownership.

Our goal is to use technology as a force for good and empower the good forces in the dog world with technology – to be a voice and platform for dog breeders, to counter the extremist propaganda, and change the conversation so the public realizes how critical it is to support and recognize breeders. We’re free for breeders (breeders also can’t pay to be listed) and provide support (legal, tech, breeding), and discounts on health testing.

Does our mission resonate with you? Apply to join our Good Breeder community today.