As I stated in the other thread, I have produced NOTHING of merit in my one surviving litter which was born in 1996. My decision to breed my bitch who has ONE elbow graded DJD1 from OFA, and who was graded as NORMAL in both elbows from OVC, has not been made lightly. There has been significant interest in this breeding, and at this time I am not taking any more reservations for it. You would not purchase a puppy from it, nor would you choose to breed her if she were yours. That's fine. Your choice, and your decision. Breeding decisions should not be based on ONE ITEM. The decision to breed this bitch and the responsibility that goes with it, and the results of it as time goes by, lie with me and her breeder, and no one else. It is the consensus of a majority of people in this breed that eliminating all dogs who have an elbow rating of DJD grade 1 could be DISASTROUS to this gene pool down the road. NO breed club globally excludes Rottweilers graded DJD1 in the elbows from breeding. Not one. Not Germany, not Sweden, Denmark, all of whom are well known for their stringent requirements for breeding. It pays to be careful with a tarbrush. It's hard to use one without getting a little on yourself. You should also be careful with what you state. My bitch does NOT have joint problems. According to OVC in Canada she is normal, and I do not appreciate your characterization of her as having "joint problems". She is working regularly over jumps in obedience, and being road worked daily, and she is dead sound, as she always has been. I think if she had "joint problems" I would know it by now.