OCD is found in all large breeds that experience rapid
growth, and is therefore sometimes (until now not often) seen in
OCD is a condition where an area of cartilage
dies and falls into the associated joint.
It sometimes revives
and grows to form a loose lump called a "joint mouse."
This rubs on the joint, causing swelling, pain and limping. It is
treatable with surgery. There are a variety of causes for the
Some national breed clubs advise the dogs to be x-rayed before