## Spine Scores

The following spine score statistics are for dogs xrayed in the last five years only. The count is the sample count, i.e. the number of test results for dogs of that breed. The average and median numbers have been rounded to two decimal places. The statistics are updated at least once per day.

The spine score is calculated as the sum of the scores of all the vertebrae. Each vertebrae has a possible score of 0 to 3 and a score of 3 is much worse than a score of 1 so the method used of simply summing the scores needs to be understood in that context.