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Breed Requirements

Australian Cattle Dog


Hip Dysplasia (evaluation at two years or older)

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia (evaluation at two years or older)

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Results registered with CERF

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test - from an approved laboratory

  • Optigen test results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage (A to A breedings). Obligate Carriers (A to C breedings) are also eligible. In addition, for Clear By Parentage, or Obligate Carriers, the sire, dam, and offspring must all be DNA profiled to verify parentage.

Congenital Deafness

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation, minimum age 1 year

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

PennHip (Optional)

  • PennHIP at 6 months optional for measuring laxity that is correlated with future dysplasia, however, evaluation at this age will not meet the CHIC hip evaluation requirement.

Radiographic consultation for OCD of the Hocks. (Optional)

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*Note – In addition to the breed specific requirements above, a CHIC requirement across all participating breeds is that the dog must be permanently identified via microchip or tattoo in order to qualify for a CHIC number.

All OFA Applications are available at Applications may be filled out online.