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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation
  • OVC Evaluation
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation
  • OVC Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- minimum age 12 months, recommend CERF eye exam prior to onset of breeding and then periodically thereafter

  • Results registered with OFA
  • Registered with CERF

AKC or UKC DNA Profile (Optional)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

  • DNA based prcd-PRA test from an approved lab

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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.

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