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Breed Requirements

White Swiss Shepherd


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Registered with CERF
  • Results registered with OFA - OR

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Congenital Deafness

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Multiple Drug Sensitivity

  • DNA based MDR1 test results from an approved lab. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Degenerative Myelopathy

  • DNA Based DM test results 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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