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Breed Requirements

Bichon Frise


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Patellar Luxation evaluation - initial evaluation after 12 months, and annually thereafter.

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, annually

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Legg-Calves-Perthes (Optional)

  • Legg-Calves-Perthes
  • OFA Evaluation

DNA Profiles registered with the AKC (Optional)

Urinalysis to screen for diabetes, bladder infections, and crystals (Optional)

Bile acid blood tests to screen for liver shunts (Optional)

Standard veterinary blood panel including CBC, electrolytes, glucose levels, and liver and pancreatic enzymes - to screen for anemia, infection, cancer, bleeding or platelet disorders, kidney function, diabetes, liver function, and pancreatic function (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.

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