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Breed Requirements

Border Collie


Hip Dysplasia

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

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, recommended annually until age 7

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

DNA Repository

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Shoulders (Optional)

  • OFA Shoulder Consultation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Collie Eye Anomaly (Optional)

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

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Optional)

  • Optigen CL test results registered with the OFA.

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (Optional)

  • TNS Info - email Dr. Wilton at for test request

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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.