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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF


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

One of the following Electives

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

*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.