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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - minimum age 24 months OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation - minimum age 4 months

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist each year until 6, thereafter every 2 years

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Fanconi syndrome

Basenji Night Blindness / PRA DNA Test

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory - results registered with the OFA

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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.