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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - Specialist or Cardiologist exam is recommended and preferred. In an Congenital Cardiac number, the examiner is shown as: P-Practitioner, S-Specialist, or C-Cardiologist.An ECHO suffix indicates the exam included echocardiography. - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Optional)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia (Optional)

  • PennHIP Evaluation

Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)

  • 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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