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Breed Requirements

Bernese Mountain Dog

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AKC DNA Profile

Hip Dysplasia

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

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam by cardiologist

Degeneratative Mylopathy (DM)

  • DNA based DM test results from an approved lab.
  • DNA based DM(b) test results from an approved lab.

Elective

  • DNA-based vWD test from an approved lab; results registered with the OFA
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis OFA evaluation from an approved lab.
  • Histiocytic Sarcoma Pre-test DNA test results recorded 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 http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.