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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Congenital Cardiac Database

  • OFA evaluation by board certified cardiologist, exam must include echocardiography.

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Optional)

  • Results registered with CERF - OR
  • Results registered with OFA


  • HYPERURICOSURIA - DNA Test from an approved lab

DNA Repository (Optional)

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository

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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.