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Breed Requirements

Border Terrier

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Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist annually until at least Age 8ys (96mo)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation
  • OVC Evaluation
  • PennHIP Evaluation (min age 12 months)
  • British Vet. Assoc. Hip evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Cardiologist
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Specialist
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Spongiform Leukoencephalomyelopathy (SLEM)

  • DNA test 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 http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.