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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist each year from 2-8 years of age.

  • Registered with CERF
  • Results registered with OFA

Health Elective (ONE of the following tests)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • OFA Elbow Dysplasia evaluation - OR
  • OFA Patellar Luxation Evaluation - OR
  • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

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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.