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Breed Requirements



Patellar Luxation

  • OFA evaluation, minimum age 1 year

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam, exam by Boarded Cardiologist, using echo preferred, but not required. - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Tracheal Hypoplasia

  • OFA radiographic evaluation for Tracheal Hypoplasia.

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- after the age of 24 months (Optional)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Hip Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test


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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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