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Breed Requirements

Caucasian Shepherd

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Degenerative Myelopathy

  • DNA based DM test results from an approved lab

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam

Eye examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, results registered with the OFA. (Optional)

  • Results registered with OFA

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Dentition (Optional)

  • DENTITION DATABASE - dental exam by licensed veterinarian to certify full dentition

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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.