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Breed Requirements

Coton De Tulear

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Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

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

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Health Elective (TWO tests from the following list of tests)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • OFA Thyroid evaluation from an approved laboratory - OR
  • vWD DNA Test from an Approved Laboratory - OR
  • OFA Elbow Evaluation - OR
  • NEONATAL CEREBELLAR ATAXIA (BANDERA'S SYNDROME) DNA TEST - OR
  • DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY DNA TEST FROM AN APPROVED LABORATORY - OR
  • CANINE MULTIFOCAL RETINOPATHY 2 DNA TEST FROM AN APPROVED LABORATORY - OR
  • PRIMARY HYPEROXALURIA DNA TEST FROM AN APPROVED LABORATORY - OR
  • HYPERURICOSURIA DNA TEST 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 http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.