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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

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

Health Elective (One of the following tests)

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

Anecdotal Data (Optional)

  • Data from signed veterinary diagnosis accepted on the following conditions: Epilepsy/Chinook Seizures, Cryptorchidism, Dwarfism, and Allergies

*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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