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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
  • Registered with CERF

Health Elective - TWO of the following tests (note - effective 9/1/16, MDR1, Chondrodysplasia, and DNA Banking have been ADDED to the list of qualifying electives AND going forward TWO electives will be required for CHIC).

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam
  • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory
  • OFA Elbow Dysplasia evaluation
  • OFA Patellar Luxation Evaluation
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam
  • DNA based MDR1 test from an approved lab. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage
  • DNA based Chondrodysplasia (Dwarfism) test from an approved lab.

Anecdotal Data (Optional)

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

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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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