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Breed Requirements

Doberman Pinscher


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation


  • ADVANCED CARDIAC - Must include ECHO and HOLTER evaluations - OR -
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam by board certified cardiologist, exam must include an ECHO and HOLTER

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

von Willebrand's Disease

  • DNA-based vWD test from an approved lab; results registered with the OFA

Working Aptitude

  • WAE evaluation issued by the DPCA

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

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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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