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Breed Requirements

English Springer Spaniel


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation (min age 24 months)

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory - results registered with the OFA

DNA Bank

  • DNA Sample Banked with - ESSFTA/University of Missouri DNA Bank - OR
  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository

AKC DNA Profile


  • FUCOSIDOSIS - DNA Test from an approved lab

PFK (Optional)

  • PHOSPHOFRUCTOKINASE DEFICIENCY - DNA Test from an approved lab

Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)

  • DNA based DM test results from an approved lab

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - periodic testing through the lifespan of the dog

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Canine Good Citizen Certification (Optional)

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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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