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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

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

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - recommended frequency at ages 2, 4, 6, and 8

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

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

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Cardiologist
  • or Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Specialist

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

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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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