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Breed Requirements

French Bulldog

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Hip Dysplasia

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

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- Annual recertification recommended

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

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Congenital Cardiac Database

  • OFA Evaluation - Echocardiagrams recommended but not required *Note NEW CHIC REQUIREMENT as of Oct 2014

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Juvenile Cataracts (Optional)

  • JUVENILE CATARACTS - DNA Test from an approved lab

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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.

All OFA Applications are available at http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.