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Breed Requirements

Field Spaniel

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Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- recommend testing at 2, 4, 6, and 8 years of age.

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

Hip Dysplasia

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

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - recommend testing at 2 and 6 years of age.

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

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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.