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Breed Requirements

German Pinscher

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Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

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

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • Recognized Foreign Hip Registry (contact OFA in order to register results) - OR

von Willebrand's Disease

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • Cardiac exams are not required, but are recommended. It is also strongly recommended that the exam include echocardiography.

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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.