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Breed Requirements

Golden Retriever

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation (prior to January 1 2013) - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation (prior to January 1, 2013)

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (evaluations annually for the dog's lifetime)

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

Congenital Cardiac Database

  • OFA evaluation at 12 months or older, with exam by cardiologist

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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.