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Breed Requirements

German Shepherd Dog


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Temperament Test

  • Results of GSDCA Temperament test submitted to OFA

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - recommend yearly testing

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- recommend annually until age 6, every 2 years thereafter (Optional)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)

  • DNA based DM test results 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 Applications may be filled out online.