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Breed Requirements

German Wirehaired Pointer


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA evaluation (min 24 months) - OR
  • PennHIP evaluation (min 12 months)

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation (min 24 months)

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - Minimum of 2 years of age, prior to breeding, and yearly thereafter until 4 years of age

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- any age, yearly if in a breeding program

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam by cardiologist

von Willebrand's Disease (Optional)

  • DNA-based vWD test from an approved lab; results registered with the OFA

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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.

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