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Breed Requirements

Havana Silk Dog


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - must be in OPEN database (initial the abnormal release block at the time of submission) - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation - To qualify, DI on each side may be no more that .62, and no reported findings of DJD or Cavitation

Congenital Deafness

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

DNA Profile - Geneseek or VetGen

DNA Repository

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository (blood or swab based)

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

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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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