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Breed Requirements

Irish Wolfhound


Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam. Must include ECG. Min age 24 months.

Serum Bile Acid Test (Optional)

  • The IWCA recommends Bile Acid testing for puppies. Typically a 1-2 hour post-prandial Bile Acid is run at 9-10 weeks of age. If it is elevated, then a repeat test is performed using both fasting and post-prandial samples.

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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.