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Breed Requirements

Irish Water Spaniel

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- after the age of 24 months

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

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation, min age 12 months, with exam by board certified 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.