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Breed Requirements

Japanese Chin


Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, minimum age 3 years

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

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA evaluation, minimum age 1 year

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam, minimum age 4 years, to be performed by a board certified cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Gangliosidosis (GM2)

  • GANGLIOSIDOSIS - DNA test results from an approved lab (New CHIC requirement as of 2/1/2016)

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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.