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Breed Requirements

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist; Initial exam at 8-12 weeks, follow up at 12 months, annually until 5 years old, every two years until 9 years old

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

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Congenital Cardiac Database

  • OFA evaluation with examination performed by a Board-Certified Cardiologist - Recommended Annually
  • ARCH - ACVIM Registry of Cardiac Health - OR

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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.