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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

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

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Patellar Luxation (Breeder Option)

  • OFA evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Breeder Option)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation (Breeder Option)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test (Breeder Option)

  • DNA Based test from an approved lab - results registered with the OFA

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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.