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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • International Opthalmology Exam
  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Leonberger Polyneuropathy (LPN1)


Leonberger Polyneuropathy 2


Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Leukoencephalomyelopathy (LEMP) (Optional)


CGC (Optional)

DNA Repository (Optional)

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository

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*NOTE - as of March 1, 2016, the LPN2 DNA test will be a REQUIRED test, and Thyroid will become OPTIONAL.

*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.

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