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Breed Requirements

Labrador Retriever


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse)

  • EXERCISE INDUCED COLLAPSE - DNA based test from an approved lab (This has been added as a CHIC requirement per the LRC as of 6/15/13)

D Locus (Dilute) DNA Test

  • DNA based D LOCUS results from an approved lab - *NOTE - This has been added as a CHIC requirement per the LRC as of 11/1/16)

Centronuclear Myopathy (Optional)

  • DNA Based CNM Test - results registered with the OFA

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam
  • Cardiac exams are not required, but are recommended as follows: Females - congenital or advanced cardiac database exam. Males - for males being used at stud, recommend advanced cardiac including an echo.

prcd-PRA DNA Test (Optional)

  • DNA based prcd-PRA test from a licensed lab (currently Optigen or PawPrints) - 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.