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Breed Requirements



Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - minimum age 1 year - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA evaluation - minimum age 1 year

Serum Bile Acid Test (Optional)

  • Although not yet required for CHIC registration, it is recommended that Paired Serum Bile Acid levels be done as an indicator test for liver shunt and microvascular dysplasia (MVD).

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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.