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Breed Requirements

Norwegian Elkhound

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation (min age 24 months) - OR
  • OVC Evaluation (min age 18 months) - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation (min age 6 months)

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, minimum age 2 years, recommend exams every 2 years

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

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Fanconi Syndrome (Optional)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test (Optional)

  • Optigen DNA Test for prcd-PRA

Chondrodysplasia/Dwarfism Test (Optional)

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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.