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Breed Requirements



DNA Repository

  • Participation in the OFA/Chic DNA Repository (Blood Sample Required)

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Registered with CERF
  • Results registered with OFA

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

*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.