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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- Pug Dog Club of America recommends ANNUAL screening.

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

Pug Dog Encephalitis

  • NECROTIZING MENINGOENCEPHALITIS - DNA test from the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Lab

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD) (Optional)


Serum Bile Acid Test (Optional)

  • The PDCA recommends Bile Acid testing for puppies. Typically a 1-2 hour post-prandial Bile Acid is run at 9-10 weeks of age. If it is elevated, then a repeat test is performed using both fasting and post-prandial samples.

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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.