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Breed Requirements



Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - Recommend followup evaluation between 3 and 5 years of age

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Legg-Calve-Perthes (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - Recommend testing at ages 1, 3, and 6 Years of Age.

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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.