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Breed Requirements



Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Patellar Luxation

  • OFA Evaluation

Degenerative Myelopathy

  • DNA based DM test results from an approved lab

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test
  • GDC evaluation based on BAER test

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - recommend examination performed by a Cardiologist or Specialist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

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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.

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