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Breed Requirements

Portuguese Water Dog


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- recommend annual exams until age 10

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory


  • OFA registry of GM1 DNA test from NYU

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Cardiologist - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam performed by a Specialist

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Sebaceous Adenitis (Optional)

  • Sebaceous Adenitis - OFA evaluation

Patellar Luxation (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Hip Dysplasia (Optional)

  • PennHIP Evaluation

Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Univ of Pennsylvania - (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.

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