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Breed Requirements

Rhodesian Ridgeback


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation (min age 12 months)
  • OVC Evaluation - OR

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- CERF exams are recommended annually to age 9, annual recertifcation is required by CERF to maintain

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory or report from board certified endocrinologist or pathologist - OFA Thyroid exams are recommended at age 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • GDC evaluation based on BAER test (min age 12 months)
  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test (min age 12 months)

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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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