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Breed Requirements



Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, minimum age 1 year

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (X-L PRA) DNA Test

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory

Cardiac Evaluation

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


  • Optigen DNA Test for RD/OSD with results registered with the OFA.

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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.