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Breed Requirements

St. Bernard


Hip Dysplasia - Min Age 24 Months

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation (min age 24 months)

Elbow Dysplasia - Min Age 24 Months

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist - Min Age 22 Months

  • Registered with CERF
  • Results registered with OFA

Cardiac Evaluation - Min Age 24 Months

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam by Boarded Cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Degenerative Myelopathy

  • DM DNA Test from an approved lab

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory
The St. Bernard Club of America also recommends a cardiac ultrasound at four years of age or after to monitor cardiac health.

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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.