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Breed Requirements

Old English Sheepdog


Hip Dysplasia

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

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- recommend each year until 5, thereafter every 2 years

  • Results registered with OFA
  • Results registered with CERF - OR

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory It is recommended that the test be repeated annually up to 5 years of age, and every 2 years thereafter.

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with exam by cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Congenital Deafness (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test

Multiple Drug Sensitivity (Optional)

  • Washington State University Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Lab test results registered with the OFA - WSU VCPL. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Cerebellar Degeneration (Optional)

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) (Optional)

  • EXERCISE INDUCED COLLAPSE - DNA test through the U of Minnesota

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) (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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