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Breed Requirements

Spinone Italiano


Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- Recommend annual exams beginning at 1 year of age

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • British Veterinary Association (BVA) Evaluation - OR

Elbow Dysplasia

  • British Veterinary Association (BVA) Evaluation
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation - OR

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - yearly screening recommended until age 6, every two years after that until age 10

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

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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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