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Breed Requirements

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog


Hip Dysplasia

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

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Effective 7/1/15 the minimum eye exam age to qualify for CHIC is 18 months)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF


  • OFA Shoulder OCD Evaluation (Shoulders have been added as a CHIC REQUIREMENT as of 7/1/2015)

Anecdotal Data (Optional)

  • Data from signed veterinary diagnosis accepted on the following conditions: Epilepsy, Splenic Torsion, and Gastric Torsion

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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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