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Breed Requirements

Shetland Sheepdog

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- Recommend evaluation every year until age 5, every 2 years thereafter until age 9.

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

Electives (Two from the following)

  • DERMATOMYOSITIS - The 3-gene DNA test as developed by Clemson Genetics Lab. Test results registered with the OFA. This test is not eligible for Clear by Parentage certifications. For more inofrmation visit the ASSA website.
  • OFA Elbow Dysplasia Evaluation
  • vWD - VetGen DNA results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage
  • MDR1 - 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
  • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory - Recommend testing at ages 2, 4, and 7.
  • Collie Eye Anomoly (CEA) Optigen test results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)

  • Recommend exam by board certified cardiologist, or board certified specialist in internal medicine. - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Dentition (Optional)

  • DENTITION DATABASE - dental exam by licensed veterinarian to certify full dentition

Temperament Test (Optional)

  • Temperament Test Society TTS

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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 http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.