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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)

  • 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

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • Recommend exam by board certified cardiologist, or board certified specialist in internal medicine.

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.