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Breed Requirements

American Staffordshire Terrier


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam with examination performed by a Cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America recommends annual testing.

NCL-A (Cerebellar Ataxia)

  • Optigen NCL test results registered with the OFA - the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America advises that 2 NCL carriers should never be bred together, and that affected dogs should never be bred. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Optional)

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

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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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