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Breed Requirements

Spanish Water Dog

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Hip Dysplasia

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

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- annual examination recommended - also recommend Gonioscopy as part of the eye exam.

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Autoimmune thyroiditis

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory
    Minimum age of 2 years at evaluation

prcd-PRA DNA Test

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • OVC Evaluation

Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter

  • DNA based test from an approved laboratory

*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.