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Breed Requirements




  • Entry into the Whippet Health Foundation database.

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cardiac Evaluation

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - exam must include echocardiogram - OR
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam by board certified cardiologist, exam must include echocardiogram.

Congenital Deafness

  • OFA evaluation based on BAER test
  • GDC evaluation based on BAER test

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

Hip 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.

All OFA Applications are available at Applications may be filled out online.