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Breed Requirements

German Shorthaired Pointer


Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Cardiac Evaluation - min age 24 months

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam by Cardiologist - OR
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist - annual exams until age 6 recommended

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Registered with CERF

Cone Degeneration

  • DNA Based Cone Degeneration test results registered with the OFA. Clicking on the Cone Degeneration hotlink will access the OFA website with a matrix of labs known to offer this test.

Elbow Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - It is recommended that the test be repeated every two years.

von Willebrand's Disease (Optional)

  • DNA-based vWD test from an approved lab; results registered with the OFA
The following CHIC requirements for GSPs will be changing effective May 1, 2014: Cardiac - the minimum age will be raised from 12 to 24 months Elbows - will become required

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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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