Breeds

Breeds

What Genetic diseases and/or conditions should my breed be screened for?
Working with the breed’s parent club, OFA lists the primary health screening tests that breeders should perform on their stock before breeding. This provides basic information for breeders to make more informed breeding decisions in order to reduce the incidence of inherited disease

Find a breed below, and click on it to see the diseases and/or conditions which are considered of high importance for screening in that particular breed.

What if my breed is not listed?
If your breed is not listed, it should not be interpreted that no health screening tests are appropriate or available. You may be able to find more information about issues of concern for that breed by doing a Google search for the parent breed club. If it is an AKC breed, you can find a link to the parent breed club by finding your breed listing under the “breeds” tab on the AKC website.

OFA-CHIC Health Testing Requirements

The OFA, working with the breed’s parent club, recommends the following basic health screening tests for all breeding stock. Dogs meeting these basic health screening requirements will be issued Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) numbers. For CHIC certification, all results do not need to be normal, but they must all be in the public domain so that responsible breeders can make more informed breeding decisions. For potential puppy buyers, CHIC certification is a good indicator the breeder responsibly factors good health into their selection criteria. The breed specific list below represents the basic health screening recommendations. It is not all encompassing. There may be other health screening tests appropriate for this breed. And, there may be other health concerns for which there is no commonly accepted screening protocol available

 

The OFA does not have a list of recommended tests for this breed and variety.

Please try the specific varieties or the overall breed for more information.

However below is a summary of what other owners of this breed have tested for.