Canine Health Information Center

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The OFA created the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) by partnering with participating parent clubs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds. We’ve established a recommended protocol for breed-specific health screenings. Dogs tested in accordance with that protocol are recognized with a CHIC number and certification.
At OFA, we recognize that the more information stored and accessible in these databases, the better it will be for every breed. And so we encourage all breeders to attain CHIC Certification if their breed participates in the CHIC program. A dog achieves CHIC Certification if it has been screened for every disease recommended by the parent club for that breed and those results are publicly available in the database. See the recommended screenings by breed.

Chic program: Orthopedic foundation for animals: Columbia, MO. Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. (2020, August 18). Retrieved May 18, 2022, from


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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Genetic Counseling, Genetics, Health