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Offline MagicM3

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Question for breeders or those that may know what these mean
« on: December 24, 2008, 12:21:06 pm »
Hi all

someone asked me a question I have no idea about..
OFA-CHIC #

Now I know IFA is for the hips if I'm not mistaken..
CHIC#  this is a new one on me..anyone know what this means

Thanks in advance
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Re: Question for breeders or those that may know what these mean
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 02:01:31 pm »
CHIC stands for Canine Health Information Center
OFA stands for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
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Re: Question for breeders or those that may know what these mean
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 12:59:32 pm »

A CHIC number on a dog means that the owner has completed all recommended health testing and received "clearances" for all health certs for that breed.  Good breeders are often getting CHIC numbers to demonstrate their health clearances and it distinguishes them from those less reputable who are not getting health clearances.  The specific health tests to be performed are defined by each breed and therefore vary.

The Canine Health Information Center is a centralized health database jointly sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA).

www.canineheal thinfo.org



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