Health Standards

Breed Standards

The American Shetland Sheepdog Association: http://www.assa.org/topban

Canine Health Information Center | 2300 E. Nifong, Columbia, MO 65201-3806 | 573-442-0418

ofalogo_main_80pxSHETLAND SHEEPDOG TESTING REQUIREMENTS

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Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation – OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- Recommend evaluation every year until age 5, every 2 years thereafter until age 9.

  • Results registered with OFA – OR
  • Results registered with CERF

Electives (Two from the following)

  • OFA Elbow Dysplasia Evaluation
  • vWD – VetGen DNA results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage
  • MDR1 – Washington State University Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Lab test results registered with the OFA – WSU VCPL. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage
  • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory – Recommend testing at ages 2, 4, and 7.
  • Collie Eye Anomoly (CEA) Optigen test results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Congenital Cardiac Database (Optional)

  • Recommend exam by board certified cardiologist, or board certified specialist in internal medicine.

Dentition (Optional)

  • DENTITION DATABASE – dental exam by licensed veterinarian to certify full dentition

Temperament Test (Optional)

  • Temperament Test Society TTS

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bl img*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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