Health Testing & Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

The Afghan Hound Club of America entered the CHIC program in 2007. CHIC is sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).

CHIC is a centralized canine health database collecting health test results from multiple sources and making those results available online. The AHCA has required tests for hip dysplasia, eye anomalies through CERF, and thyroid testing. CHIC numbers do not imply normal results and do not certify animals for breeding purposes. CHIC is about encouraging health screening, sharing health results and increasing health awareness in order to help breeders make better informed breeding decisions and to improve the health of this already healthy breed. I am proud to have been instrumental in a small way, in having the AHCA participate in this program.

OFA sends quarterly reports on participants, as well as a year-end summary.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Anna Tyler, AHCA Health Chair

CHIC Reports are in PDF file format and you must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer in order to download and read the CHIC Reports. Click on the Acrobat Reader button below to download your free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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