Through this month's blog edition we hope to be able to share and shed some light on what these genuine documents look like and where to go to verify the validity of these documents online. Also, what to expect when you see certain icons present on websites.
Eye Exam Forms
OFA Hip Certification Document
Though the Siberian Husky ranks in the lower percentile, in tested and reported hip evaluations, for hip dysplasia this does not give breeders wiggle room to not prove their breeding stock's hips. Working dogs, Show dogs, Companion dogs, none are exempt from hip issues and need to be proven prior to breeding. As discussed in last month's blog- True working kennels that are providing adequate mileage on the trail (not your recreational or amateur running teams) may not be OFA testing every dog in their kennel.
CHIC also maintains a DNA Bank that collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.