CHIC ( Canine Health Information Center )

Papillon Club of America Inc ~ Health & Genetics - CHIC overview




Sponsored by : 

AKC Canine Health Foundation

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ( OFA )

What is CHIC ?


CHIC overview

Updated list of CHIC Papillons

Search CHIC database

Go to CHIC website


In order to provide a source of health information for owners,

breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs, 

the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation 

for Animals have set up the Canine Health Information Center, or CHIC program.  


The Papillon Club of America has joined in the pilot phase of the CHIC program


To receive a CHIC number, Papillons must have :


Permanent identification in the form of DNA profile, microchip, or tattoo
Eye health - CERF, every 2 years, no minimum age 
Cardiac abnormalities - OFA certificate, 1 year minimum age
Patellar Luxation - OFA Certificate, 1 year minimum age

When all three forms are submitted and accepted by OFA, 

a CHIC number will be assigned to that dog. 

CHIC fees : 

Cardiac :


Patella :


$ 15

no charge

$ 15 each




Breeding information :

Information for breeders-permanent identification and central data storage provides

breeders with a reliable source of information about dogs they may be planning on

using in their breeding program.

Buyers information :

Information for new owners-breeders can provide copies of CHIC records for new

puppy owners and other breeders or refer them to the CHIC database for accurate

information about the results of their health testing.

Research information :

Parent clubs-Can access CHIC data on their breed to help determine health research

priorities and evaluate the participation and effectiveness of testing programs and

incentives they have established.

Breed research :

Scientists need accurate information on multiple generations of dogs in order to

conduct research that can benefit breeds and eliminate genetic diseases. 

The CHIC database can serve as a resource for these scientists.

All breed research :

As the CHIC database becomes more complete, researchers will be able to utilize 

the information for epidemiological studies that will enhance our knowledge of

health issues affecting all breeds of dogs


The data entered and maintained in CHIC will be available for authorized scientific research into 

canine diseases and maintained in a format that make such information accessible to interested

owners and breeders.



If abnormal results are submitted there is NO fee charged by OFA. 

If owner authorizes an abnormal result, a CHIC number will still be issued to that dog.   



What is CHIC ?


CHIC overview

Updated list of CHIC Papillons

Search CHIC database

Go to CHIC website