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Health Testing Requirements

Dog Breed Health Testing Requirements

Listed below are all American Kennel Club breeds with your breed’s health test requirements.

Affenpinscher

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Afghan Hound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Airedale Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Renal Disease DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Akita

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Alaskan Malamute

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Polyneuropathy DNA test
American Hairless

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthe Radiographic
American English Coonhound

No recommended testing

American Eskimo Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
American Foxhound

No recommended testing

American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • NCL DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
American Water Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Anatolian Shepherd Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
Australian Cattle Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • PLL DNA Test
Australian Shepherd

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Australian Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Azawakh

No recommended testing

Barbet

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Basenji

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA-BJ1 DNA Test
  • Fanconi Syndrome DNA Test
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Basset Hound

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Gonioscopy
Beagle

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • MLS DNA Test
Bearded Collie

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Beauceron

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Bedlington Terrier

  • Copper Toxicosis DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Belgian Laekenois

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Dentition Exam
Belgian Malinois

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Belgian Sheepdog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Belgian Tervuren

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Bergamasco

No recommended testing

Berger Picard

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Bernese Mountain Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
Bichon Frise

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Black and Tan Coonhound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Black Russian Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • JLPP DNA Test
Bloodhound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Bluetick Coonhound

No recommended testing

Boerboel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Border Collie

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Border Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Borzoi

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Boston Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
Bouvier des Flandres

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Boxer

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • ASSAS Cardio
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Boxer Cardiomyopathy
  • ARVC DNA Test
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Boykin Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • EIC DNA Test
  • Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) DNA Test
Briard

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Stationary Night Blindness Optigen DNA Test
Brittany

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Brussels Griffon

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Hips Evaluation
Bull Terrier

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Kidney-urine Analysis
  • Patella Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
Bulldog

No recommendations

Bullmastiff

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Cairn Terrier

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • GCL DNA Test
  • PSVA
  • MVD
  • Kidney Aplasia/Dysplasia
Canaan Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Cane Corso

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Cardigan Welsh Corgi

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
  • PRA Genetic Test or Clearance Via Parentage (see CWCCA website)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Cesky Terrier

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Dentition Exam
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • EIC DNA Test
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Chihuahua

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Chinese Crested

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Chinese Shar-Pei

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Chinook

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
Chow Chow

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Cirnechi dell’Etna

No recommended testing

Clumber Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologic Exam
  • PDP1 Test
Cocker Spaniel

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
Collie

  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • MDR1 DNA Test
Coton de Tulear

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Curly-Coated Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • GSD IIIa DNA Test
  • EIC DNA Test
  • Cord-1 PRA DNA Test
Dachshund

No recommended testing

Dalmatian

  • Hip  Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
Dandie Dinmont Terrier

No recommended testing

Doberman Pinscher

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Dogo Argentino

  • BAER Testing
Dogue de Bordeaux

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Shoulder Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
English Setter

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
  • Thyroid Evaluation
English Cocker Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
English Foxhound

No recommended testing

English Springer Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • PFK Disorder DNA Test
English Toy Spaniel

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Entlebucher Mountain Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
Field Spaniel

  • Ophthalmologic Exam
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Finnish Lapphund

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Pompe’s Disease DNA Test
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Finnish Spitz

No recommended testing

Flat-Coated Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
French Bulldog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
German Wirehaired Pointer

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
German Pinscher

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
German Shepherd Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
German Shorthaired Pointer

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Cone Degeneration DNA Test
Giant Schnauzer

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
Glen of Imaal Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
Golden Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Gordon Setter

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluatioin
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Great Dane

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Great Pyrenees

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Shoulder Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Greyhound

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Greyhound Polyneuropathy NDRG1 DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
Harrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Havanese

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
  • Patella Evaluation
Ibizan Hound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Icelandic Sheepdog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Irish Red and White Setter

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency DNA Test
Irish Setter

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
Irish Terrier

No recommended testing

Irish Water Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Irish Wolfhound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Italian Greyhound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Japanese Chin

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • GM2 mutation DNA Test
Keeshond

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Komondor

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Kuvasz

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Labrador Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • EIC DNA Test
Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy DNA Test
  • Lagotto Storage Disease DNA Test
Lakeland Terrier

No recommended testing

Leonberger

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Exam
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • LPN1 DNA Test
Lhasa Apso

No recommended testing

Lowchen

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Maltese

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
Manchester Terrier

  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Exam
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Mastiff

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Exam
  • Cardiac Exam
Miniature American Shepherd

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • MDR1 DNA Test
Miniature Bull Terrier

  • BAER Testing
  • Kidney-urine Analysis
  • Ophthalmologist Exam
  • Cardiac Exam
  • PLL DNA Test
Miniature Pinscher

  • Patella Evaluation
Miniature Schnauzer

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Neapolitan Mastiff

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Exam
  • Cardiac Exam
Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
  • ENM DNA Test
Newfoundland

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Cystinuria DNA Test
Norfolk Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Norrbottenspets

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Norwegian Buhund

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Norwegian Elkhound

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Norwegian Lundehund

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Norwich Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Juvenile Addison’s Disease (JADD) DNA Test
Old English Sheepdog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • EIC DNA Test
Otterhound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia DNA Test
Papillon

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Parson Russell Terrier

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
Pekingese

No recommended testing

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Peruvian Inca Orchid

No recommended testing

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • POAG DNA Testing
Pharaoh Hound

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Plott

No recommended testing

Pointer

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Polish Lowland Sheepdog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Pomeranian

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Poodle – Miniature

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Patella Evaluation
Poodle – Standard

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Poodle – Toy

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Patella Evaluation
Portuguese Podengo

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Portuguese Water Dog

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • GM-1 DNA Test
  • JDCM DNA Test
Pug

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis DNA Test
Puli

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Pumi

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • PLL DNA Test
  • Degenerative Myelopathy DNA Test
Pyrenean Shepherd

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Rat Terrier

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthe Radiographic
Redbone Coonhound

No recommended testing

Rhodesian Ridgeback

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
Rottweiler

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Russell Terrier

  • BAER Testing
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • PLL DNA Test
Saluki

No recommended testing

Samoyed

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
  • RD/OSD DNA Test
Schipperke

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Scottish Deerhound

  • Factor VII DNA Test
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Bile Acid Test
Scottish Terrier

  • Von Willebrand’s Disease DNA Test
  • Patella Evaluation
Sealyham Terrier

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PLL DNA Test
Shetland Sheepdog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Shiba Inu

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Shih Tzu

No recommended testing

Siberian Husky

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Silky Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Skye Terrier

No recommended testing

Sloughi

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • PRA Optigen DNA Test
Smooth Fox Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Blood Chemistry Panel
  • CBC
  • Urinalysis
  • UPC/Micro Albumin (MA) Test
Spanish Water Dog

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Spinoni Italiano

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
St. Bernard

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • L2HGA DNA Test
  • Hereditary Cataracts DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Standard Schnauzer

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • DCM DNA Test
Sussex Spaniel

No recommended testing

Swedish Vallhund

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • SV Retinopathy DNA Test
Tibetan Mastiff

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Tibetan Spaniel

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
Tibetan Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • PLL DNA Test
  • NCL DNA Test
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Toy Fox Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • PLL DNA Test
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Treeing Walker Coonhound

No recommended testing

Vizsla

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Weimaraner

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Welsh Springer Spaniel

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
Welsh Terrier

  • PPL DNA Test
West Highland White Terrier

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Whippet

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • BAER Testing
  • Cardiac Exam
Wire Fox Terrier

  • Cardiac Exam
  • Patella Evaluation
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
Wirehaired Vizsla

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Xoloitzcuintli (Standard)

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Xoloitzcuintli (Toy/Mini)

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
Yorkshire Terrier

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation