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 Optigen DNA Test
  • Fanconi Syndrome DNA Test

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

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
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • AS\SAS 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

No recommended testing

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

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

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Thyroid Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam

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

No recommended testing

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

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
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