The Great Pyrenees Club of America is a participant in the OFA's CHIC program, and encourages all breeders to health test their dogs.

To view results of tests submitted for a particular dog, visit www.offa.org and enter the dog's registration number or registered name into the search field. By further selecting the dog's name you an also view results for related dogs [Parents, Offspring, Full and Half Siblings].

 

 

 

The following health tests and genetic screenings are available for Great Pyrenees ~

REQUIRED for CHIC

     ~ Hip Dysplasia

               * GDC Evaluation

               * OFA Evaluation

               * PennHIP Evaluation

               * Federation Cynologique Internationale [FCI]

 

     ~ Patellar Luxation

              * GDC Evaluation

              * OFA Evaluation

 

HEALTH ELECTIVES [One or more]

     ~ Cardiac clearance with OFA Evaluation

     ~ Elbow Dysplasia OFA Evaluation

     ~ Shoulder OCD OFA Evaluation

     ~ Thyroid Panel OFA

     ~ ACVO Eye Eamination

             * OFA

             * CERF

     ~ BAER Testing OFA [Brain Auditory Evoked Response]

     ~ CMR DNA Testing [Canine Multifocal Retinopathy]

     ~ Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia DNA Testing

 

Though not part of the CHIC program for Great Pyrenees, the following tests are also available ~

     ~ Addison's Disease

     ~ Degenerative Myelopathy [Test not considered definitive at this time]

     ~ Sebaceous Adenitis

     ~ Neuronal Degeneration [NDG] A gene mutation identified in August 2015 by the University of Minnesota.

Additional Genetic Research Projects ~

     ~ The Dwarf Project

         In 2007 veterinarians from UC Davis began researching the gene mutation responsible for                Dwarfism in Great Pyrenees. Research is ongoing. No test is currently available.

 

OFA/CHIC maintains a database of DNA samples, available to approved veterinarians and universities, to aid in genetic research. Breeders and owners are encouraged to submit samples to the CHIC DNA Repository.

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