The OFA databases are a resource breeders can use…
- To analyze the pedigrees of a proposed breeding for health strengths and weaknesses as well the traditional analysis of conformation, type, and performance strengths and weaknesses
- To provide clients information on potential parents in order to get the healthiest puppy possible
Participating parent clubs have researched and maintain current information on the health issues prevalent in their specific breed. See more about the CHIC program (Canine Health Information Center) and achieving “CHIC Certification.” The OFA recommends owners release all test results to the public domain as it is in the ultimate health interest of the breed and the information greatly increases the depth and breadth of any resulting research and/or pedigree analysis.
You can help parent clubs gather more information on the health issues of their breed. The OFA offers breed surveys for a number of breed parent clubs. These surveys are offered free of charge. All data is used only in aggregate and is kept confidential. No survey results will be traceable to any individual dog.