The last piece of the puzzle has fallen in to place. On Sunday Fern turned 2 years of age, and the next day she had her OFA hip and elbow x-rays. Both looked great and were sent off to OFA for evaluation. They'll pass, as either Good or Excellent, and Fern will receive her CHIC number. Hearing, eyes, and thyroid results are already list on her OFA page, as well as her complete dentition rating. We'll also get her cardiac certification when a clinic is hosted locally. We only breed from health tested dogs, and a CHIC number is a requirement here before we breed. Fern has not yet come in season (but she's really close) so things are working out. Was afraid she would be in season before she was old enough for hip x-rays (the dogs have to be at least 24 months of age.
The dog we have selected for Fern is also an AKC Champion with a CHIC number.