To find out what health tests are recommended for the Pyrenean Shepherd in North America:
PYRENEAN SHEPHERD OFA-CHIC Health Testing Requirements *
For breeders in North America wanting to tell the world that they care about the health of their dogs and the Pyrenean Shepherd breed at large… get CHIC numbers on your dogs, which includes the CHIC DNA. This DNA is banked for future research projects to draw from. This benefits the entire breed. No other breeder “certification” is needed!
To verify health testing done on Pyr Sheps :
OFA Search Results: Pyrenean Shepherd
To verify health certifications in North America. (Some tests may not be listed on this site, but breeders should be able to provide copies of those test not listed.)
To verify hip dysplasia testing in France
To view Pyr Shep health statistics in North America:
OFA Breed Statistics
Please be aware that abnormal statistics for health defects may be higher than what is listed in these OFA statistics, because owners are not required by OFA to send in abnormal results.
We welcome submissions of other websites where health information may be certified. Please go to the HELLO page to submit.
* The OFA, working with the breed’s parent club, recommends the following basic health screening tests for all breeding stock. Dogs meeting these basic health screening requirements will be issued Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) numbers. For CHIC certification, all results do not need to be normal, but they must all be in the public domain so that responsible breeders can make more informed breeding decisions. For potential puppy buyers, CHIC certification is a good indicator the breeder responsibly factors good health into their selection criteria. The breed specific list represents the basic health screening recommendations. It is not all encompassing. There may be other health screening tests appropriate for this breed. And, there may be other health concerns for which there is no commonly accepted screening protocol available.