Black and Tan Coonhound Health Concerns and
The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

The Canine Health Information Center, also known as CHIC, is a centralized canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). CHIC, working with participating parent clubs, provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds by establishing a recommended protocol for breed specific health screening and recognizing dogs tested in accordance with that protocol.

This resource is valuable for breeders and also for prospective buyers of a Black and Tan Coonhound.

In order to receive a CHIC number, the American Black and Tan Coonhound Club requires that a Black and Tan Coonhound be tested for
  • Hip Dysplasia (OFA evaluation or PennHip),
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Congenital Cardiac Database (OFA Evaluation)

The parent club also recommends that the Black and Tan Coonhound be tested for
  • Elbow Dysplasia (OFA Evaluation)
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory)

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) Requirements for the Black and Tan Coonhound


Required Tests

OFA Hip Listing

Eye Certification Listing
OFA Cerf List
OFA Eye List

Cardiac Control Listing and Advanced Cardiac Control Listing
Cardiac Control

Advanced Cardiac Control

Recommended Tests
OFA Elbow Listing

Autoimmune thyroiditis

Other Tests
Patella Listing

Degenerative Myelopathy

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Page updated February 11, 2019 by Edith Atchley