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

CHIC Dogs

Required Tests

OFA Hip Listing
1-100
101-200
201-300
301-400
401-499
500-599
600-699

Eye Certification Listing
OFA Cerf List
OFA Eye List

Cardiac Control Listing
Cardiac Control

Recommended Tests
OFA Elbow Listing
1-99
100-199

Autoimmune thyroiditis

Other Tests
Patella Listing

Degenerative Myelopathy

OFA Summaries
Hip 
Elbow 
Cardiac 

2007 OFA Summary

2008 OFA Summary

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Page updated January 2, 2015 by Edith Atchley