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"B" Breeds Required and Optional Health Tests

Find Your List of Breeds and Health Tests Beginning with the Letter "B" Here!

Breed Required and Optional Tests

Barbet

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- minimum age 12 months, recommend CERF eye exam prior to onset of breeding and then periodically
  • AKC or UKC DNA Profile (Optional)

Basenji

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist each year until 6, thereafter every 2 years
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Basenji Night Blindness / PRA DNA Test 

Basset Fauve De Bretagne

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Patellar Luxation 

Basset Hound

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Gonioscopy
  • Thrombopathia (Optional)

Beagle

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist 
  • MLS 
  • One of the following Electives
    • Congenital Cardiac Exam
    • OR OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory
    • OR Advanced Cardiac Exam

Bearded Collie

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist each year, results registered with the OFA.
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

Beauceron

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- yearly beginning at age 2 and continuing until age 8
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease (Optional)
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

Bedlington Terrier

  • COPPER TOXICOSIS
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO

Belgian Laekenois

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

Belgian Malinois

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
    OVC Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

Belgian Sheepdog

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

Belgian Tervuren

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis

Berger Blanc Suisse

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Congenital Deafness
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Multiple Drug Sensitivity
  • Degenerative Myelopathy

Berger Picard

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
    PennHIP Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • DNA Repository
  • Health Elective (One of the following tests)
    • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
    • OFA Elbow Dysplasia Evaluation - OR
    • OFA Thyroid evaluation from an approved laboratory - OR
    • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Bernese Mountain Dog

  • AKC DNA Profile
  • von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation

Bichon Frise

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
    PennHIP Evaluation
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, annually
  • Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)
  • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
    Advanced Cardiac Exam
  • Legg-Calves-Perthes (Optional)

Biewer Terrier

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist prior to the onset of breeding, recommend evaluations at 1, 3, and 6 Years of Age.
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes (Optional)
  • Serum Bile Acid Test (Optional)

Black And Tan Coonhound

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
    PennHIP Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam - OR
    Congenital Cardiac Exam
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • OFA Evaluation
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

Black Russian Terrier

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation - OR
    OVC Evaluation (min 24 months of age)
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • OFA Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy

Bloodhound

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist (Optional)
  • Patellar Luxation (Optional)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • PennHIP Evaluation
  • Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)

Border Collie

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist, recommended annually until age 7
  • DNA Repository
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Shoulders (Optional)
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)
  • Congenital Deafness (Optional)
  • Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)
  • Collie Eye Anomaly (Optional)
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Optional)
  • Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (Optional)

Border Terrier

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist annually until at least Age 8ys (96mo)
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Pediatric Cardiac Pilot Study (Optional)

Borzoi

  •  Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

Boston Terrier

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Congenital Deafness

Bouvier Des Flandres

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist. Minimum age 18 months.

Boykin Spaniel

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse)
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
  • Cardiac Evaluation (Optional)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Degenerative Myelopathy

Bracco Italiano

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist - annual exam recommended
  • DNA Repository
  • Kidney Disease (Optional)

Briard

  • Hip Dysplasia (min age 24 months for all tests)
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist at least once between six (6) months and eight (8) years
  • Stationary Night Blindness
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

Brittany

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist each year from 2-8 years of age.
  • Health Elective (ONE of the following tests)
    • Congenital Cardiac Exam - OR
    • OFA Elbow Dysplasia evaluation - OR
    • OFA Patellar Luxation Evaluation - OR
    • OFA Thyroid Evaluation from an approved laboratory
  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

Brussels Griffon

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Optional)
  • Syringomyelia - Recommend

Bull Terrier

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Congenital Deafness
  • Kidney Disease

Bulldog

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Tracheal Hypoplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- after the age of 24 months (Optional)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory
  • Congenital Deafness (Optional)
  • HYPERURICOSURIA (Optional)

Bullmastiff

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Cardiac Evaluation
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Kidney Disease (Optional)