AKC recommends health testing but does not enforce it. You are on your own to determine if the puppy you just fell in love with has any risk of hereditary diseases.
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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 that the breeder responsibly factors good health into their selection criteria. The breed specific list below 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.
If a breeder doesn't think that health testing is needed then this may be a good indicator that you are not dealing with an ethical and responsible breeder. Don't buy a puppy who's parents have not had health tests completed.
Ask to see the OFA certification number then check it out on their website.
Don't take the breeder's word for it!!