Cardiac Evaluation Information

The Cardiac Evaluation for dogs is a comprehensive assessment designed to detect heart conditions, including congenital and acquired heart diseases.

This evaluation is crucial for identifying issues like murmurs, valve abnormalities, and other heart-related concerns that could affect a dog’s health and longevity. The process typically involves a thorough physical examination by a veterinarian or a veterinary cardiologist, listening to the heart with a stethoscope, and may include additional tests like echocardiograms or Doppler ultrasounds if needed.

A Cardiac Evaluation is particularly important for breeding dogs, as it helps ensure that only dogs with healthy hearts are bred, reducing the risk of passing on hereditary heart conditions to offspring. By adhering to OFA standards, breeders can contribute to the overall improvement of breed health and longevity. The evaluation results are recorded in the OFA database, which is publicly accessible, providing transparency and valuable information for breeders, owners, and veterinarians.

For pet owners, having their dog undergo a Cardiac Evaluation offers peace of mind and helps in making informed decisions about their dog’s health care. Early detection of heart conditions can lead to better management and treatment options, improving the quality of life for affected dogs. Regular cardiac screenings, as recommended by the OFA, are a proactive approach to maintaining a dog’s heart health.

DOGG!T champions these principles to ensure the health and well-being of dogs, promoting responsible breeding practices and early detection of heart conditions. All breeding dogs on our platform have provided health clearances that have passed the DOGG!T standard.

The OFA recommends cardiac evaluations for the following breeds:

  1. Airedale Terrier
  2. Akita
  3. Alaskan Malamute
  4. American Eskimo Dog
  5. American Staffordshire Terrier
  6. American Water Spaniel
  7. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
  8. Australian Cattle Dog
  9. Australian Shepherd
  10. Australian Terrier
  11. Basenji
  12. Basset Hound
  13. Beagle
  14. Bearded Collie
  15. Bedlington Terrier
  16. Belgian Malinois
  17. Belgian Sheepdog
  18. Belgian Tervuren
  19. Bernese Mountain Dog
  20. Bichon Frise
  21. Black Russian Terrier
  22. Bloodhound
  23. Border Collie
  24. Border Terrier
  25. Borzoi
  26. Boston Terrier
  27. Bouvier des Flandres
  28. Boxer
  29. Briard
  30. Brittany
  31. Brussels Griffon
  32. Bull Terrier
  33. Bulldog
  34. Bullmastiff
  35. Cairn Terrier
  36. Canaan Dog
  37. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  38. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  39. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  40. Chihuahua
  41. Chinese Crested
  42. Chinese Shar-Pei
  43. Chow Chow
  44. Clumber Spaniel
  45. Cocker Spaniel
  46. Collie
  47. Curly-Coated Retriever
  48. Dachshund
  49. Dalmatian
  50. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  51. Doberman Pinscher
  52. Dogue de Bordeaux
  53. English Cocker Spaniel
  54. English Setter
  55. English Springer Spaniel
  56. English Toy Spaniel
  57. Entlebucher Mountain Dog
  58. Finnish Lapphund
  59. Finnish Spitz
  60. Flat-Coated Retriever
  61. French Bulldog
  62. German Pinscher
  63. German Shepherd Dog
  64. German Shorthaired Pointer
  65. German Wirehaired Pointer
  66. Giant Schnauzer
  67. Glen of Imaal Terrier
  68. Golden Retriever
  69. Gordon Setter
  70. Great Dane
  71. Great Pyrenees
  72. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  73. Greyhound
  74. Harrier
  75. Havanese
  76. Irish Red and White Setter
  77. Irish Setter
  78. Irish Terrier
  79. Irish Water Spaniel
  80. Irish Wolfhound
  81. Italian Greyhound
  82. Jack Russell Terrier
  83. Japanese Chin
  84. Japanese Spitz
  85. Keeshond
  86. Kerry Blue Terrier
  87. King Charles Spaniel
  88. Komondor
  89. Kuvasz
  90. Labrador Retriever
  91. Lakeland Terrier
  92. Lhasa Apso
  93. Lowchen
  94. Maltese
  95. Manchester Terrier
  96. Maremma Sheepdog
  97. Mastiff
  98. Miniature Bull Terrier
  99. Miniature Pinscher
  100. Miniature Schnauzer
  101. Neapolitan Mastiff
  102. Newfoundland
  103. Norfolk Terrier
  104. Norwegian Buhund
  105. Norwegian Elkhound
  106. Norwegian Lundehund
  107. Norwich Terrier
  108. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  109. Old English Sheepdog
  110. Otterhound
  111. Papillon
  112. Parson Russell Terrier
  113. Pekingese
  114. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  115. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  116. Pharaoh Hound
  117. Plott
  118. Pointer
  119. Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  120. Pomeranian
  121. Poodle (Miniature, Standard, Toy)
  122. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
  123. Portuguese Water Dog
  124. Pug
  125. Puli
  126. Pumi
  127. Pyrenean Shepherd
  128. Rat Terrier
  129. Redbone Coonhound
  130. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  131. Rottweiler
  132. Saint Bernard
  133. Saluki
  134. Samoyed
  135. Schipperke
  136. Scottish Deerhound
  137. Scottish Terrier
  138. Sealyham Terrier
  139. Shetland Sheepdog
  140. Shiba Inu
  141. Shih Tzu
  142. Siberian Husky
  143. Silky Terrier
  144. Skye Terrier
  145. Sloughi
  146. Small Munsterlander Pointer
  147. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  148. Spanish Water Dog
  149. Spinone Italiano
  150. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  151. Standard Schnauzer
  152. Sussex Spaniel
  153. Swedish Vallhund
  154. Tibetan Mastiff
  155. Tibetan Spaniel
  156. Tibetan Terrier
  157. Toy Fox Terrier
  158. Treeing Walker Coonhound
  159. Vizsla
  160. Weimaraner
  161. Welsh Springer Spaniel
  162. Welsh Terrier
  163. West Highland White Terrier
  164. Whippet
  165. Wire Fox Terrier
  166. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  167. Xoloitzcuintli
  168. Yorkshire Terrier

DOGG!T provides support in vetting all breeders in our network and our Matchmaker services will provide you with all of the insights on any external breeder you are looking at, and provide you with a ‘scorecard’ with all the reasons why we approve or disapprove of their breeding practices.  Our goal is to prevent the irresponsible breeding of dogs.  We are dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs, and committed to creating the first ever health regulated breeder resource.  We are a team built up of the country’s leading experts on dog breeding, health requirements, and dog behavioral psychology. Backed by science and generations of responsibly breeding healthy dogs.  We are people who advocate for the health and wellbeing of dogs.  Our mission is to prevent dogs who end up in shelters, decrease health issues in all breeds, and prioritize the importance of responsible dog breeding. Our mission is to prevent any and all irresponsibly bred dogs from having a life of potential health and temperament problems.  We are dedicated to the wellbeing of dogs, and have created the first of it’s kind health verified breeder resource.