American Manchester Terrier Club
What is CHIC? (Regina R. Allen DVM)
The Manchester Terrier became a CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) breed recently, but its benefits are still unknown to many breeders and Manchester owners. What exactly is the CHIC, and what do the letters CHIC after a Manchester Terrier’s name mean?
CHIC is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Its mission is to provide a source of health information for owners, breeders, and scientists that will assist in breeding healthy dogs. The health tests are tailored for each breed, with the goal of providing breeders a reliable source of information regarding dogs they may use in their breeding programs. For puppy buyers, the CHIC program provides accurate information about the results of a breeder's health testing. Although there are no guarantees, the probability that a dog will develop inherited disease is reduced when animals in its pedigree have tested normal. Read More...
BREAKING HEALTH NEWS
We need your support! Currently, the American Manchester Terrier Club is collaborating with the Canadian Manchester Terrier Club on an international effort to develop a genetic test for a deadly disease in the Manchester Terrier: Juvenile Cardiomyopathy. With the support of the Gold Country Manchester Terrier Club, Manchester and English Toy Terrier clubs overseas, and owner and breeders around the world, we are raising funds for this very important work. Please visit the following link to learn more about this important and unprecedented effort: http://www.canadamt.com/jcm-fundraiser.html
The following articles provide breed specific and general health information for Manchester Terrier owners and breeders. We encourage all owners to print Dr. Regina Allen’s article on the Manchester Terrier and anesthesia (see below) and bring it to your vet whenever your dog will have a procedure that requires it.