The requirements for each certificate level are:
Bronze - successful completion of any 3 of the eligible certifications
Silver - successful completion of any 4 of the eligible certifications
Gold - successful completion of 5 or more of the eligible certifications
• OFA Cardiac
• OFA Patella
• OFA Thyroid
• OFA Elbow
• OFA Hip
• OFA Trachea
• OFA Spine
• OFA CERF
Passing results are required on all tests (passing is defined by OFA and an OFA certificate must have been issued) for the Health Certification Award. All tests must be submitted to OFA and be part of their public database.
Age Notes for the Health Award:
• Cardiac, Patella, Thyroid – Dogs must be 12 months of age or older on the
date of the examination.
• Hips/Elbows – Dogs must be 24 months of age or older at the time of the
A veterinary cardiologist, other veterinary specialist, or any veterinary practitioner
may perform OFA cardiac testing.
The Bulldog that is applying for the Health Award must be owned or co-owned by a BCCC member in good standing. If the dog is co-owned, the co-owner who is a member of BCCC must submit the application.
It is not necessary to be a BCCC Member at the time the tests were performed.
Each eligible Bulldog will be awarded a certificate suitable for framing which
indicates the level of achievement and details the health certifications the dog
has successfully completed.
All awards are designed to be a one time award for each recipient.
To download a BCCC Health Award Application, Click Here.
Congratulations to the 2010 Bulldogs that have received
their BRONZE Health Certification - Click Here to view the list.