Home Health Health Registry

Health Registry - Permanent Status

Achieving Permanent Status

With the revision of the HR, Permanent Status is available only through eye clearances. If the eye exam is abnormal (or not updated and age requirements are not met) the dog will move to Part II and show all other pertinent info, i.e. OFA, Thy, etc.

Requirements for Permanent Status for Eye Exams

  • The Permanent Registry contains all dogs that have had a clear eye exam after their 8th birthday.
  • Deceased dogs can be included in the Permanent Registry provided they meet the following criteria:
    • Dogs who die at 6 years of age are required to have had a clear eye exam after their 6th birthday.
    • Dogs who die at 7 or 8 years of age, are required to have had a clear eye exam within one calendar year of the date of their death.

Additional Comments

No one sees the health documents except the Registrar and/or Chairman. If a consultation is necessary a copy of the document, with the dog's and owner's names blocked out, is sent to an ophthalmologist or veterinarian depending on the situation. Over 99% of the exams received are non-defective. Strictest confidentiality is maintained. The Chairman/Registrar is a professional in the veterinary field - a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.) since 1978.

Annual Health Registries from prior years may be available. Contact the Registrar for prices.

A First Permanent Registry was published in 1988. It includes all Permanently Registered dogs in Volumes 1-12 of the Annual Health Registries. A Second Permanent Registry was published in 1993. It includes all Permanently Registered dogs in Volumes 13-18 of the Annual Health Registries. A Third Permanent Registry was published in 2000. It includes all Permanently Registered dogs in Volumes 19-25 of the Annual Health Registries. Copies of the First, Second and Third Permanent Registries are available from the Registrar and the ASC Secretary. Price: $7.00 (includes postage)

The hard copy era finished with the 24th HR published in 1999. The previous HR’s online, starting with the 24th and including the 25th, 26th and 3rd Permanent have all been incorporated in to this revised (continual) HR.

The ASC Health Registry is now accepting data on veterinarian documented conditions to be listed in Part 2 of the HR. As usual, a copy of the AKC registration is required unless the dog is already entered in the database. No one but the Registrar will have access to this information prior to the disbursal of the ASC password, which will be available upon request to all ASC members in good standing. The password will be offered after sufficient data has been collected, however submissions have been slow in coming.

PDF file Affliction Authorization Form (Health Registry)

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