|The ISAA strongly supports those breeders with the honesty, courage and foresight to openly register dogs. The Icelandic Sheepdog is a
healthy breed and we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of health for the breed.
To that end, the ISAA participates in the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) Program and encourages breeder participation.
Incentives for breeders who choose to participate are offered by the club. When the results are entered into the database, satisfying each
breed specific requirement, and the breeder agrees to release the results into the public domain, a CHIC number is issued. When you see
the CHIC symbol to a breeder’s name, it indicates they are a CHIC breeder.
The CHIC number itself does not imply normal test results, only that all the required breed specific tests were performed, and the results
were made public.