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Breed Registries Canadian Kennel Club www.ckc.ca/
Breed Clubs Irish Water Spaniel Association of Canada www.iwsac.org/links.html
IWS Health Contacts:

Paul Price

Health Databases Ontario Veterinary College/OVC, Guelph, Ontario www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/
  CERF/Canine Eye Registry Foundation http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
  CHIC/Canine Health Information Center www.caninehealthinfo.org
  OFA/Orthopedic Foundation for Animals www.offa.org
  Penn Hip http://research.vet.upenn.edu/pennhip

There are no officially health criteria required, yet. Breeders are encouraged to regularly test for health and genetic problems. The IWSAC uses 'Breeding practices' and is a member of the CKC and must follow the Code of Practice for CKC members. Responsible breeders only breed from sires and dames who are cleared for OFA Hip- and elbows, (> fair, good or excellent) and OFA thyroid (normal) and CERF (clear, at least every 2 years).