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Nope. In comparison to the actual cost to get those tests done, the fee to post them to OFA is pocket change. As far as I'm concerned, there is no reason to not submit the results (or not submit hip rads to get said results) unless they are less than desirable. Any vet can tell you whether radiographs look good or not, but OFA submission is the way to get unbiased opinions by board orthopedists on an animal's hips. If they are submitted to get that opinion and the opinion is that they are not dysplastic, they will be reported. Only way to not have the result reported is for that result to be abnormal. A handful of people choose to test through PennHip instead, but those results are also able to be posted on OFA (and the cost to get them done is even greater, so again, why not cough up the fee).
I would never buy a puppy from a breeder that didn't have CHIC numbers for all breeding dogs and didn't only breed to other CHIC dogs, no questions asked. Havanese are very unique for toy breeds in that the majority of breeders fully health test their dogs and place heavy importance upon those tests. I have no issues with a limited vaccine protocol, though, and you will find that mant members here actually follow Dr Dodds' protocol themselves.