GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme

Haemophilia is a blood disorder that reduces the blood clotting factor thereby causing abnormal bleeding.

The GSDCA conducts a Haemophilia Scheme in order to ensure that Haemophilia does not manifest itself in the breed in Australia. Haemophilia is a genetic disease passed from mother to son. The disease manifests itself in that sons can become haemophiliacs and the disease is carried genetically via daughters to the next generation of sons.

As from 1st July 2008, the National Haemophilia Registrar has the sole responsibility for the issuing of the all GSDCA testing sheets and all GSDCA Hneg certificates.

This Australia wide scheme applies to imported male dogs and sons of imported females only ! In order for any GSD to be accepted as a stud dog and his progeny be registered by any Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) affiliated Kennel Control, the owners must supply :

  • proof of the dog having been x-rayed for Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia, and
  • the dog must have been tested for Haemophilia, with the owner in possession of an H neg Certificate for that dog.

 

Requirements:

  • All males from any other country imported into Australia must be in possession of an H.Neg certificate tested in Australia prior to ANY progeny being registered in Australia.
  • All sons of bitches from any other country imported into Australia must be in possession of an H.Neg certificate prior to ANY progeny being registered in Australia.
  • All sons of bitches from any other country imported in whelp into Australia must be in possession of an H.Neg certificate prior to ANY progeny being registered in Australia.
  • All sons of bitches where the bitch was impregnated with frozen or chilled semen from any male not in possession of an H.Neg certificate prior to ANY progeny being registered in Australia.

 

View the details of the Haemophilia Scheme in the GSDCA Regulations Manual  (section 3.4)

 

To participate in the GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme

Owners must contact the GSDCA National Haemophilia Registrar.

View the phone and email contact details here

View the Haemophilia Application Form on our Forms page