This is a scheme for betterment of the German Shepherd Dog breed.
An electronic form for capturing health information regarding the GSD is available. It is extremely important that our Health and Welfare Committee can receive data relating to the health of the pedigree GSD in a timely manner and this form simplifies the process.
The following link will take owners to a PDF form to capture relevant information. (Download and edit in Adobe acrobat, and submit)
Contents submitted on the form are confidential and for official use only.
For details of Veterinary articles and Health information pertaining to the GSD please go to the Veterinary Fact Sheets page.
GSD Health and Welfare – Hereditary Diseases
The GSDCA has set up a Hereditary Diseases Subcommittee to monitor, investigate and recommend remedial action on emerging disorders that may affect breed development. Through these initiatives, the GSDCA and its affiliate members have built up much knowledge and resources on the veterinary aspects of many disorders/conditions which may affect the German Shepherd Dog.
Over the years, many articles have been published by the GSDCA in its National Review Magazine to inform GSD enthusiasts of topical veterinary and health matters.
To report disorders, conditions and health matters observed or diagnosed in German Shepherd Dogs or Puppies to the Hereditary Diseases Scheme, please forward information to the GSDCA so it may gather all available data to better understand what may be occurring and affecting breed development.
Breed Health & Welfare Committee Chair – Dr Candy Baker Phone: 0409 168 299 – E-mail
ANKC Health and Welfare
The ANKC considers that the health and physical welfare of dogs is of prime importance and is reviewing and will continue to review Breed Standards to reflect this policy. (Instituted October 2008).