To view the Extended Breed Standard for the Stock Coat CLICK HERE
To view the Breed Standard for the Long Stock Coat CLICK HERE
BREED SURVEY BOOK INDEX
An index of all Breed Surveyed animals has been put together and can be found on the GSDCA website. These include all animals surveyed from 1978-2011. These files will be updated from time to time to include further survey years. Please be patient dowloading these files – they are very large!
MALES surveyed 1978 – 2012 CLICK HERE
FEMALES surveyed 1978 – 2012 CLICK HERE
BREED SURVEY VIDEO (courtesy of GSDCV)
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ARTICLES RELATING TO THE BREED
Louis Donald’s article re the Long Stock Coat CLICK HERE
Louis Donald’s GSD Breed Lecture Discussion and Analysis of the SV Breed Standard CLICK HERE
GSDCA Article on Anatomy of the Dog prepared by Herr Lothar Quoll CLICK HERE
BREED IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES
For further information relating to the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Naitonal Breed Improvement Schemes go to http://www.gsdcouncilaustralia.org/breed-matters/
Breed Survey Scheme
Hip & Elbow Schemes
Forms for Breed Survey and Hip & Elbow schemes are available in Forms.
GSDCA HD/ED CONTROL SCHEME
Breeders and Owners Please note
ANKC LRL survey have resulted in these amendments: GSD Litter Registration Limitation
Please ensure that your veterinarian is aware of this requirement, as documented on the GSDCA HD/ED Control Scheme Application form under “Advice to Veterinarian” which reads as follows:-
“Computer Radiography Generated Images (Digital X-rays): For computer radiography generated images (digital x-rays) to be accepted by the GSDCA Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme, the images must be of a high quality and saved as DICOM Images. (i.e. .dcm extension)”.
German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Inc.
PO Box 173, Macedon, Victoria, 3440, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5426 4286
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. Information on the GSD Council Australia Health & Welfare reporting program can be found here.
Hereditary Diseases Chairperson – Dr Karen Hedberg – Phone: 02 4571 2124 – Fax: 02 4571 2451 – E-mail
INHERITED DISEASES, CONDITIONS AND DISORDERS
The German Shepherd Dog is known to suffer from a number of conditions and genetic diseases and disorders. The link below will take you to the page on the GSDCA website which is dedicated to articles which will inform and educate regarding the conditions which have been known on occasions to affect the GSD.