Health & Genetics Committee

 

Chair: Carolyn Gerganoff

The Health & Genetics Committee continually evaluates and recommends funding for studies that are of great importance to the health of breed.  Recent studies include the important health issue of degenerative myelopathy.

The Committee objective is to have more GSD testing performed and to have results published so that information is available to breeders and researchers.


CHIC Program & Certificate

The CHIC program is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

Read more:  CHIC Program & Certificate


GSDCA Health Award of Merit – Ginny Altman

The GSDCA Health Award of Merit is presented to current club members whose GSD has passed the parent club’s comprehensive set of required health tests and evaluations.  Tests are verified on the OFA Database.

The current requirements for the Health Award of Merit include passing: OFA Hips & Elbows, GSDCA Temperament Test, OFA Cardiac and Thyroid tests.  The requirement to perform and publish the DM test is also included, but because of continuing research, the dog's DNA status/results will not disqualify a dog.

Read more:  GSDCA Health Award of Merit application form

Read more: GSDCA Health Award of Merit Explanations from OFA and GSDCA


Health Award of Merit Recipients

2005
CaralonQED Rasenhof RedQueen

Faithrock CaralonQED Ruby Queen
Gerol Z Lintichu
Mechanical Bull of Edan
Monarch’s Carch a Dream
Monarch’s Jasmin N’ Jade
Otto vom Prinzenhof
Remember vom Jagerstadt
Von Kay’s Kaiser Maximilian
Worrywort Avantgarde Vontasz
Zinna vom Twin Falls

2006
CaralonQED Cutback Runner

Dawnhill’s Calm Before The Storm
Fircrest Princess Tara
Hannah of Stonybrook Farm
Henry Vom Odland
Jubilee von Fernheim
Kenlyn’s Big Shot v Sunfarms
Lorien’s Lady Day
Majestic’s Nickolas
Majestic’s Nadia
Ola Vom Felsenschloss
Regalwise Oreo
Sadie of Stonybrook Farm
Starr Surefire Superhero Of FS
Witch N’ Famous of Riata-Edan

2007
Cathlin’s Rocky Raider

Dawnhill’s The Wind in the Willows
Eik vom Clausberg
Good to the Last Drop of Edan
Hallmark’s Evenstar of Rivendell
Hallmark’s Wynnter Moon for Neil
If I Ran The Zoo of Edan
Jecoda Zytut Caliente
Joelle’s Leonardo Windward
Kenlyn’s Connie v Kaleef
Leri Gallon
Samuri’s Pixel Perfect
Shadowland’s Princess Kneesha
Sierra’s ryan Express Selah
Starr Hallmark Hemi Supercharger
Tripphill’s Annick
Wyman’s Daisey v Joelle
Zytut-Kota’s Brock v HiCliff
Greenwood’s Pandora
Majestic’s Keepsake v Bon-Jon
Nordlicht Southern Gentleman

2008
Majestic’s Candy v Jendhi Shepherds

Majestic’s Dawn’s Early Light
Majestic’s Knight v Dellhaven
Melana’s Orion
Melana’s Shakira
Mistique’s Madison Norland (CKC)
Schokrest Whirlaway Oklahoma TC

2009
Adelgard’s Guilty As Charged V Tsali

Andaka-Zederland’s U R It
Asgard Harley Davidson v Plamark
Bleibtreu Caralon Dax Derouse
Dawnhill’s Calm Before The Storm
Dawnhill’s Motown Magic
Dawnhill’s Zelda
Eclipse’s Strength of Atlas
Faithrock Caralon Good Vibrations
Faithrock Caralon Surfer Girl
Grey Pines’ Krusher
Helios von Hirsman
Majestic’s Key to My Heart
Majestic’s Ruffles Has Ridges
Majestic’s Siegfried
Majestic’s Siegund
Majestic’s Trouble Abounds
Majestic’s Vachon
Melana’s Mojito
Nocturne’s Beverly
Pleasanthill Chicago Vtruenrth
Riverrock’s Hotel California
Rohan’s Reward
Windvane’s Luv’N Scoopfull

2010
Berlin An Granville Vom Gildaf

Casamoko’s Black Hill’s Gold
Covy Tucker Hill’s TJR’s Marc Flex
Dawnhill’s Yozuri
Debrut’s Pick Me The Only One
DeBrut’s The Shadow Knows
Jubilee von Fernheim
Kaywind’s Debonair Dionysus
Kaywind’s Enchanting Echo

2011
Anne-Isle’s Promise Keeper

Casamoko’s Northern Lights
Falke’s Blade vom Mittelwest
El Dorado’s Double Eagle

2012
Dawnhill’s Zomer Wit v Winstrom

Deestrum-Andaka’s Jagged Edge
Dreamweaver’s Pabst Blue Ribbon
Jericho’s Bravo of Windspirit
Kaleef’s WPT Texas Hold’Em
Lovestead’s Anvil
Majestic’s Sissi
Majestic’s Xquisite V Dellhaven
Majestic’s You’ve Got It All Baby

2013
Berlin An Granville Vom Gildaf

Britta vom Sturm und Drang
Casmoko’s California Gld Rush
Casmoko’e Land of the Midnight Sun
Casamoko’s Need for Speed
Crosswind’s Vision Quest of Brownhill
DeBrut n Kimik’s Daisy Cutter
Fritzi Vom Sturm und Drang
Good To The Last Drop of Edan
Jonah-Malibar’s Titan of Cheyenne
Lakota’s HitMan of Cantar
Legend’s Mistique Devon v Norland
Nyla Knight's Allie

Roland Glen Fingers Vom Ryanhaus
Schatten-Suboja’s Victoria Secret
Tazzman’s Aregon
Veronda’s Rock-On v Bo-Hem

2014
She Izabella Granville

Amadeus Jazzed Up On Coltrane von Granville

2015
Top Hat v Schatten’s Elizabeth Arden of Suboja
IT TC

2016
UKC CH VP Bourne Spencer von Granville STAR CGC TC NTD

2017
Heska vom Haus Morrisson
TC CGCA CGCU BN CD IT TKA
Jeaux vom Haus Morrisson TC CGCA DS DM IT

2018
DAE CH Pleasant Hills Crystal Lake v True North HT PT TC
DAE CH Pleasant Hills Madaline HSAsM RN TC GSDCA 13 Club
Pleasant Hills True North Winchester HT/PT HSAs TC
DAE MBISS GCHG Am/Can CH Pleasant Hills Chicago v True North HSAsM HIAs BN RN TC
CH Vadara's Sale of the Century TC
CH Kaleef's WPT Texas Hold'em TC
CH Peakes Brook Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap TC

2019
Dawn Van DyKen
     Dawnhill’s Hatteras TC ROM
     DAE CH Dawnhill’s Sparta TC CGC RE BN
     Dawnhill’s Jango TC
     DAE CH Dawnhill’s Cedar Springs TC CGC RE BN
Steven Siwecki
     Fil-Am Xerxes Vom Haus Morrisson TC
Laura A. Marrocco
     CH Faithrock’s Wyatt Earp V Tin Roof TC RN
Rebecca Little  (2)
     CH Casamoko’s Pick Your Poison V Peakes Brook TC
     Peakes Brook Xceeds All Xpectations TC
Jennifer M. Riess
     Majestic’s Best of Dellhaven TC
Jacqueline L. Smith
     CH Peakes Brook Amazing Angel

2020
Deborah Stern
     PAM DAE CH Woodside's Once Upon A Time RN HT PT HSCs HSAs FSSs AXP AJP OA OAJ CGC CGCU FDC TKN TC


The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation provides support to health studies and research for German Shepherd Dogs.