You are hereMonthly News archive / July 2010
Reports and results presented at the 2010 NBC Meeting are now available. The sires progeny report from the National, the latest Hip & Elbow stats and several articles from Karen Hedberg regarding health issues in the GSD, line breeding and inbreeding, teeth and the lower jaw issues are provided for your information.
For your info some areas of breeding concern discussed at the meeting included underdeveloped teeth, missing p1s, p2s and p3s, underdeveloped upper and lower jaw, looseness of hock joints and over angulated hindquarters, exaggerated top lines, length of under chest and the usual length and lay of the upper arm and croup. Instability of the hocks and hindquarter is a growing concern.
Linebreeding and inbreeding were also discussed. Closer than 3:3 is not recommended.
Hip and Elbow results and the Sires Progeny report are available here
The Veterinary articles are available here
The Geelong branch of the GSDCV hosted our very successful annual Funday on Sunday July 18th. A great day was had by all. Everyone enjoyed the challenge of competing in their class, and having a go at the fastest recall and fastest tunneller. What fun. Congratulations to all the class winners.
View the gallery of Funday images here
Members Please READ
Attached is a letter form the GSDCA regarding the ANKC - GSD Survey re “Hip & Elbow Dysplasia Requirements for Registration of German Shepherd puppies on the Main Register” email that has been circulating.
Please ensure you are fully aware of what this Survey is all about and the process for voting on this issue by reading the letter attached here
Images and video from the GSDCV Open Endurance Trial, held on June 26th 2010. See what Endurance is all about !. Congrats to all competitors (dogs & handlers) on the day, 20kms of hard work and all passed the Endurance Test. Trial supported by Lort Smith Animal Hospital Vets
The Endurance Trial video
Images from the 2010 Endurance Trial