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About the GSDCA Hip and Elbow Breed Improvement Schemes


Breed Improvement Schemes
The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Inc (GSDCA) has developed a number of Schemes for breed improvement to the German Shepherd Dog as a Breed. Access to these schemes is available in all significant states and territories of Australia.
Those schemes are :
GSDCA Breed Survey Scheme
GSDCA Tattoo Scheme
GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Control Schemes
GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme
GSDCA Tooth Certificate Scheme
GSDCA Hereditary Diseases Scheme

Read specifically about the Hip Dyslpasia Scheme here, along with what's required and involved to have your dog participate in order to receive a 'Z' stamp

Read specifically about the Elbow Dysplasia Scheme here, along with what's required and involved to have  your dog participate in order to receive an 'A' stamp

UPDATE Re: Changes to the criteria for animals to be awarded the German Shepherd Dog Council
of Australia (GSDCA) ā€˜Zā€™ stamp.

At the 2010 GSDCA AGM held February, and after discussion and approval at the 2009 National Breed Commission Meeting, the following motion was subsequently carried:

That as from 1 September 2010 those animals that receive a Grade Two grading through the GSDCA Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme will only receive a GSDCA ā€˜Zā€™ stamp if the measurement of arthrosis is less than 3mm.

This motion comes into effect on the 1st September 2010, which means that any animal assessed with 3mm or more of arthrosis on any elbow will be deemed to have failed the GSDCA Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme and therefore will not be able to be presented to the GSDCA National Breed Survey Scheme.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact me on 03 50220393 any evening after 6.00pm.
Joylene Neddermeyer
GSDCA NBC Chairman

read the full notice here