PURINA PRO CLUB MEMBERS
NOW IS THE TIME TO ROUND-UP THOSE PURINA EIGHT CIRCLES AND SUBMIT THEM TO THE PRO CLUB. THE GDCA'S DOLLARS TO THE CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION RELY ON YOU DOING YOUR PART TO ENSURE THE FUNDS FOR RESEARCH AND RESCUE ARE THERE TO ACCOMMODATE OUR FOUR LEGGED
GENTLE GIANTS.IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT CAROL GROSSMAN THIS IS THE ONLY DOG FOOD COMPANY WHO DONATES A PORTION OF YOUR DOLLARS SPENT ON FOOD TO BE USED FOR RESEARCH THROUGH THE CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION. Visit GDCA news page for more information.
The Votes Have Been Tallied! Results can be found here
Request from GDCA Internet Chairperson:
TO: GDCA Membership. We're looking for new candid photos of our dogs. Will need only those that exhibit dogs only, no handlers, show photos etc. (Check out Home Page for current photo samples.) Please submit .jpg to the Internet Chair. Thank you, Nancy
TO: Affiliate Club Secretary's. Please submit your upcoming show info so we can add it to the list on the website. Include Club name, date of show closing date, location, judge, contact person's email and show secretary.
Charitable Trust On-Line Auction
The Charitable Trust is currently hosting a group on Facebook named: GDCA Trust Fundraising Group. We are collecting donations virtually (donor keeps and ships at end of the auction) for our online auction event which will also be held on Facebook beginning on or about April 15th. Please share our page. Please donate items. Please attend our auction. Proceeds of this online auction will benefit canine megaesophagus research which affects many breeds including Great Danes. The Charitable Trust and the Great Dane Club of America have made large donations earmarked for this research as well. It is our goal to eventually identify the markers for this disease. Any questions may be posted on our page or you can contact Denise Matulich and/or Kathy Toomey via Private Message on Facebook. If you have items to donate please send a description and a photo to Denise or Kathy in a Private Message.
NOTICE FOR GDCA MEMBERS AND AFFILIATE SECRETARIES
First round ballots are in the mail to choose judges for 2018. Also included in the mailing is a question vote on whether you would like the Standards Committee to draft a color standard for the merle. If the majority vote yes, the Committee will get to work on developing a color standard for merle to be voted on by the membership at a later date. Please consider these ballots carefully and return both ballots before May 1st.
As you review the listing of Great Dane judges, please note that Barbara Steinbacher Dalane should have an * to indicate that she is a GDCA member.
Sue Davis Shaw
Visit the 2016 Great Dane Club of America National Info page
Q1 2016 bulletin
2017 National - Judging Panel
|NATIONAL SPECIALTY JUDGES|
|Breed: Carol Grossman -NV|
|Bitches: Phil Gray - IN|
|Dogs: Warren Benoit - LA|
FUTURITY JUDGES |
|Jeff Lawrence - IN |
|Patrice Lawrence - IN|
Reminder from the GDCA Internet Chair
Be sure to send your 2015 GDCA National winner photos to the Internet Chairman to be added to the National History Album. List dogs name and what achievement was earned.
IMPORTANT: Check Out Pet "Lemon Law" Sites By State
Genetic investigation of wobbler syndrome in Great Danes