Forms, Fees and Rates

The German Shepherd Dog Association of Western Australia (Inc) has application forms, with fees and/or rates included, for :

The Application Forms, Fees and Rates currently in use are included below.

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Membership

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG ASSOCIATION of WA (Inc).
New Membership Application Form
and
Renewal of Membership Application Form

Send your completed form to :

The Secretary, GSDA of WA (Inc)
GPO Box S 1299
City Delivery Centre
Perth WA 6849

 

Types of Membership.

Single Membership :Types of Membership.

Any person eighteen (18) years or over shall be eligible for single membership.

Double Membership :

Any person and their spouse or de facto partner shall be eligible for double membership.

Family Membership :

A family Membership shall be for Parent/s and bona fide dependent children up to eighteen (18) years of age, Grandparents and bona fide grandchildren up to eighteen (18) years of age and Official Guardians and children under the guardianship up to eighteen (18) years of age, such children shall be eligible for all the privileges of junior membership.

Junior Membership :

The Association may admit as a Junior Member any person under eighteen (18) years of age, who owns or part owns a German Shepherd Dog, on payment of such subscription as the members at a properly constituted General Meeting shall decide. Junior Members may not hold office nor vote at any General Meeting but may exercise such other privileges as are from time to time decided by the members at a properly constituted General Meeting.

Country Membership :

Any person(s) residing in excess of 50kms from the GPO Perth may be admitted as a country member on payment of such subscription as the members at a properly constituted General Meeting shall decide.

Life Membership:             

The Office Bearers of the Management Committee may, with the consent of a General Meeting, confer Life Membership upon any member in recognition of  valuable service rendered to the Association provided the listed conditions are met (The conditions can be found under 11.7 of the GSDA of WA Domestic Rules)

Honorary Membership :

Any person visiting this state who is a bona fide financial member of any other German Shepherd Association or Club or Council may be made an Honorary member of the Association and shall during such visit be granted all rights and privileges of a member, except the right to hold office or vote at any Association meetings, provided that such membership he limited to eight (8) weeks. (Approval may be granted by any member of the Executive.)

Associate Membership:

Any person may become an Associate Member on payment of such subscription as the members at a properly constituted General Meeting shall decide. The privileges of Associate Membership of the GSDA of WA (Inc) shall consist of the right to attend any General Meeting, as an observer only, and, subject to age constraints, (under eighteen (18) years of age), the right to compete as a junior handler in GSDA of WA (Inc) point score competitions.

 


GSDCA Breed Survey Scheme

The Breed Survey Scheme is a nationally accredited scheme run by the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia. At a minimum age of eighteen months the dog/bitch is presented to a panel of GSDCA Breed Surveyors who assess the animal not only on its breed worth but also on its character and temperament. During the assessment the dog is gun tested, crowd tested and the dogs reaction to all aspects of the survey observed. Any fault in temperament is an automatic fail no matter how beautiful the animal is. After assessment, providing the dog has the necessary hereditary diseases criteria and has passed the temperament tests, the animal is classified as suitable for breeding and recommendations made as to a suitable mate.

Qualification for Survey :
Any purebred KC registered German Shepherd Dog or Bitch between the age of 18 months and 8 years on the date of the survey.

Object of the Breed Survey :
To promote and offer guidance for the uniform development of the Breed to its inherent working qualities.

 

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG ASSOCIATION of WA (Inc).
Breed Survey Application Form

Send your completed form to :

Club Survey Registrar of GSDA of WA
Ms V Beaton

78 Carawatha Avenue
Mount Nasura WA 6112
Enquiries : 08 93999988

The current fee is $35.00, which includes GST (Cheques made payable to the “GSDA of WA”).

Forms must be received by seven (7) days prior to the scheduled date of the Breed Survey.

 

Note : For interstate Breed Survey, the BS 4 application must be sent to and approved by the local State Chief Surveyor.

 


GSDCA Tattoo Scheme

All puppies are tattooed at 7-8 weeks of age in the right ear with three letters and three numbers. The letters represent the breeders’ prefix and the numbers the individual puppy. Each tattoo is unique and is used as identification in all of our schemes. An added side benefit is that through the tattoo number and via the breeder a lost animal can be quickly reunited with its owner and no special equipment is required to read a tattoo. For related information, refer above to link for “Detailed Breed Survey Scheme Information“.

For a copy of the current scheme requirements contact :

Tattoo Registrar:- Mrs Margaret Adams
Tel: 08 9451 8784 – Email: adashad@bigpond.com
or

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 

For WA breeders requiring their litter of puppies to be tattooed, submit details to the State Tattoo Registrar :

 

 


GSDCA Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme

GSDCA Hip Dysplasia Scheme :

At twelve months or older the dog is x-rayed and the plates scored and graded, if the animals hips fall into the normal parameters for breeding the dog is given an ‘A’ Stamp.

GSDCA Elbow Dysplasia Scheme :

This scheme is similar to the hip scheme again if the elbows fall within normal parameters the dog is given a ‘Z’ Stamp.

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG ASSOCIATION of WA (Inc).
Application for GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Form.

Send your completed form to :

The State HD & ED Registrar
Ms Vicki Beaton

78 Carawatha Avenue

Mount Nasura WA 6112

E-mail.: vkn81176@bigpond.net.au

 

Cheques must be payable to : GSDCA (Inc).

Please indicate on the form, your preference of reader. ie. Dr. J. Richardson (WA) or Dr. Lavelle (Vic).

 


GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme

Procedures for the GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme testing and issue of the GSDCA H neg Certificate.

At the 2008 GSDCA AGM, a motion was carried to replace the individual State Club Haemophilia Registrars with one National Haemophilia Registrar for the GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme. As from 1st July 2008, the National Haemophilia Registrar has the sole responsibility for the issuing of the all GSDCA testing sheets and all GSDCA Hneg certificates.

To participate in the GSDCA Haemophelia Scheme owners must contact the National Haemophilia Registrar, Dr Karen Hedberg :

The GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme Registrar for the GSDCA (Inc) is :

Dr Karen Hedberg
Phone: 02 4571 2124 – Fax: 02 4571 2451
E-mail: <gsdvetkh@bigpond.com>

This Australia wide scheme applies to imported male dogs and sons of imported females only ! In order for any GSD to be accepted as a stud dog and his progeny be registered by the Canine Association of WA (CAWA) or any Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) affiliated Kennel Control, the owners must supply :

proof of the dog having been x-rayed for Hip Dysplasia and Elbow Dysplasia, and
the dog must have been tested for Haemophilia, with the owner in possession of an H neg Certificate for that dog.

The two alternate procedures to be followed for the H neg Certificate are simple, as set out in 1 and 2 below.

1.  If the dog is to be tested by Dr Brendon Kay, the GSDA of WA’s Honorary Veterinarian, at the Applecross Veterinary Centre, 9 Sleat Road. Applecross, 9364 7536, then :

Make an appointment to have the dog blood tested for haemophilia.
A GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme numbered Work Book is held by Dr Brendon Kay.
When the sample has been taken, it will be sent to Melbourne University, Werribee, Victoria for testing.
The result is then returned to the dispatching Veterinarian, Dr Kay.

Send the Registrar a (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) with a note to say that your dog is being tested by Dr Kay. The Registrar will file your envelope in the interim.

On receipt of the work sheet sent by Dr Kay, indicating that the factor 8 count is within the normal parameters, the Registrar will issue the H neg certificate and post it in your SASE.
2.  If your dog is going to be tested by any other Veterinarian of your choice, then please follow the steps outlined underneath. This is an alternate procedure for H neg testing under the GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme, if your dog is going to be tested by a veterinarian of your choice other than Dr Kay, then :

Send the Registrar a SASE and a completed GSDA of WA Haemophilia Scheme Application Form,
attached below, (to be cut at the dotted lines). The Registrar will issue the GSDCA numbered Work Sheet and file your SASE.

On receipt of your work sheet, make an appointment with the veterinarian of your choice. The veterinarian must have a centrifuge in order to be able to participate and treat the blood sample for transmission for the haemophilia testing centre in Werribee, Victoria. Your veterinarian will send the GSDCA numbered Work Sheet and the blood to Werribee for testing.

On completion of testing, that Work Sheet is returned, and either the dog’s owner or the veterinary surgeon sends it on to the Registrar.

On sighting the work sheet, the Registrar will make out a GSDCA H neg, certificate which bears the same number as the Work- Sheet, and return it to the owner of the dog in the self addressed stamped envelope previously provided.
A copy of the H neg certificate, notorized by a JP, School Teacher, Post Master or any Commissioner of Declarations, is forwarded to the CAWA. Please ensure that you keep the original, which will be required to be presented at Breed Survey in order for the H neg qualification to be affixed to your dog’s name.

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG ASSOCIATION of WA (Inc).
Application for the GSDCA Haemophilia Scheme Testing.

Send your completed form to :

National Hereditary Diseases Registrar
Dr Karen Hedberg
Phone: 02 4571 2124 – Fax: 02 4571 2451
E-mail: <gsdvetkh@bigpond.com>

 


GSDCA Tooth Certificate

GSDCA TOOTH CERTIFICATES

The GSDCA tooth certificate is the only recognised certificate that can be used for Shows and Breed Survey.
No other form of documentation is accepted.

The President or the Breed Affairs Chairman should inform all overseas judges that this is an official certificate and is the only one to be accepted.

The final and only arbitrator and issuer of Certificates shall be the President of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia.

The required fee as at 1st September 2005 is $35.00.

For a tooth certificate to be issued the following procedure must be met.

For animals not previously breed surveyed.

1. X-ray proof that a normal, healthy, developed adult tooth existed at a point of time. Certificates will only be issued where a tooth or teeth have been removed or are not visible from above the gum line. The x-ray must be identified radiographically with the dog’s name and GSDCA Tattoo number.
The documentation must be forwarded to the Club Chief Surveyor/Breed Affair Chairman with the required fee.

The onus of proof shall be squarely upon the owner of the dog to prove absolutely beyond all doubt that the said tooth was a normal healthy adult (secondary) tooth.

For animals that have been surveyed

2. A copy of the Breed Survey Certificate verifying complete dentition must be forwarded to the Club Chief Surveyor/Breed Affairs Chairman with the required fee.

In both sets of circumstances the Club Chief Surveyor/Breed Affairs Chairman must forward all correspondence and x-rays and the required fee to the President of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia. A letter of recommendation from the Club Chief Surveyor/Breed Affairs Chairman must also accompany the application.

Please note that an animal with damaged/broken teeth do not require a Tooth Certificate as it is only where the tooth is not visible above the gum line.

The Breed Affairs Chairman is only used when there is no Club Chief Surveyor.

For any further information on current certificate requirements contact :

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 

Also, for further information and “PDF format print-out”, refer above to link for “Detailed Breed Survey Scheme Information“.

 


Breeders Directory

The German Shepherd Dog Association of Western Australia (Inc) is pleased to alphabetically list registered breeders, all of whom conform to the club’s Recommended Breeding Practices and GSDCA Breed Improvement Schemes with all of their breeding dogs and bitches in their breeding programme.

For a copy of the current Breeders Directory Application Form and requirements, use the link below or contact :

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 

Send your completed form to :

GSDA of WA Breeder Application

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 


Stud Dog Directory

The German Shepherd Dog Association of Western Australia (Inc) is pleased to alphabetically list registered stud dogs, all of which conform to the club’s Recommended Breeding Practices and GSDCA Breed Improvement Schemes and all service duties are only with bitches which also conform to the same practices and schemes.

Note :  To be included on the Stud Dog Register, the dog must have been Breed Surveyed and successfully classified.

For a copy of the current Stud Dog Directory Application Form and requirements, use the link below or contact :

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 

Send your completed form to :

GSDA of WA Stud Dog Application

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

 

 


Magazine Advertising

For a copy of the current advertising requirements contact :

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.

or

Magazine Editor:- Mrs Margaret Adams
Tel: 08 9451 8784 – Email: adashad@bigpond.com


Website Directories and Advertising

For a copy of the current directories and advertising requirements contact :

Webmaster:
Rob Pritchard
E webmaster@gsdawa.org


Trophy Donations

For a copy of the current donation requirements contact :

Honorary Secretary:
Anna Mitchell
M 0412 420 711
E secretary@gsdawa.org

GPO Box S1299, City Delivery Centre, Perth WA 6849, Australia.


 Puppy Certificate For Breeders