GPCA Health Committee
Under the support and guidance of the GPCA Constitution & Bylaws and the Code of Ethics, the Great Pyrenees Club of America’s Health Committee:
- Works to develop resources for basic and applied health programs to protect and improve the quality of life of the Great Pyrenees and their owners.
- Identifies, collects, and disseminates information concerning health issues that affect the Great Pyrenees.
- Serves as a resource of health information for owners, breeders, and health professionals, that will assist in breeding healthy and sound Great Pyrenees in accordance with the Breed Standard.
- Promotes, through education, the advancement of breed health.
This site is intended to provide health information regarding the Great Pyrenees Breed to its members and those who are inquiring about the Great Pyrenees. It is no way intended to diagnose or provide a method of treatment.
Acceptance and use of the information contained on this web site constitutes an acknowledgement that the user hereby releases and indemnifies the Great Pyrenees Club of America, and its officers, directors, members, and agents from any and all liability and damages sustained by the user as a result of any information obtained from this web site.
GPCA Health Committee Members
Volunteers are always needed and always welcomed! Any GPCA Member in good standing who wishes to volunteer and assist us on this very important committee may contact Peggy Watson, Chairman.
|Health Committee Chairman|
OFA, CHIC & CHF Representative
Bulletin Article Submissions
Seminar & Clinic Coordination
|Affiliated Club Liaison for Health||Maria Church Davisemail@example.com|
|General Health Committee Members:|
|Robert & Sherry Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Church Davisemail@example.com|
|Laurie McDonough Greaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terry Denny Combsemail@example.com|
|GPCA Health Website:||Sue Colefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|GPCA Sponsored Programs|
|Health Awards & Recognition:||Darrell Goolsbeeemail@example.com|
|Longevity Awards:||Flo Laicherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health Survey - Database:||Stephanie Whitneyemail@example.com|
|GPCA Sponsored Projects|
|Dwarf Marker:||Peggy Watsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|GPCA Project Participation (Projects where Pyrenees Owners Can Participate)|
|CHIC DNA Repository Program||CHICDNA@gpcahealth.org|
|Champions of Health Program (OFA)||Nancy Wood Tabor (chair)||email@example.com|
|Health Disorders GPCA Resources|
|Glanzmann's Thrombastenia "GT"||TBD|
|Neronal Degeneration (NDG)||Sue Blevinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Affiliated Club Representative for Health Program
The GPCA Health Committee introduced the Affiliated Club Representative for Health program to the membership in 2006. We currently have 20 regional clubs & rescue organizations participating in our information network.
The purpose of the program is to provide health information to those regional club members who are involved in club activities, share our concern for, and own Great Pyrenees, but who may or may not be members of the GPCA.
Health information based upon individual or club requests, current research and occurrence rates within the breed is provided to the regional club health representative for distribution to their membership on a bi-monthly basis.
FMI contact: Jan Waitz (Affiliated Club Liaison) email@example.com
Affiliated Club Representatives for Health
Participating Clubs (updated Aug 2013)
|Name of Club||Affiliated Club Representative|
|Garden State Great Pyrenees Club (GSGPC)||Victoria Coffman|
|Great Pyrenees Club of Western PA (GPCWP)||Betsy Walter|
|Penn-Dutch Great Pyrenees Club (PDGPC)||David Kintsfather|
|Pyrenean Fanciers of the North East (PFNE)||Robert Young|
|National Capital Area Great Pyrenees Club (NCAGPC)||Betsy Gartland|
|Metro Atlanta Great Pyrenees Club (MAGPC)||Robert Low|
|Florida Great Pyrenees Club (FGPC)||Darlene Hannan|
|Great Pyrenees Club of Metro Milwaukee (GPCMM)||Erina Fitzgerald|
|North Star Great Pyrenees Club of Minnesota (NSGPC)||Marnie Loven-Bell|
|Heart of Ohio Great Pyrenees Club (HOGPC)||Ellie Schultz|
|Great Pyrenees Club of Greater Chicago (GPCGC)|
|Dallas/Ft. Worth Great Pyrenees Club (DFWGPC)|
|Arizona Great Pyrenees Association (AZ Pyrs)||Peggy Watson|
|Enchantment Great Pyrenees Club (EGPC)||Day & Bet Moss|
|Mile High Great Pyrenees Club (MHGPC)||Moya Lateer|
|Alaskan Great Pyrenees Club (AGPC)||Dale Sherman|
|Columbia-Cascade Great Pyrenees Club (CCGPC)||Marsha Pope|
|Great Pyrenees Alliance of the West (GPAW)||Terry Denney-Combs|
|Great Pyrenees Association of Southern California Rescue (GPASC)||Laurel Cain Denk|
|Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club (SPGPC)|
|Great Pyrenees Club of Puget Sound (GPCPS)||Joan Stewart-Ruiz|
Articles prepared for the GPCA Affiliated Representative for Health Program
The Committee reports annually to the membership and usually meets during the National Specialty week. The reports are published below.
CHIC DNA Repository Application (PDF)
Longevity Award Application (PDF)
Health Awards Application (PDF)
Champion for Health Application (PDF)