GSCA Updates, May 2013
"On Point" serves as a
quick glance for members and visitors to find items of interest showcasing
club events involving our beloved Gordon Setters as well as current updates
The GSCA National for 2013 has ended. Thanks to
all of you who participated and attended this event in Tennessee.
Watch for links to results and photos.
Information for the 2014 GSCA National will be posted
Health & Genetics
Information - Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) Testing
PRA (progressive retinal atrophy)
testing is now available through the Animal
Health Trust (AHT) in the UK or the Orthopedic
Foundation for Animals (OFA/University of Missouri) in the USA. Both
labs use identical methodology and the results are sent directly to the
Who isn’t against animal cruelty? Be a Bird Dog Watchdog!
There’s an alarming increase in the number of municipal and state laws governing owning, breeding and hunting with dogs. Sometimes these laws are reasonable. Sometimes only parts of these laws are reasonable. And, sometimes the entire law is just a bad idea. There are so many of these laws cropping up across the country that I’m asking every member of the GSCA to be a watchdog and “bird dog” me to anything that crops up where you live.
I’m not asking you to evaluate if the law is good or bad. I’m not asking you to get involved. I’m simply asking you to please let me know of any law or ordinance proposed where you live that involves dogs or hunting.
- Is your town planning a dog park?
- Is your town or state considering limiting the number of dogs you may own?
- Is your town or state seeking legislation related to dog fighting or “puppy mills”?
- Is your town or state seeking to limit or restrict hunting?
Whether it’s a good law or a bad law, please be a Bird Dog Watchdog and let me know! The next time you’re watching your local television news, reading your local paper, or surfing the internet and come across anything related to any proposal by your local government that involves dogs or hunting, please send me an email, give me a call, or contact me on Facebook.
Be a Bird Dog Watchdog. It’s the right thing to do!
Jay Kitchener, GSCA Legislative Liaison
Now available online! The Gordon Setter Health Survey: Final Report by Margaret R. Slater, DVM, PhD:
DNA REQUIREMENT FOR ALL NATIONAL EVENTS
Don’t forget that ALL dogs (except ILP/PAL) dogs must have a valid AKC DNA number to enter GSCA National Events.
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