Shiloh Health Survey 2000
Sponsored by the Shiloh Shepherd Dog
Club of America, Inc.
Please respond to this
survey knowing you will be making your contribution to a healthier, longer
life for future generations of our beautiful breed.
Please print or write clearly so your valuable information can be
Shortcut: Whether you have one Shiloh Shepherd or more, we must have
your input to make this survey worthwhile. We would love to hear that your
dog(s) have been healthy, but if they havent, we need to know which
genetic problems they have. If you know the status of your dogs health
without having to check medical records or review the list of GSD
diseases, just enter the total number of dogs you owned during the survey
period in the space provided on Page 1. Please review the categories and if your dog has a
problem, please mark the applicable lines, listing appropriate sex and
group. Then go to the last page and write in either No Genetic Disease
diagnosed or write in the name of the disease(s) your dog is being
treated for. Example: Discospondylitis, 1 male, age 6.
Mail the completed form to the TCCP, 702
Rein Dr, Killeen, TX 76542.
If you would take or
mail the vet letter and survey to your vet, it would add to the value of
our survey. Also, if you are unsure of a diagnosis or cant remember the
name, either go through the list of diseases or call your vet to get the
GENERAL SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS:
- Gather your vet information, vets telephone number,
and breeding records.
- Invite one or more of your Shiloh beauties to curl up
at your feet to remind you why this survey is important. If you only
have one or more dogs, the survey will take just a few minutes (see
the shortcut above). If you are a breeder, plan to spend a little more
worthwhile time. The Litter Survey should be returned by July
31, 2000. Please fill it out now and mail it promptly.
- Go to Page 1 of the survey and in the first paragraph
enter the number of dogs you owned and/or co-owned during the Jan. 1,
1991-Dec. 31, 1999 survey period.
If your dog turned 1 year of age between 1991 and 1993, put him
in Group A, if he turned 1 year of age in 1994-96, put him in Group B,
if between 1997 and 1999, put him in Group C. Enter the total number of dogs whether healthy or with a
- Go through each of the diagnostic systems (e.g.,
Digestive) and enter the number of dogs diagnosed with the genetic
disease. Separate groups, as well as males from females according to
the column headings. Do this with each disease.
- Review the 138 genetic diseases known to occur in the
GSD. They are listed with the symptoms first followed by the technical
name. If after reviewing the list, your dogs disease isnt
listed, go to Page 7 of the survey and enter the name of the disease
in the blank spaces provided. Enter Group Code (A, B, C), then enter
male or female and the age at the onset of the disease.
- Fill in the Hip survey. This will help us more
accurately estimate the percentage of hip dysplasia currently found in
the Shiloh Shepherd.
- Breeders, please complete the litter survey.
- Mail or take the vet survey to your veterinarian for
completion. The sooner you mail your completed survey, the sooner the
data can be compiled.
- If you have any questions about how to fill out the
survey, please contact one of the following individuals:
- Pat Urso (CDT)
- Pam DymondWeed (PDT) 206-542-3555
- Mynde Bunker (PDT)
- Karen Ursel (EDT) 716 346 6741 (between 7 9 PM
EDT only, please)
- Lyn Segee (EDT) 716 658-3240 (between 7-9 PM EDT)
be considerate of the time zone and available hours if stated when
- Mail the completed form to the:
702 Rein Dr.
Killeen, TX 76542
All three surveys will be documented separately, and need not be
sent in together. Upon arrival the TCCP will remove your survey forms and
file them into the appropriate category. Your envelope will be destroyed
and unless you have volunteered to provide us with your personal data (on
the survey form itself), only tracking numbers will be assigned to each
Sire and Dam that you have given us an ISSR number for.
All others will be categorized as other and grouped separately.
Thank you for your help in
protecting the future of our magnificent Shiloh Shepherds!
you know of anyone owning a Shiloh who has not received a copy of this
survey, please direct them to our website or have them contact me to
obtain a printed copy. Full participation by all is vital to the success
of the breed.
To download these files, please right click on each file and do a
"save as" to your computer. The files must be opened in Adobe
Acrobat Reader which is available for free for many different
operating systems. If you have trouble downloading these files, please
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and
I will send you a printed copy of each survey. Our goal is to have the
surveys returned by October 15, 2000.
wishing to discuss this survey with other owners & breeders is welcome
to join our public e-mail group.
preliminary data is being tabulated. Some of the results
are now available.