American German Shepherd Dog
Charitable Foundation

In 2007, the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation (AGSDCF) made its first gift to support canine health studies at Morris Animal Foundation. Since then, AGSDCF has continued its investment in research, particularly in health concerns for the German Shepherd Dog.

Coronavirus Information for Dog Owners

As of March 12, 2020, one pet dog in China (whose owner had been diagnosed with COVID-19) has tested “weak positive” for the virus underlying this pandemic. The dog has not shown symptoms of illness and is under quarantine and care of the appropriate health officials. At this point, there is still no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to other animals or people. >>> Read the full report!

We help fund research studies aimed at reducing the incidence of medical conditions in the German Shepherd Dog and improving the effectiveness of treatment of many types of medical conditions.

We research and fund medical studies that look for the cause of, prevention of, and treatment of the German Shepherd Dog’s most debilitating issues.

Please help us help the breed with your donations.  >>> read more

We believe gene research will be extremely rewarding in the years ahead.

Your help is needed now to continue funding valuable research studies on various medical problems that affect not only the German Shepherd Dog  but also other breeds and even humans.

Help the fight against disease in the German Shepherd Dog  with a donation.   >>> read more

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We are proud to have fully funded a donor-inspired Morris Animal Foundation study D21CA-505: Whole genome sequencing to identify genetic risk factors for perianal fistulas (anal furtunculosis) in German Shepherd Dogs and Leonbergers. The chief investigator is Brian Catchpole BVetMed MSc(VetEd) PhD FHEA FRCVS at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London. For those of us who have been affected by this horrible disease, it’s a ray of sunshine. We hope you will join us by donating to this exciting study. 
>>>>> Read Mr. Catchpole letter