President’s Annual Report for 2005

Health Survey

The health survey has been compiled and the results have helped the AKC-CHF direct research grants to the areas of most need.

The Foundation has made several major grants in 2005

4/8/2005$19,150Degenreative Myelopathy ResearchContribution made to the AGSDCF that were specifically earmarked for Clemmon’s research & AGSDCF Matching Funds contributions (University of Florida)Dr. Roger Clemmons
4/8/205$2,000AKC Canine Health FoundationGrant #0257: Investigation of Predicators of Outcome for Canine Mast Cell Tumors (Auburn University)Dr. Elizabeth Whitney
4/8/205$5,000AKC Canine Health FoundationGrant #0276: To Study Microarray Analysis for Cardiac Gene Expression in German Shepherds with Sudden Death (Cornell University)Dr. Sydney Moise
12/13/2005$7,040Degenerative Myelopathy ResearchAGSDCF Matching Funds contributions (University of Florida)Dr. Roger Clemmons
12/13/2004$2,400AKC Canine Health FoundationGrant #0305: Study of Autoimmune Diseases (University of Utah)Dr. Wayne Potts

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society has several new members. The Foundation recognizes past donors as well as Heritage Society members on the Foundation web site. These donors are cumulative and divided into categories. Peter Cacioppo, our fund raising and structured gift ambassador, has made significant progress in our will and legacy contributions.

Foundation information in available on our new website This site includes the Foundation Officers, Directors, History, Grants, Contributions, Heritage Society, cookbook, Recognition sculpture, Annual Reports, Financial Reports as well as helpful links. The Foundation website has received over 16,000 visitors.

Carl B. Alaniz & Deborah Kniss
Sandy Bazyouros
Peter & Rhonda Cacioppo
Janet & David Coleman
Jim & Bobbie Cusick
Evan Ginsburg
Florence Susan Godek
Carol A. Hudd
Pat Lukos
Joan Matles
Kim K. McNamara
Robert and Patti Mitchell
Joan Morrow
Pam O’Dell
Ralph S. Roberts
Larry & Cheri Savage
Colette Skinner
Yvonne Skinner

Eagle Hill Shepherds
Rocknoll Shepherds
Cedar Creek Kennels
Asgard German Shepherds
Surigo Shepherds
Sarava Shepherds
Kimberlite Shepherds
Norberge Shepherds
Covina Knolls Kennels
Eclipse Shepherds

Thousand Oaks, CA
Oakland, CA
Moraga, CA
Bonsall, CA
Coral Springs, Florida
Hacienda Heights, CA
Scottsdale, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Aliquippa, PA
West Hartford, CT
Stockbridge, GA
Elkhorn, Nebraska
Oakland, CA
Snohomish, WA
Upland, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Henderson, NV
Henderson, NV

Personal Thank You

I will be retiring as President of the AGSDCF after this term. I wish to thank each of you for the support you have given me during the last thirteen years. Together we have accomplished a great deal for our wonderful breed, our friend and our companion Each of have my love and appreciation.