About the Foundation 2017-10-04T21:13:14+00:00

The AGSDCF Purpose

Funding Canine Research & Medical Studies

The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation funds reaarch and medical studies that look for the cause of and prevention of the breed’s most dehavilitating issues.

Some of the projects funded specifically focus on the causes (and prevention) of the following diseases:

  • cardiac defects
  • esophageal defects
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • toxic gut syndrome
  • bloat (gastric torsion)
  • spinal cord/degenerative myelopathy
  • hypothyroidism

Genetic Research

We believe gene research will be key to these efforts in the years ahead and we are working closely with the AKC Canine Health Foundation on research projects.

How You Can Help

Your help is urgently needed now. Enter in the fight by contributing generously and follow your initial gift by annual donations. Talk with the AGSDCF about including a gift in your will. The Foundation recognizes that charitable gifts can be structured in many different ways and can help you with that process.

Please donate generously to help the German Shepherd breed. You may specify which studies and programs your funds should be applied to.

How Did the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation Get Started?

Founded by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America

Each year the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. receives requests for contributions to worthy projects. Although the GSDCA makes donations from the general fund, it is not a tax exempt organization.

The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1984 in order to provide an independent organization that could accept tax-deductable donations for the benefit of the German Shepherd Dog, .

Help Us Continue Funding Canine-Focused Research

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.