Midland & West of England Great Dane Club

Midland & West of England Great Dane Club

Est. 1948

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Welcome to the

The Great Dane Breed Council   Information page

DCM  Update

4th Great Dane Health Day  29/10/2017

Breed Council Meeting and AGM   27th March 2017

Breed Council Meeting 26th September 2016

Breed Council Meeting & AGM  Report 21st March 2016

3rd Great Dane Health Day 1/11/2015

Breed Council Meeting Report   26th March 2015

BC Special General Meeting  13th November 2014

Breed Council Judges List Criteria 2014

Synopsis of BC Meeting 3/10/2013

2nd Health Day 22/9/2013:-

Health Report  2013   24/7/2013

KC Breed Watch….

Colour Code of Ethics 7/9/2012

Health Report  2012 18/7/2012

It has been brought to the attention of the GDBC that some ill advised people have been using various social media platforms to abuse, and bully. It must be known that this reflects badly on the perpetrators and will not be tolerated. For guidelines and advice regarding this, please click here Kennel Club Issues Advice On Social Media Use and Facebook Rules and be aware that there will be consequences, and extreme cases of threat or bullying will be reported to the legal authorities

On the 25th January the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the Animal Health Trust launched the "Give a Dog a Genome" project and we are pleased to announce that our application to be included has been accepted. The £1000 donation for each breed is being matched by the Kennel Club. All nine Breed Clubs are fully supporting this research to create the UK's largest Genome bank.  This will be of considerable help in the understanding of the canine genome and improve canine health.

The aim is to sequence the entire genomes (consisting of 2.4 billion DNA letters) of 50 different breeds by the end of 2016. The Health sub-committee made its initial enquiry to the AHT in mid-February, securing a place subject to receipt of the donation. The uptake in the project by breeds has been extremely quick. The £1000 donation money came from the Breed Council (8 clubs) and the Great Dane Breeders and Owners. There are now over 70 breeds who have applied to join and in addition to the original 50 required, the AHT hope to move forward in 2017 with a further 25. It is understood that we are included in the first 50 to be sequenced.

For more information it is suggested that you visit the AHT website at www.aht.org.uk/gdg

PLEASE SEND YOUR UPDATED JUDGING CV’S TOGETHER WITH PASS CERTIFICATES to: Mrs O. Bates, Heyescroft, Northwich Road, Stanthorne, Middlewich. CW10 9JE if you would like to be included on the Great Dane Breed Council Judges List . Remember A3, B & C lists need to re-apply annually.

For application forms and updated qualification requirements click here


A letter from the Chairman of the GDBC Mr Tony Pearce regarding the lack of support for the 2017 BC health day which has had to be cancelled. Please click HERE to view.