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The Survey was set up by the GSD Breed Council. It is a detailed examination of any GSD over 18 months by one of a number of very experienced Championship Show Judges. Dog and bitches presented for Survey must have a hip-score of no more than a total of 20 with no more than 12 on one hip. They must also have an elbow score of no more than 1 for a Class 1 or 2 for a class 2. They must have been parentage tested and, in the case of males, haemophilia tested. Apart from the detailed examination of their construction and movement, dogs being surveyed are also given a gun-test.
GSD Club of Essex was a founder member of the GSD Breed Council which was formed in 1986 and the Club hosted the very first Adult Breed Survey 7th April 1991. The Surveyor was Malcolm Griffiths who surveyed 30 dogs, of which some had travelled for many miles to be included in this ground-breaking event. They were: Bridge’s ASTANA DEMURE (Notts), Lowe’s BARBATRES ANASTIA (Kent), Bertram’s BERTOUA GUIDO (Essex), Eastwood’s DAVAL ZUTA of ANTILLI (Surrey), Reynolds’ DIXIE of GARONELLE (Milton Keynes), ELLENSLORD HACKER (Surrey), Blyth’s FEDOR of SHALIDORA (Essex), Benton’s GAYVILLE’S IEKO of SANSARC (Kent), Wileman’s KAYARD’S NANDA (Derby), Denyer’s MARCO v HAUS GERO (Herts), Middleton & Watkin’s CH. MIDROSS SONNY (Shrops), Faulk’s CH. MOONWINDS GOLDEN EMIR (Somerset), Watkin’s NIXZETA ALFI (Shrops), Bice’s NORGRAY RANGER UDex (Suffolk), Bertram’s RENA SENNERBLUT at BERTOUA (Essex), Blackman’s RONDEAUX’S NYTA (Hants), Frizel’s ROSETOWN JACK (Notts), Miller’s CH. SAGARO DANZAK (Kent), Ford’s SHERACYN QUEBECKER (Essex), Reynold’s VIDBAR IRKA at GARONELLE (Milton Keynes), Green’s VIKKAS DELPHI of QUAESITA (Surrey), Porter’s VIKKAS FENELLA (Essex), Bow’s VORHANDEN APHRODITE (S. Yorks), Bow’s VORHANDEN PACO RABANNE (S. Yorks, Wileman’s WOLKE v ADELOGA (Derbys), AMBERFOX CADOC (Surrey), Spellman’s CASSANDRA of WALDERSLADE (Kent), Read’s CHIMELLE CELLO (Sussex), Pinnell’s GREIF of BEFLEIBEN (Essex), Benton’s SANSARC CHARMER (Kent). The complete surveys of all these dogs and every other dog surveyed since can be found on the Breed Council’s website and current surveys with photos are printed in the National Magazine.
Since this first Survey took place in 1991 many other Breed Council Surveys have been held throughout the country. The most recent to be hosted by GSD Club of Essex was 5th May 2018. This was conducted by Andrew Winfrow and took place at the Training Centre.
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