Health

 

MISSION AND GOALS

The GPCA Health Committee's goal is to provide reliable current information on health-related issues that may affect German Pinschers.  Also, to encourage participation in and support research to improve the health of future generations of the German Pinscher breed.

TEST FOR THE BEST

The modern German Pinscher has a relatively small gene pool so attention to potential health concerns is important for the future of the breed. Although testing will not guarantee the health of a puppy it does increase the chance of producing healthier offspring. Breeders and owners use of public registries such as CHIC, OFA and other registries can help to maintain and improve the health of a breed.

Information is provided here as a resource only and is not intended to replace professional care. Always consult with your Veterinarian about your German Pinscher’s health and medical concerns