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OFA Soft Tissues Program
The GPCC is proud to support good health in our breed! GPCC members in good standing wishing to register soft tissue (cardiac, patella, thyroid, or deafness) certification with O.F.A (Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals) will be able to do so at no cost to them for Great Pyrenees owned by them.
It is our hope that by promoting and assisting with the cost of these health clearances breeders will be encouraged to take advantage of the program thereby assuring the healthiest breeding stock possible and ultimately producing healthier Great Pyrenees for all breed fanciers to benefit from.
- The registered owner of the dog must be a G.P.C.C member in good standing
- Certification application must be for one of the following applicable soft tissue clearances:
Congenital Cardiac clearance
Patella Luxation clearance
Congenital Deafness clearance
- The GPCC will reimburse the registration cost of the test results to the dog's owner when an invoice/receipt is submitted to a member of the executive (via email or regular mail). We understand these amounts are generally in American funds, so please submit a receipt with the Canadian amount value, otherwise the remitted amount will be calculated at the daily currency rate.
*Please note that further fundraising will be required in order to continue with this initiative should it prove successful. If you would like to support this program, please send your donation to our secretary with a note enclosed identifying it as a donation to the OFA Soft Tissues/Canine Trust Fund program.