Great Dane Club of America News
Current club news. Slideshow
Calling all camera buffs! I’m asking for more candid photos from our membership. Photos are displayed on the Home Page Slide Show and changed every month.
These photos should all be amateur photos and please no show photos. Contact Nancy if you have any
questions. Nancy M. Lerch

Affiliated Club Specialty Results
Show off the winners from your GDCA Affiliated Specialties!
Please send the name of the Specialty, date held, Judges names, (both Conformation and Sweeps) and include the following categories including the dog owners and breeders for:
BOB, BOS, BW, WD, WB, RWD, RWB and Best in Sweeps. Performance event winners.
Send to:

Reminders from the GDCA Internet Chair

Be sure to send your 2014 GDCA National winner photos to the Internet Chairman to be added to the National History Album. List dogs name and what achievement was earned.

Send your candid photos for the GDCA website slideshow.

For questions please contact:
Nancy M. Lerch

CHIC Challenge Trophy - Attention Futurity Nominees
The Great Dane Club of America is pleased to announce the creation of a new award in conjunction with the Futurity. The CHIC Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the breeder of the Best in Futurity puppy IF the dam and sire of that puppy have a CHIC number. There will be a space on the Final Entry form (sent out in July) to note the dam and sire’s CHIC numbers. The GDCA Board created this trophy to recognize the efforts of our breeders with regards to health testing our dogs. You still have time to have that last test done to get your CHIC number in time for this year’s Futurity. If you have questions about this program please contact Dianne Powers, Futurity Chair at

The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. participates with the Purina® Pro Plan® Futurity Alliance.

Dear Futurity Nominee:
The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. recently joined with Purina® to participate in the newly formed Pro Plan® Futurity Alliance. This program is designed to recognize the very best of the Great Dane breed and provide financial support to enhance our club's efforts in advancing the excellence of the Great Dane by promoting quality breeding, care and health programs. Purina is the first pet food manufacturer to financially support the Futurity programs of National Parent Breed Clubs. We're looking to you to help us make this Futurity Alliance successful. By taking advantage of this opportunity with Purina, we can generate needed funds for our breed's important programs.

How does the Pro Plan® Futurity Alliance work?

The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. can earn funds to support the important health and education projects our club has targeted to advance the Great Dane breed. This can happen two ways:

1. Receive one-time donations based on the participation of breeders and puppy owners in the club's Futurity program. Purina will donate $10 for each Futurity-nominated litter, $2 for each Futurity- nominated puppy and $25 for each Futurity-nominated puppy that earns its AKC Conformation Championship title. Our breed club members are not required to feed Purina products, or belong to Purina Pro Club to receive these donations.

2. Receive donations based on the participation of breeders and owners of nominated litters and/or puppies in the Purina Pro Club loyalty program. When our club's Futurity participants are members of Pro Club, they will earn valuable Purina Points for every purchased pound of participating Purina® brand dog foods. Our club can also earn 10% of the value of all points from valid weight circles credited to our Futurity participants' Pro Club accounts. For example, for every $100 worth of qualifying weight circle points earned by our Futurity participants, Purina will donate $10 to the health and education projects targeted by our National Parent Breed Club (up to $20,000 annually). As you can see, the more Futurity participants feed Purina products and participate in Pro Club, the greater the earnings potential for our club.

In addition, Purina will award the Pro Plan Futurity Trophy to the Breeder of our annual Futurity competition, and will provide recognition awards for all Futurity-nominated puppies achieving their AKC Conformation Championship title.

For those of you who are Futurity participants and are not current Pro Club members, we would encourage you to consider joining to support the Futurity Alliance. Pro Club is dedicated to supporting breeders and enthusiasts with exceptional nutrition, great savings and valuable services. To enroll in Purina Pro Club, call 1-877-PRO-CLUB (1-877-776-2582), 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Mon.-Fri., or watch for the special Futurity mailing you'll receive from Purina after you nominate a litter and/or puppy.

We hope that the members of the Great Dane Club of America will enthusiastically support the Pro Plan Futurity Alliance. Purina looks forward to working with us in promoting and advancing the excellence of the Great Dane by supporting quality breeding, care and nutrition programs on behalf of our club's members.

Current Weight Circle Data for GDCA Jan 1 through June 30, 2015