|Great Dane Champions of Health
Beginning with the 2006 National Specialty, the GDCA, in conjunction with the OFA will be awarding a Champion Of Health. What is a Champion For Health? If your dog has a CHIC number and has recently celebrated a significant accomplishment at the national level, whether in the ring, in the field, or as a producer, he or she can be nominated for this exciting award.
Nominations will be made to the GDCA and from those 3 to 5 dogs will be forwarded to the OFA for their review. The OFA will make the final decision as to the Champion Of Health. The recipient of this annual award will receive an engraved silver medallion, and a $100 donation to the club's donor advised fund at the AKC CHF made in the dog's honor. Dogs that are nominated, but not selected may be re-nominated in another year.
To submit your dog’s name for consideration:
Nominations must be submitted to the GDCA Corresponding Secretary by July 15 of each year. The Corresponding secretary will forward this information to the GDCA Board members no later than August 1. The Board will review and choose its nominations at the August Board meeting for submission to the OFA.
When submitting a nomination please include the following:
Submit nominations to:
Or, email your submission with the required information to: