GWPC Health Initiative

Help us keep our breed healthy by telling us about your dog's health

Add your dog to our health database

Please notify us of any serious health issues with your dog, to help our research efforts.
It is really quick and simple to do.


Open to anyone who owns a GWP or is its breeder, even outside the UK.

All information provided by you will be used by the GWP Club solely for the purpose of researching the health of the breed.

Help us to help our breed stay healthy.

The GWP Club are particularly interested in hearing from owners with any GWP with the following conditions:

these are so rare that reporting of 1 or 2 cases could make all the difference to our understanding - :

Hip Dysplasia (HD) - Elbow Dysplasia (ED) - Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD) - Cruciate Ligament Disorders - Patella Luxation - Craniomandibular Osteopathy (CMO) - Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) - Steroid Responsive Meningitis Arteritis (SRMA) - Masticatory Muscle Myositis (MMM) - Osteosarcoma (OSA)

Dilated Cardiopathy (DCM) - Aortic Stenosis - Pulmonary Stenosis - Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) - Atriventricular Block

Epilepsy - Degenerative Mylopathy - Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

Von Willebrands Disease - Haemophilia B - Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) - Junctional Epidermal Bullosa (EB) - Hypothyroidism - Myasthenia Gravis - Ectropian/Entropian - Cataracts - Day Blindness

More Details on these Conditions

If you want to pass on any information or comments to our Health team, contact the Health Co-ordinator:

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