Submitting Data to the AWPGA Health and Pedigree Database
The AWPGA depends on every Griffon breeder or owner to voluntarily submit data regarding their dog so that it may be included in the database. The open sharing of health data can help us better understand the diseases affecting our dogs and it is our sincere hope that the analysis of this data may lead to cures or preventative treatments.
It is important to note that you do not need to be a member of the AWPGA to submit data about your dog(s). Breeders and owners are encouraged to submit information.
Please use the following forms to add or update information in the AWPGA Database. After the form is submitted, an operator will review the data and enter it into the database. If additional documentation is required an operator will contact you with more information.
All certification information must be verified before it will be entered into the database. If the data is not verifiable on the certifying body's web site, a copy of the test results must be submitted to an Operator (see Database Policies for details). This copy can be scanned and e-mailed or sent to an Operator via mail/postal delivery.
What this means is that clearance test results, such as Heart, Eyes, Hips, Elbows, Thyroid, etc., that were not submitted to CERF, OFA, or other registries are perfectly acceptable for entry into the AWPGA Database. We only need a copy of the test results to verify them.
Health information can be submitted by the owner without supporting documentation but it will be marked as Anecdotal. Only after receiving a copy of a vet's specific diagnosis or pathology report will the entry be marked as Diagnosed. Because researchers are primarily interested in supportable diagnosed conditions, we really encourage you to provide that supporting documentation.
For more information about submitting supporting documentation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Data Operators are volunteers that receive your data submissions and enter the information into the database. They work hard to ensure that the data is entered accurately and completely. You can submit your dog or litter data using the forms available via the above links or by contacting one of our Operators directly.