The GSDCA-WDA "a" Stamp Hip and "ED" Elbow Program Guideline Service

The GSDCA-WDA has implemented a "a"-Stamp Evaluation program for hips and elbows in conjunction with the Schaeferhund Verein (SV) in support of the German Shepherd Dog breed program. They are designed to supplement the established OFA program supported by the AKC and to provide a certified record of hip and elbow ratings on each dog's registration papers.

All Forms are available from the GSDCA-WDA office (and include address, phone, and e-mail).

Guidelines are provided which can be viewed and downloaded from the following link: Guidelines for Hip and Elbow Evaluation (updated 18-SEPT-2017)

Please Note: The SV will only accept digital radiographs from veterinarians registered for their program. To register for the program they must visit This website may come up in German and then have to go to a translator. This registration will allow the vet to submit digital x-rays directly to the SV. The individual requesting the evaluation by the SV will still have to submit any forms and payment to the GSDCA-WDA office which will then send the forms to the SV just without the radiographs.

For conversion to film you may contact:

X-Ray Express
1244 Karla Dr., Suite 210
Hurst, Tx. 76053-4437

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