GDAI Objectives

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The Objectives of the Association

The objectives of the Association are: to unite all persons who share the common goal to promote the Great Dane in Ireland, preserve and improve its health, physical and mental fitness and athleticism, character and longevity, aiding the development of the breed’s unique qualities to perfection; to protect the breed’s welfare and general well being through rigorous and continuous education of breeders, judges, exhibitors and owners in all aspects of breed history and purpose, anatomy, morphology, physical efficiency in action and correct breed type according to the Breed Standard; to encourage health testing, study and research, in order to achieve improved breeding, applying scientifically sound genetic methods and ethical practices; and to provide opportunities for learning, socialisation, breed-appropriate competitions and aptitude tests, facilitating the evaluation of breeding stock both physically and mentally, hosting conformation shows and a variety of educational events and activities within the Great Dane community and the general public at large, under the auspices of the Irish Kennel Club and in accordance with the International Breeding Rules and Strategies of the FCI.

The objectives of the association are:

  1. to unite all persons who share the common goal to promote the Great Dane in Ireland, preserve and improve its health, physical and mental fitness and athleticism, character and longevity, aiding the development of the breed’s unique qualities to perfection;
  2. to protect the breed’s welfare and general well being through rigorous and continuous education of breeders, judges, exhibitors and owners in all aspects of breed history and purpose, anatomy, morphology, physical efficiency in action and correct breed type according to the Breed Standard;
  3. to encourage health testing, study and research, in order to achieve improved breeding, applying scientifically sound genetic methods and ethical practices;
  4. and to provide opportunities for learning, socialisation, breed-appropriate competitions and aptitude tests, facilitating the evaluation of breeding stock both physically and mentally, hosting conformation shows and a variety of  educational events and activities within the Great Dane community and the general public at large, under the auspices of the Irish Kennel Club and in accordance with the International Breeding Rules and Strategies of the FCI.

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