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Health & Longevity 2010 Survey Questions

This is a list of the questions that appear on the 2010 Health Survey to assist you in compiling the necessary information you will need to complete the survey. Reminder- you can only take the survey once per household- please do not click the link to start the survey until you are ready to complete the whole survey. Survey should take 30 minutes or less to complete. Also- several questions ask you to determine which co-owner will report on co-owned dogs, if you co-own dogs with multiple people, please plan to connect with them in the near future and plan who will be reporting on which dogs so we avoid duplications in the data.


Are you an NCA member?

Are you a member of an NCA Regional Club?

Are you a member of an AKC affiliated, all-breed kennel club?

Are you a member of an AKC affiliated, all-breed obedience club?

Is this dog your first and only Newfoundland?

• Yes

• No This answer skips to: How did you acquire your first Newfoundland?

If it is your first and only Newfoundland, would you get another one?

How did you acquire your first Newfoundland?

If this is not your first Newfoundland, where have you gotten subsequent dogs?

Have you used any Newfoundland Club of America website information when purchasing your Newfoundland(s)?

• Yes

• No This answer skips to: Have you used any of the Health information available on the NCA website?

What information did you find helpful?

Have you used any of the Health information available on the NCA website?

• Yes

• No This answer skips to: How many years have you owned Newfoundland Dogs?

What health information on the NCA website do you find helpful?

How many years have you owned Newfoundland Dogs?

Do you currently own a Newfoundland?

• Yes

• No This answer skips to: How many Newfoundland litters have you personally bred?

How many Newfoundlands currently reside with you?

How many additional Newfoundlands do you co-own that don't live with you?

How many Newfoundlands have you owned, but placed as adults in the last five years?

How many Newfoundland litters have you personally bred?

Which of the following activities have you participated in with your Newfoundland(s) during the last 5 years?

For the next five questions, please list what you think are top five health (including temperament) issues facing the Newfoundland Breed today.

Health Concern #1:

Health Concern #2:

Health Concern #3:

Health Concern #4:

Health Concern #5:

Have you encountered any unique health issues with your Newfoundlands? Please list (if these occurred in co-owned dogs, please discuss with your co-owner which of you will report on that dog).

What one disease has your Newf had that impacted you the most economically?

What one disease do you feel had had the largest, negative impact on your relationship with your Newf?

Please list the diagnosis/cause of death (if known) followed by the age at death for any Newfoundland you have lost in the last five years. (if these occurred in co-owned dogs, please discuss with your co-owner which of you will report on that dog)

What do you think is happening to the general health of the breed?

If you were purchasing another Newfoundland puppy today, rate which health screenings would you require to be "normal or unaffected" in one or both parents.

If you require any of the above health clearances on one or both parents of a prospective puppy, do you personally check the open health registries for confirmation of the result(s)?

What health problem or problems with either of the parents or in the pedigree (prior litters, parents littermates or previous 2-3 generations) would keep you from purchasing a puppy from the litter?

Do you insist on a contract with a written health guarantee before buying a puppy?

Are your dogs that reside with you in the CHIC DNA repository?

In the last 5 years, have you had any of the following tests done on your dog(s)?

If you do health testing, do you record the results of health testing in the OFA open database?

If you do health testing, would you record the results in the NCA database if no cost was involved?

Please rate the NCA's spending on health related issues?

Please rate the NCA's activity on health related issues

What can the NCA and the Health & Longevity Committee do to help you deal with the health issues currently facing Newfoundland Dogs?

Optional - If you would like to include your name and email address to be contacted by a member of the Health & Longevity Committee further regarding your responses to this survey please complete the following:

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com

 

I have compiled the necessary information and I am ready to take the survey

 
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